On Saturday, April 15, Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas received heartbreaking news that his little sister died in a one-on-one car accident.
In the wake of her death, Thomas attended his first and second games for the playoffs. He was seen earlier at the Celtics pregame warmup, breaking down. However, he managed to pull it together to play, and scored a remarkable 33 points.
“I never could have imagined a day my little sister, Chyna, wouldn’t be here. She and my family are everything to me, so the pain I am feeling right now is impossible to put into words. This has been without question the hardest week of my life. At the same time, I have been overwhelmed by the love and support that I have received and couldn’t be more thankful to my friends, family, fans, the city of Boston, Celtics organization, and NBA community. I truly appreciate all the support you’ve shown me over the past couple of days and thank you for respecting my privacy as I continue to grieve and heal with my loved ones at this time.”
An emotional scene in Boston as Isaiah Thomas will try to play in Game 1 vs. the Bulls pic.twitter.com/SwGSsYZjvN
— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) April 16, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with Isaiah Thomas and his family during this difficult time.