LeBron James Sounds Off About Fans Burning Players’ Jerseys

By Staff  |  08/25/2017

LeBron James

LeBron James had a lot say this week, after he saw fans burning players' jerseys online.

In a series of tweets, James sounded off on fans while defending new teammate Isaiah Thomas, who was traded to the Cavaliers this week, as part of a deal that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics.

Apparently, fans in Boston were angry and posted videos and images of burning Thomas jerseys after hearing the news that he was traded. Utah Jazz fans did the same as well, after he left the team in free agency to join the Celtics.

Since arriving in Boston in February 2015, Thomas became the face of the franchise. He led the team to the best record in the Eastern Conference last week, averaging 28.9 points and 5.9 assists over 33.8 minutes per game.

Thomas also stepped up for the team in April, when he played in a game a day after his sister died in a car crash.

With that said, it's shocking fans would burn his jersey, especially since a trade is out of his control.

In addition to Thomas, the Celtics also sent Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a 2018 unprotected first-round pick to the Cavaliers in the deal.