Cleveland Cavaliers pulled a big trade with the Boston Celtics by sending Kyrie Irving to their conference rivals. Irving expressed his desire to be traded as he no longer wanted to share the floor with LeBron James. The Cavaliers granted his wish and he will be wearing a Celtics uniform next season.

In exchange for Irving, Cleveland received isaiah thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a first-round draft pick the Celtics acquired from the Brooklyn Nets. All things considered, it seems that the trade benefits both sides. Irving is finally on another team and the Cavaliers received a great scorer in Thomas and a defensive specialist in Crowder.

They also received a valuable draft pick which can help them build for the future.

However, some fans did not like that Thomas joined the Cavaliers. Even though it wasn't up to him as he didn't express the desire to be traded, the Celtics fans burned his jersey. LeBron James, who is no stranger to jersey burning, shared his thoughts about the issue.

LeBron James' comments on jersey burning

LeBron James had his jersey burned multiple times. First, it was in 2010 when he decided to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. The fans were upset with his decision and they started the jersey-burning sensation which is still popular in the NBA.

When he saw that Isaiah Thomas' jersey was burned, the four-time MVP decided to share his thoughts on his Twitter page.

Besides talking about Thomas, his newest teammate, James also talked about Gordon Hayward.

Hayward decided to leave the Utah Jazz earlier this summer and he will be playing for the Boston Celtics next year. Just like James and Thomas, Hayward also had his jersey burned by fans.

LeBron James is right for criticizing fans who burned Thomas' jersey. After all, the guard did nothing wrong and it was his team that decided to trade him.

However, it seems that some fans don't understand it and they want players to be loyal to their teams, not the other way around.

James' message to Kyrie Irving

Just after Kyrie Irving was traded to the Boston Celtics, LeBron James sent him a message on his Twitter. James, who is known for using his social media profiles to express his thoughts, called Irving a special guy. He said that he has nothing but respect for his former teammate.

James and Irving spent three years together in Cleveland, making the NBA Finals three times. They also won a championship ring together in 2016.