New Lakers point guard Isaiah Thomas reportedly felt LeBron James “talked down to him” during his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Chris Broussard of FS1 talked about the situation Tuesday during an appearance on Undisputed:
"I was talking to somebody yesterday close to Isaiah, and they said, 'Isaiah Thomas has absolutely no love at all for LeBron… He felt like LeBron talked down to him when he was there." — @Chris_Broussard pic.twitter.com/1KDmXwmQ4q
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) February 13, 2018
The 29-year-old Tacoma,Washington native missed a couple of months this season with a hip injury, which he suffered during the 2016-17 playoffs. He threw shade toward the Cavaliers when discussing the recovery Monday, per Ryan Ward of Clutch Points.
“I mean, this is the first real practice I had all year,” Thomas said. “Let’s see how my hip responds tomorrow with the soreness and things like that, but I’m here. I’m here and I’m happy. Got my joy back and I’m ready to put on a show for the Lakers.”
Isaiah had an immediate impact in his first game as a Laker on Saturday, scoring 22 points and 6 assists in 31 minutes but they Lakers lost to the Mavericks 130-123.