Fans Destroy Former Lakers Star Nick Young After Isaiah Thomas Slander

Published 08/17/2021, 2:01 AM EDT


Off-season is up and running in the NBA right now. With teams making big money free agent signings and pulling off massive trades, there have been significant changes in the league. While the biggest names are out, there are players like Isaiah Thomas who are eager to make a comeback to the league.

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Thomas who was a star for the Celtics was one of the best scorers in the league only a couple of seasons ago. If not for his agonizing hip injuries, the 31-year-old would be a mainstay in any team.

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But the former Celts star recently made a statement in a Pro-AM game. Playing in the Crawsover Pro-AM game in Seattle, IT dropped a whooping 81 points and certainly turned some heads all around the league.

Fans blast Nick Young for targeting Isaiah Thomas

While NBA fans and players like LeBron James rejoiced the performance, the former Celtics star put up, former Lakers’ guard Nick Young wasn’t the biggest fan of it. After Payton Pritchard put up an absurd 92 points and Mike James put up an amazing 65 points, Young called the shots on Pro-AM leagues.

Young said that the Pro-AM leagues in Portland and Seattle are probably the worst as they let athletes score absurd amount of points. While he directly didn’t call out IT, the subtle dig of playing against weaker opposition was pretty evident.

While Pro-AM leagues might feature some amateurs, many NBA players have regularly showed up in these games. The competition might not be comparable to the NBA, but with participants trying to make their mark, these games are pretty competitive.

Fans certainly were having none of it. From blasting the former Lakers’ guard for his comments to even trolling him, NBA twitter went all in on Young and his comments.

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Dropping 81 points is no easy feat, and Thomas certainly made a statement with his display. Coming off of a hip surgery, the 31-year-old looks in top shape and is showing his quality on the court.

With three slots still open, the Lakers can take a gamble with the former Celtics star. The addition of an extra ball handler and a scorer might not hurt the 17-time champions. Do you think Isaiah Thomas will make his return to the NBA this season?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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