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Forsberg: Isaiah who? Irving is Bostonís new king of Clutch
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Re: Forsberg: Isaiah who? Irving is Bostonís new king of Clutch
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That picture is either really blurry, or the forum is having trouble loading for me.

Whoís to say, really?
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 05:41:57 PM »

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That picture is either really blurry, or the forum is having trouble loading for me.

Whoís to say, really?
sorry

Fixed it

Re: Forsberg: Isaiah who? Irving is Bostonís new king of Clutch
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2017, 05:46:23 PM »

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That picture is either really blurry, or the forum is having trouble loading for me.

Whoís to say, really?
sorry

Fixed it

Thanks! Isaiah did this for an entire season, Irving for 1/5 of a season. So lots can change. That said, Irving definitely has another level heís able to tap into late in games which is fun to watch.

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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 05:48:39 PM »

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That picture is either really blurry, or the forum is having trouble loading for me.

Whoís to say, really?
sorry

Fixed it

Thanks! Isaiah did this for an entire season, Irving for 1/5 of a season. So lots can change. That said, Irving definitely has another level heís able to tap into late in games which is fun to watch.
i thought this too but Kyrie has been clutch since heís been a rookie. Remember those big shots in the finals? Fun player indeed

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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2017, 07:32:25 PM »

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This is honestly being disrespectful to IT after all he did for this team and after that insane season he had for us last year. (And I know I'm going to trigger some folks on here for saying that)

Lets see Irving for an entire season here in Boston first before saying things like this.

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2017, 04:16:27 PM »

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This is honestly being disrespectful to IT after all he did for this team and after that insane season he had for us last year. (And I know I'm going to trigger some folks on here for saying that)

Lets see Irving for an entire season here in Boston first before saying things like this.

Yeah, it's disrespectful.

And Isaiah responds!

https://twitter.com/isaiahthomas/status/934228771565076485

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Hahahaha Iím happy Kyrie playing well & they doing good. Donít disrespect with the Isaiah who tho.. You knows [dang] well who I am and what Iíve done!

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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2017, 04:24:12 PM »

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Forsberg isnít being disrespectful. Isaiah who is sort of a tongue in cheek hyperbole to exaggerate the fact that Kyrie is producing a little better than IT who himself was also clutch. He didnít literally mean ďIsaiah whoĒ the exacerbation is lost in translation

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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2017, 04:26:17 PM »

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This is honestly being disrespectful to IT after all he did for this team and after that insane season he had for us last year. (And I know I'm going to trigger some folks on here for saying that)

Lets see Irving for an entire season here in Boston first before saying things like this.

How is it disrespectful to post numbers which show them both incredibly good in crunch time?

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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2017, 04:52:36 PM »

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This is honestly being disrespectful to IT after all he did for this team and after that insane season he had for us last year. (And I know I'm going to trigger some folks on here for saying that)

Lets see Irving for an entire season here in Boston first before saying things like this.

How is it disrespectful to post numbers which show them both incredibly good in crunch time?

Exactly. So why say "Isaiah who"

Makes it sound like he's just kicking IT to the curb in favor of Kyrie despite all Isaiah did for us. And I love Forsberg by the way, but still...

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« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2017, 05:05:45 PM »

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This is honestly being disrespectful to IT after all he did for this team and after that insane season he had for us last year. (And I know I'm going to trigger some folks on here for saying that)

Lets see Irving for an entire season here in Boston first before saying things like this.

How is it disrespectful to post numbers which show them both incredibly good in crunch time?

Exactly. So why say "Isaiah who"

Makes it sound like he's just kicking IT to the curb in favor of Kyrie despite all Isaiah did for us. And I love Forsberg by the way, but still...
Feel like thats being awfully sensitive.

Also, in all likelihood, Forsberg didnt write the title. Writers usually dont.
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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2017, 05:07:00 PM »

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This is honestly being disrespectful to IT after all he did for this team and after that insane season he had for us last year. (And I know I'm going to trigger some folks on here for saying that)

Lets see Irving for an entire season here in Boston first before saying things like this.

Yeah, it's disrespectful.

And Isaiah responds!

https://twitter.com/isaiahthomas/status/934228771565076485

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Hahahaha Iím happy Kyrie playing well & they doing good. Donít disrespect with the Isaiah who tho.. You knows [dang] well who I am and what Iíve done!
I love Isaiah, but he loves finding ways to add to the chip on his shoulder. Just because he perceives something as a slight doesnt mean its actually bad.
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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2017, 05:09:01 PM »

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IT gets a ton of respect.  He's the best offensive player in NBA history under 6' (unless Iverson was really under 6'), he's earned a great reputation as a player and teammate, and he'll have earned himself a great payday after this season.  He has a legit shot (probably better than Kyrie) at an NBA championship this season and there was a great chance that he would not have returned to Boston after this season as Boston probably would not have paid the max for him.  IT was complicit in his Boson departure.  He clearly a promoted himself as the "King in the 4th" (the look at the watch in the 4th gave him notoriety while his consistent performance cemented it) and he was crystal clear that he want someone to "back up the Brinks Truck".  If IT was planning to take a hometown discount, he sure wasn't making it appear that way.   

IT has been lauded by the C's ownership, management, former teammates and fans for his efforts.  BUT... he is not Kyrie Irving, just as KI is not Lebron James.  Forsberg is saying "Isaiah Who?" just indicates the truth -- that after 20 games, the C's do not miss Isaiah Thomas on the court.  This doesn't mean he wasn't loved and doesn't mean he wasn't highly respected for his accomplishments here. 

And as a result of those accomplishments someone will indeed back up the Brinks Truck.

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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2017, 05:12:50 PM »

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IT gets a ton of respect.  He's the best offensive player in NBA history under 6' (unless Iverson was really under 6'), he's earned a great reputation as a player and teammate, and he'll have earned himself a great payday after this season.  He has a legit shot (probably better than Kyrie) at an NBA championship this season and there was a great chance that he would not have returned to Boston after this season as Boston probably would not have paid the max for him.  IT was complicit in his Boson departure.  He clearly a promoted himself as the "King in the 4th" (the look at the watch in the 4th gave him notoriety while his consistent performance cemented it) and he was crystal clear that he want someone to "back up the Brinks Truck".  If IT was planning to take a hometown discount, he sure wasn't making it appear that way.   

IT has been lauded by the C's ownership, management, former teammates and fans for his efforts.  BUT... he is not Kyrie Irving, just as KI is not Lebron James.  Forsberg is saying "Isaiah Who?" just indicates the truth -- that after 20 games, the C's do not miss Isaiah Thomas on the court.  This doesn't mean he wasn't loved and doesn't mean he wasn't highly respected for his accomplishments here. 

And as a result of those accomplishments someone will indeed back up the Brinks Truck.
Again, Forsberg probably never wrote those words.

Edit: From forsberg himself
https://twitter.com/ESPNForsberg/status/934232081269448704
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(I donít write headlines but iíll take the grief. No Celtics fan is going to forget what IT did any time soon)
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« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2017, 05:18:18 PM »

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This is honestly being disrespectful to IT after all he did for this team and after that insane season he had for us last year. (And I know I'm going to trigger some folks on here for saying that)

Lets see Irving for an entire season here in Boston first before saying things like this.

I agree. Regardless of whether I feel Kyrie is better or not, IT deserves nothing but credit for what he did here. No reason to downplay it.