The blockbuster trade is a deal done between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics but the memories of the days leading to the announcement is something that isaiah thomas will never forget. On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, Thomas penned an article in The Players' Tribune, an honest revelation about the chaotic trade, how he felt, and the thing that made him look up and say, "I'm going to play my guts out."

His revelations confirmed the impact of previous news that he was as surprised as everyone when he learned about the trade. Apparently, it happened without any of the Celtics management implying the possibility of him being traded.

IT was just coming home from celebrating his first year anniversary with wife Kayla. A short text message from Celtics GM Danny Ainge asking to call him when he can is something that IT did not take out of context. But when he eventually called, the weight of the matter was finally revealed.

Danny Ainge conversation

“I just traded you.”

Simple as that. No big words, no big speech. Though I guess when it comes to shit like that, there’s not much more to say.

“To where.” That’s all I could manage.

“To the Cavaliers, for Kyrie,” he wrote.

In the article, he wrote how much he loved Boston and the trade hurt him in a way as he never imagined being traded. He wanted to be recognized as the face of the Boston Celtics, to be sort of compared to Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.

But that's the way it is in basketball and what Danny Ainge did is part of doing business. IT said, Ainge is a businessman and the trade was nothing personal; merely a business that needs to be addressed at his expense.

IT's commitment to his new team

Isaiah Thomas, on the other hand, confirmed his commitment to the Cleveland Cavaliers saying: "You are not going to want to mess with the Cavs this year.

This is going to be a great year to be a Cavs fan, a great year. And I’m excited." Taking the weight of the situation, Thomas said he may have to carry the burden of stopping the Celtics from reaching the top in the Eastern conference.

"He didn't come to Cleveland to lose," he wrote. In fact, he looks forward to playing with LeBron James, Imam Shumpert, Kevin Love, and Tristan Thompson.

He regrets not leaving his legacy in Boston, but he also mentioned that he is not like Tom Brady, the man spent his whole life with Boston whereas he's only been with the Celtics for two seasons.

Thomas will head for Cleveland to start his rehabilitation prior to the start of the new NBA season.