Isaiah Thomas backtracks on criticism of Cleveland and says playing there was "actually cool"

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Isaiah Thomas' stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers last season was brief and disastrous. 

After being traded to Ohio by the Boston Celtics, the point guard lasted just a few months with the franchise as he only played 15 games. 

He arrived with a hip injury and had to wait almost five months to make his debut with the team. 

But he struggled to make any sort of impact and was part of a Cavs team that went on a horrible losing streak. 

Despite only returning from a serious injury, the veteran was one of the players blamed for their bleak run as he found it hard to mesh with his new teammates both on and off the court.

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With their season hanging in the balance, general manager Koby Altman made the decision to overhaul the roster at the trade deadline and offloaded Thomas, as well as five other players.

IT was sent to the Los Angeles Lakers and although he claimed he had no hard feelings about it at the time, it seems that wasn't entirely true. 

In a recent Instagram Live video, the 29-year-old reflected on the various cities he has played in during his career and had some harsh words to say about Cleveland. 

"Cleveland was a s---hole," he said. "I see why Bron left. Again."

Thomas then tried to backtrack on his words with a second video and apologised for what he'd said.

"I shouldn't have said that," Thomas said. "That was my fault. Cleveland was actually cool, it was all right. The situation just wasn't the best.

"I apologise for saying it was a s---hole. It wasn't a s---hole. The team was dope, the players was filthy. My guy Gio. Training staff was cold. Nah, Cleveland was cool.

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"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're posting it. It's like damn, my bad."

The two-time All-Star also offered a more formal apology on Twitter in an effort to diffuse the situation. 

His injury didn't help him settle in with the Cavs but it was obvious that he just wasn't a good fit playing alongside LeBron James. 

The dynamic guard was coming off a career year where he posted 29 points per game with the Celtics and excelled as the go-to scorer. 

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He found it tough to play off the ball and it came as no surprise that he was eventually traded. 

Thomas has now signed a one-year deal with the Denver Nuggets as he seeks to rebuild his career following hip surgery and prove that he can still play at a high level. 

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