For a handful of seasons, Isaiah Thomas battled to be the Sacramento Kings starting point guard. It wasn’t always easy though as the Sacramento front office continually added players to battle for the position.
No matter who was put in front of him, Isaiah Thomas always won out and proved to be one of the Kings best players over the course of the past few years. It still wasn’t enough though as the front office, headed by Pete D’Alessandro decided to go in a different direction this offseason, signing Darren Collison away from the Los Angeles Clippers.
It was a move questioned by many, including Isaiah Thomas himself who expressed frustration over such with Sactown Royalty.
Thomas says he harbors no ill feelings toward his former franchise after he was signed-and-traded to the Phoenix Suns, though did say he plans to ‘kill’ his former team when he plays them.
I tell everybody I love Sacramento, I always will love Sacramento, but when we play them I’m going to kill Sacramento.
While Isaiah Thomas may feel disrespected by the Sacramento Kings, he says he’s aware that it’s a business and in the end both he and his former franchise did what was ‘best’ for each party. Still, it doesn’t seem as if the two parted on the best of notes.
It’ll be difficult enough for many Sacramento Kings fans to watch Isaiah Thomas suit up in a different uniform, but it’ll be a dagger through the heart if/when Thomas puts up one of his special games.