For his part, Thomas said he understands that February 11 would be Pierce's night, but he didn't see the harm in having a moment set aside so the Celtics could note his contributions, which included setting team records for scoring average and player efficiency rating while nearly always being the smallest player on the court.
However, Pierce is not a fan of the change, as his No. 34 jersey is being retired February 12.
The 28-year-old Thomas, who spent two and a half years with the Celtics, wants to not only be in the lineup and at full health when he's tributed, but also wants his family to be in attendance so that they can see the "love and appreciation" that Boston had for him.
But alas, this is the National Basketball Association, where free agency decisions are broadcast as made-for-TV movies. "I just wanted my family to be here to see it", Thomas said Wednesday (via the AP), after he watched his Cleveland Cavaliers lose in Boston, 102-88. The video tribute ain't the whole night. Judging from Paul Pierce's latest tweet, The Truth may end up setting someone on fire (metaphorically) in fewer than 280 characters. "He did 15 years here, so there's nothing I can take from him". "I would be honored". "I think it won't interfere with Paul". It'll be a great moment.
During a radio interview on Thursday, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said he didn't see any problem with a brief tribute to their former guard and confirmed that they still plan to run with it.
Despite all the noise he's made after leaving the team, Thomas is still deserving of his tribute, and Ainge did the right thing by granting Thomas' request.
On that fateful night a blaze at Kamala Mills in a Lower Parel restaurant caused by the charcoal of a hookah killed 14 people. The fire was confined to the ground and first floor area of the studio where shootings were usually held.
Gruden is the 21st different coach in franchise history and the second man to do it twice, joining Art Shell (1989-94) and 2006. Gruden replaced Joe Bugel after a 4-12 season in 1998 and was 38-26 in four seasons, including AFC West titles in 2000 and 2001.
The crowd went wild as fireworks popped over Arrowhead Stadium - until replays showed that Henry was down. Marcus Mariota threw a touchdown pass to himself in the Titans' playoff game against Kansas City .
Those proved to be the game-winning points and the final touchdown the Bison could muster against a stingy JMU defense. But Schor's receivers then dropped three straight catchable balls, and the Dukes settled for a field goal.
James may never acknowledge the rivalry he now has with Irving , or could decide to tell all. "We'll be fine though". There haven't been any reports to support Irving's belief that James' camp tried to orchestrate a deal.
The vessel is carrying several autonomous submarines which can be launched from the ship to scour the seabed for the jet. The governments of Malaysia, China and Australia called off the search for the plane in January 2017.
The upper house was adjourned multiple times during the week over the bill that was briefly discussed in the house, reports said. He said the government was committed to passing the legislation, also opposed by various Muslim groups.
Singapore Airlines was working to arrange ground transportation to NY for the passengers, a spokesman said. A spokeswoman for the Port Authority, which owns and runs the airport, said no injuries were reported.
India, overnight 28/3, were reeling at 92 for seven when Pandya (93, 153m, 95b, 14x4, 1x6) linked up with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (25). Kumar said India would have to bat well on Saturday but said he felt the match was evenly poised.
On the touchline, Alvaro Morata was swiftly summoned from his stretching and told to ready himself to come on. January is a notoriously hard time to make good signings, particularly at the price paid for Barkley.
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