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Isaiah Thomas Responds To Controversy Over His 'Cleveland Is A S---hole' Comments

Russell Westbrook dribbling past Derrick Rose and Isaiah Thomas.

CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 20: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dribbles the ball past Isaiah Thomas #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Derrick Rose #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game at Quicken Loans Arena on January 20, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Well that didn't take long. This evening, while streaming on Instagram live, former Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas ripped his former city, calling Cleveland "a s---hole."

He went down the list of the places he's played, praising Sacramento, Boston, and Los Angeles, before ripping Cleveland, and poking fun of the town for losing LeBron James for a second time.

“Sac, L.A., and Boston was all love. Phoenix was cool… Cleveland was a s—thole. I see why ‘Bron left. I see why ‘Bron left.


It didn't take long for Isaiah Thomas to issue an apology to Cleveland for the comments.

Minutes ago, he did so in a tweet, while saying that after the comments that went viral, he took them back.

He also hopped back on Instagram Live to address the fans on the platform where he first made the comments. For The Win's Alysha Tsuji captured video:

From this video apology:

“Nah, Cleveland wasn’t that bad. I shouldn’t have said that. That was my fault. Cleveland was actually cool. It was all right. The situation just wasn’t the best, but I apologize for saying it was a s---hole. It wasn’t an s---hole. The team was dope, the players was filthy, my guy Gio, training staff was cold — nah, Cleveland was cool. I shouldn’t have said that. That was my bad. I was just talking on IG Live. I didn’t think it was gonna get to where they was posting this — posting it. It’s like damn, my bad.”

This has been your Saturday night one hour NBA controversy. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.