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Former Cavaliers Star Calls Cleveland 'A S--thole,' Says He Sees Why LeBron Left

A general view of the Cleveland Cavaliers home court.

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 7: A general view of Quicken Loans Arena during the first quarter of Game 4 of the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors at on May 7, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

After being included in the Kyrie Irving trade, Isaiah Thomas spent a few months in Cleveland, before being dealt out to Los Angeles. He never looked fully healthy after the hip injury that ended his 2017 season, and clearly never meshed with LeBron James.

Apparently the former Boston Celtics star didn't appreciate his time with the Cavaliers, or the city of Cleveland.

He went on Instagram live today, and began to discuss the various stops he's made in his NBA career.

Basically, everywhere was good. Except for Cleveland.

He even turned the knife by saying that he understood why LeBron James would leave his home state franchise.

Video of Isaiah Thomas bashing Cleveland is now making its way around the internet.

From the clip:

"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.

Again."

Brutal.

Thomas only played in 15 games before being traded away from the Cavaliers. In those games, his shooting percentages were significantly worse than the rest of his career. He played better once he reached L.A., although he never fully recovered his All-Star, MVP candidate form from his third year in Boston.

Last month, Thomas signed a small, one-year deal with the Denver Nuggets. He is attempted to prove that the hip injury is behind him, and that he can be the player he was a few years ago once again.