Isaiah Thomas broke his silence about his sister's tragic death for the first time yesterday and as you could imagine, he's feeling unbearable pain.
The Boston Celtics released a full statement from their All-Star point guard, who said his sister, Chyna, and his family "are everything to me, so the pain I am feeling right now is impossible to put into words."
Thomas also called this "without question, the hardest week of my life," since Chyna died in a one-vehicle car accident in their home state of Washington on Saturday, a day before the Celtics tipped off against the Chicago Bulls in the NBA playoffs.
Read Thomas's moving statement below.
Thomas, 28, won over a lot of fellow NBA players and made plenty of new fans for somehow managing to channel the gut-wrenching pain of his sister's death into an unreal 33-point performance against the Bulls in Game 1 on Sunday, a day after Chyna's passing.
He stuck with the team in Boston for Game 2 on Tuesday night, before flying back to Washington to be with his family. He will rejoin the Celtics on Friday for Game 3 of their playoff series against the Bulls in Chicago.
Despite Thomas's gutsy play, the first-seed Celtics trail the No. 8 Bulls, 0-2, in the opening-round series.
Prayers up to Thomas and his family during this rough time.
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