The fateful phone call with Celtics' general manager Danny Ainge about the blockbuster move came right after Thomas and his wife finished their one-year wedding anniversary celebration in Miami, and the short-lived phone call sent a shock wave throughout Thomas' family.
While the reactions of his children were said to be most important to him, the piece also gives us some details about how Thomas found out about the trade.
I believe the Cleveland Cavaliers won't notice Kyrie Irving gone on the offensive end because Thomas is just as good of an explosive offensive player.
For much of last season, Thomas was in the conversation as an MVP candidate.
Now in Cleveland, he won't be looked at as "The Man" anymore, but as the sidekick to one of the best players in the world, the main reason why the player he replaced, Kyrie Irving, was so adamant to leave.
The point guard said he understands the business nature of the National Basketball Association, and said he's looking forward to playing with LeBron James.
"When I say this hurts, man - just know that it isn't because of anything anyone else did".
But, Thomas wrote, a series of text messages from Tom Brady helped change his perspective.
Isaiah Thomas will miss the early part of the season, but once he gets back on the floor, the offensive dynamo is going to be a headache for defenses. "You are not going to want to mess with the Cavs this year". With the Cavaliers old roster, they rarely made any defensive match up adjustments. Best of luck. You're gonna do great.
Not long after that, Thomas added, "I didn't come to Cleveland to lose".
"And that's just LeBron", continued Thomas, who averaged a career-high 28.9 points a game last season. So maybe, I don't know ... maybe that's something to be proud of.
"It was one of the most hard conversations I ever had", Ainge told CSN's Kyle Draper and Brian Scalabrine following last week's introductory press conference for Irving and Gordon Hayward.