“My Dawg Back”: NBA Stars React as LeBron James Strengthens Team With Lakers’ Latest Signing

Published 12/17/2021, 7:05 AM EST
Dec 15, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) waits for play to resume against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


NBA fans aren’t the only ones rejoicing the return of Isaiah Thomas to the league. Even his fellow NBA players are excited to see him back on the court. The Lakers recently confirmed the return of Isaiah Thomas as they brought him on a 10-day contract to bring some depth for LeBron James to work with. This may have resulted from them suddenly losing a lot of players to injury and protocol problems.

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Nevertheless, Thomas now has another opportunity to prove his worth in the league and that has created a buzz among players.

WASHINGTON, DC -NOVEMBER 24: Washington Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas (4) looks for the foul to be called late in the game against the Sacramento Kings at Capital One Arena on November 24, 2019, in Washington, DC. The Sacramento Kings beat the Washington Wizards 113-106.
(Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

NBA players congratulate Thomas on joining LeBron James at the Lakers

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Some current and former NBA players even took to Twitter to congratulate Thomas on his return to the league. This is a rundown of how those players reacted on Twitter.

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Isaiah Thomas’ impressive debut in the NBA G-League

Isaiah Thomas is a former NBA All-Star who had an exceptional debut in the G league. It arguably earned him the call up to the NBA. He dropped 42 points with Denver Nuggets’ G League affiliate team.

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Thomas clearly committed to the grind and made his way back to the NBA with LeBron James and the Lakers. However, this is not his first stint with the Lakers. In 2018, the Lakers also brought him on but after only a few games they ruled him out for the rest of the season because of injury problems.

Nevertheless, the Lakers have brought him back on after he was patient and worked hard for his return to the NBA.

Moreover, he previously also played for New Orleans Pelicans on a 10-day contract last season. They did not re-sign him and hence he was forced to play in the G-League. Consequently, if he continues his tremendous form in the NBA, who knows he might earn a longer contract? Therefore, this support from his colleagues could go a long way in helping him maintain his confidence.

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Do you think the former All-Star can cement his place in the NBA?

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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