Isiah Thomas on how he helped guide Jaylen Brown to the Boston Celtics

When he was a top point guard in the NBA, Hall of Fame Detroit Pistons floor general Isiah Thomas was anything but friendly to the Boston Celtics and their fans. He was a regular thorn in the side of the so-called “original big three” of Larry Bird, Robert Parish and Kevin McHale in the latter days of that basketball dynasty.

But fast forward a few decades and Thomas, now an elder statesman of the league, helped guide then-Cal student athlete Jaylen Brown to the Celtics ahead of the 2016 NBA draft to put his former nemesis in a position to spark a new dynasty as that club rebuilt from its last era of contention.

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The host of the eponymous CLNS Media “Cedric Maxwell” podcast sat down with Thomas for a wide-ranging interview recently, and the Jaylen Brown story of course came up.

To hear the story of how the OG IT helped make Brown end up in Boston, check out the clip embedded above.

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