This Sunday, the #1 seeded Celtics took the court against the #8 seeded Bulls. Isaiah Thomas, starting point guard of the Celtics, made a game-time decision to play in the playoff-opener. This comes to the surprise of many, as just yesterday, Thomas’ sister, Chyna Thomas, died in a car accident. It was a tough game emotionally for those involved. The Celtics would eventually fall to the Bulls with a final score of 106-102. This loss did not, however, deter fans from both sides from praising and praying for Isaiah Thomas and his family.
Most were supportive.
— Boston Attitude (@BostonAttitude) April 17, 2017
couldn't imagine doing what IT is about to do. hope he finds some peace, if only for a little while, out on that court tonight. #Celtics
— Mike Golic Jr (@MGolicJR57) April 16, 2017
— Andre Snellings (@ProfessorDrz) April 16, 2017
A few were less friendly, and more competitive.
— Mike Coleman (@mgcoleman) April 17, 2017
As always the Boston fans showed their game-day spirit.
— Casey Baker (@CaseyBake16) April 17, 2017
And some fans were more analytical.
— Kristine Leahy (@KristineLeahy) April 17, 2017
While some were for the celtics, and some were against, there was an underlying theme of appreciate of Thomas’ tragedy and outstanding bravery. While some fans chose to smack-talk the celtics, it was pretty clear to all that the 5’9 point guard, has a heart and strength of a giant.