Isaiah Thomas親筆長文訴說離隊感言:「我愛上了波士頓」 文字

波東拉於 07/09/2017 發表 收藏文章
前塞爾特人控衛Isaiah Thomas早前被交易到騎士,換取Kyrie Irving,很多球迷對於塞軍把這名強忍喪妹之痛為球隊奮戰的球星送走感到不忿,認為塞軍總經理Danny Ainge實在太冷酷無情。

最近,Isaiah Thomas終於公開回應了被交易一事,他除了在Instagram上表示自己將會繼續奮戰,亦在《The Players Tribune》上發表了一篇長文《給波士頓的信》,讀到妹妹的部份,綠粉可能要哭了。(足本原文


在信中,IT談到了在度假慶祝結婚周年紀念期間,收到Danny Ainge的電話,突然知道自己已經被交易,感到手足無惜。他告訴兩名年幼的兒子後,大兒子表示:「LeBron!LeBron James!你要和LeBron James一起打球了。」小兒子則對離開波士頓這個城市感到難過,而他自己的感覺同樣是對於將要與LeBron James一起挑戰總冠軍感到興奮,但同時對於離開波士頓感到難過。


「我會想念作為塞爾特人的日子嗎?我必須說,這他媽的令人傷心,令人很傷心。我不會說謊,我仍然感到傷心。」

「我不會說我不理解這事情,我當然明白:這是生意。Danny是一個生意人,而他做了一筆買賣。我不同意這事情,只是在個人角度上不同意,我不認為這交易令塞爾特人變得更好。不過這不是我的工作,而是Danny的工作。這是艱難的工作,他一直做得很好。」

「我是一個成年人,我來聯盟的時候就知道這裡是甚麼地方了,而我遇到的好事要比壞事多。我不是因為感到委屈而寫這封信,我並不感到委屈,交易我是波士頓的權利。」

引用But yeah, I’ll just say it: That shit hurt. It hurt a lot.

And I won’t lie — it still hurts.

It’s not that I don’t understand it. Of course I get it: This is a business. Danny is a businessman, and he made a business move. I don’t agree with it, just personally, and I don’t think the Boston Celtics got better by making this trade. But that’s not my job. That’s Danny’s. And it’s a tough job, and he’s been really good at it. But at the end of the day, these deals just come down to one thing: business. So it’s no hard feelings on that end. I’m a grown man, and I know what I got into when I joined this league — and so far it’s been more blessings than curses. I’m not sitting here, writing this, because I feel I was wronged. I wasn’t wronged. It was Boston’s right to trade me.

他又希望自己的故事可以告誡人們,再次遇到Kevin Durant之類的轉隊事件的時候,需要明白,聯盟就是一盤生意,忠誠的可能被交易,自由離隊的也不是壞人,聯盟就是這樣運作的。


當然,IT一直為這個城市付出一切。

「當我說我感到傷感的時候,這並不是因為任何人對我做的事,這只是因為我自己做的事。」

「我愛上了波士頓。」

引用And so when I say this hurts, man — just know that it isn’t because of anything anyone else did. It’s only because of something I did.

I fell in love with Boston.

他又認為現時太多球隊擺爛重建,一直只以得到選秀潛力新秀為目標,而不是勝利。他與塞爾特人的共通點就是,他們只為了勝利而打球。

「這是第一個地方、第一支球隊、第一群球迷,從來沒有看輕我,沒有因為我的身型而看輕我……塞爾特人讓我有機會成為偉大的球員,我永遠不會忘記。」

「這就是我為甚麼可以在我的妹妹 (Chyna) 離開後,仍然在對公牛的季後賽Game 1上場的原因。」

IT說他來球場的時候本來只是在想,籃球是他的避難所,可以幫助他忘記傷痛,但他來到球場後,才發現他的後盾就是波士頓。

「當我踏上球場的時候……我不能形容。我得到的掌聲,彷彿現在仍然能聽到。他們為我製作了標語,彷彿現在仍然能看到:『這是給CHYNA的。我們愛ISAIAH』,他們為Chyna默哀,整個球場一起。」


「這時候我才發現,我不需要籃球保護我,我不需要假裝並不哀傷。我不需要獨自面對,整個球場的人都與我同在。坦白說,我覺得整個波士頓都與我同在。」

「這對我很大衝擊,我當然要上場比賽了。首先,我要為Chyna和家人而戰,我亦要為這個城市而戰……他們給我看到,我是他們的一份子,我在一起面對。所以我們一起面對吧,就像過去的兩年半一樣。」

引用And when I arrived at the arena that night, after Chyna had passed — I was thinking, O.K., I just need that to happen. I need this court to be my shield tonight, I need this court to help me forget. But when I got out there? Man, it’s one of those things … I can’t even describe it. The applause that I got, I can still hear it. People had these signs they made, and I can still see them: THIS IS FOR CHYNA. WE <3 ISAIAH. That sort of thing. Then they did a moment of silence, the whole arena, in Chyna’s honor. And it was like … man. I just realized, in that moment, that I didn’t need the court to shield me. I didn’t need to block it all out, and pretend I wasn’t grieving. I didn’t have to be alone in this. The whole arena was right there with me. Honestly, it felt like the whole city of Boston was with me.

And at that point, you know, I think it just kind of hit me, like — of course I’ve gotta play. First of all, I’m going to do it for Chyna, and for my family. But then I’m also going to do it for my city. ’Cause what they’re showing me right now, is all I needed tonight: to know I’m not alone. They’re showing me that they’re going through the same thing I’m going through right now. They’re showing me that I’m one of them, and that we’re in this together. So let’s be in this together.

And for two and a half years, man, we were.

最後,IT坦言即使成為騎士的一員,他仍會不惜一切爭取勝利,即使對手是他深愛的塞爾特人。

「到了季後賽的時候,『OK,摧毀它吧。』這是令人傷心的,但我來騎士不是為了輸球。」

引用Of course, being on the team the East runs through now … I won’t lie, it’s some mixed emotions. Because that was our goal in Boston for so long — get through the Cavs, and win the East. And I know that’s still Boston’s goal. But now, it’s like, I’m the one who has to stop them from reaching it. And that’s tough. Because come playoff time, if and when we have to face the Celtics … I don’t know, it’s hard to explain. But that won’t just be “the team I used to be on.” That’s my old team. The elite offense, the 30-some national TV games, the becoming a place where free agents want to come and play — I feel like I helped build that. I helped create that.

And come playoffs, all of a sudden, it’ll be like, O.K., now destroy it.

It’s sad, man. It’s just sad.

But I didn’t come to Cleveland to lose.


足本原文:The Players Tribune

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  • 張俊卿
    張俊卿 於 07/09/2017 評論 NO. 1

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  • 王一憲
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  • John Moray
    John Moray 於 07/09/2017 評論 NO. 4

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  • Warner  Chien
    Warner Chien 於 07/09/2017 評論 NO. 5

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  • Chan Fang Chen
    Chan Fang Chen 於 08/09/2017 評論 NO. 6

    他們愛你嗎

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