In a four-minute videoposted on his Instagram account Thursday, Kyrie Irving thanked Cavaliers fans and his former teammates, but never mentioned LeBron James by name.
The Cavs had better odds of defeating the Warriors with Irving on their side, but he's gone now. New Cavs general manager Koby Altman pulled it off by sending the team's second-best player to the Celtics for Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and an unconditional first-round pick next year. On Wednesday, the Celtics added the Miami Heat's 2020 second-round selection to get the Cavs to sign off on the deal after concerns arose over the torn labrum in Thomas' right hip.
Irving explained some of the reasons that sparked his trade request, including making the NBA Finals three years and earning a championship in Cleveland.
In his video, Irving thanked owner Dan Gilbert and Cleveland's ownership group, who took him at No 1 in 2011 after he played in just 11 games at Duke because of injury. "It was more or less about creating that foundation of me in Cleveland, and then, now, taking this next step as a 25-year-old evolving man and being the best basketball player I can be".
So, with new doubt surrounding the deal, Irving suddenly seems to be up for grabs again-or so the Milwaukee Bucks assume, anyway.
"There's never been an indication that I wouldn't be back, and there's never been an indication that this is something messing up my career", Thomas told ESPN on Tuesday.
"I love all you guys' support and all you guys' love over the course of the amount of years I was in Cleveland". He also addressed the LeBron issue saying, "I still haven't talked to him", before saying "I have the chance to play with one of the greats and it was incredible". I don't want to dive into it, but I didn't say anything purposefully because that's not the real life I live in, in terms of what you want, what this guy wants and what you can and can't do. Isaiah Thomas is is a two-time NBA All-Star who made the All-NBA Second-Team last season. To be able to share those moments, with just everyone in Cleveland and everyone in OH, and doing something that was just an unbelievable experience for all of us.
President Trump then highlighted Springfield as the birth place of Route 66 and calls for a comeback of historic proportions. So how should we reform the tax code? A rate between 20% and 25% is thought to be more likely.
CiCi Bellis of the United States was serving for the match at 5-3 in the third set but lost to Nao Hibino of Japan 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. I knew she had a hard first match here so I used that as confidence. "I knew it was going to be a tough match from the get-go".
Mayor Sylvester Turner and Police Chief Art Acevedo said Tuesday they were aware of the report but would not confirm it. City officials prepared to vote Wednesday to allocate $20 million to storm relief, said city Controller Chris Brown.
But Houstonians were not buying it and posted photos of the neighborhood around the church showing wet but passable streets. Lakewood opened to the public Tuesday had has since taken in "hundreds" of Harvey evacuees and donations, the pastor said .
The first gene therapy to gain FDA approval for an inherited disease could be a treatment for a form of blindness. On Wednesday, the FDA also expanded approval for another drug, tocilizumab, to treat CRS in patients 2 and older.
The court has ordered to release Rafaqat, Husnain, Rasheed Ahmad, Sher Zaman and Aitzaz Shah immediately, news reports stated. She was killed when she stood up and put her head out of a sunroof-style escape hatch in the bombproof vehicle.
Last week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened to quit the nuclear pact if the White House issues new sanctions.
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Every game for Scotland has been a must-win and here we are, four points off second, and it really is a must-win. England had their biggest win in two years - and that was exactly how long this match felt.
On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha
The final days of Hajj coincide with the Eid al-Adha holiday, or "Feast of Sacrifice", to commemorate Ibrahim s test of faith. The four-day Eid al-Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice, is considered one of the most important holidays in the Muslim calendar.
Andy Murray will not be at Flushing Meadows
Open because of a hip injury, adding to the lengthy list of top players who will miss the year's last Grand Slam tournament. They were drawn Friday into the same half of the bracket, meaning they could only meet in the semifinals in NY .