Anthony Davis’ father doesn’t want his son to sign for Boston Celtics due to the team’s treatment of Isiah Thomas.
Anthony Davis has been heavily linked with a move to Boston Celtics. However, for them to acquire the services of the player, they’ll initially have to convince his father.
Anthony Davis senior talked to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne on Friday and stated that he doesn’t want his son to join Celtics.
The player put a trade request on January 28 and has since been speculated to join Boston Celtics.
His father further stated that the reason behind his disinclination on the move is the way Celtics treated one of their former players, Isaiah Thomas.
Talking to ESPN, Anthony Davis senior said, “I would never want my son to play for Boston after what they done to Isaiah Thomas.
Inside tip: Anthony Davis, Sr. is merely saying publicly what many players around the league feel personally & have discussed privately. The common sentiment is: if #Celtics did that to a guy who played through injuries & death of his sister, they would do it to anybody.
— Michael Eaves (@michaeleaves) February 2, 2019
Kyrie: “I don’t owe anybody shit”
me: gotta love that
Anthony Davis Sr.: “I would never want my son to play for Boston”
me: literally no way this day could get any better
Kirk Cousins: https://t.co/nDqdribCAG
— shamus (@shamus_clancy) February 2, 2019
“No loyalty. Guy gives his heart and soul and they traded him.”
However, he further cleared that it is his personal opinion and not that of his son. “This is just my opinion, not Anthony’s. I’ve just seen things over the years with Boston, and there’s no loyalty.”
However, it has been previously reported that Davis himself doesn’t have very high regard for a move to Boston Celtics either.
Isaiah Thomas was traded to Cleveland from Celtics after three successful seasons with the team. He expressed his disappointment over the trade after playing through injuries and the death of his sister for them.
The trade paved way for the arrival of Kyrie Irving, who has concerns of his own.
He stated yesterday that he doesn’t “owe anybody s***” while talking about re-signing with Celtics. The statement came as a surprise as he had previously committed his future to the team.
Anthony Davis Sr: “I would never want my son to play for Boston after what they did to Isaiah Thomas”
LeBron & Lakers: pic.twitter.com/PI1kRso3fS
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) February 2, 2019
Treating players like day-trading stocks might sometimes be the “right” decision when purely viewing them as assets, but people don’t generally respond well to that type of calculated coldness. We may be seeing how that can come back to bite a team. https://t.co/A9zkX2mEAX
— Harrison Faigen (@hmfaigen) February 2, 2019
“But at the end of the day I spent the last eight years trying to do what everybody else wanted me to do, in terms of making my decisions and trying to validate through the media, through other personnel, managers, anybody in this business and I don’t owe anybody s***,” Irving said.