Isaiah Thomas on Jerryd Bayless: ‘He’s A Fake Tough Guy’

by February 08, 2014


Former AAU teammates—King point guard Isaiah Thomas and Celtics guard Jerryd Bayless—got into a brief altercation midway through the fourth quarter during Boston’s 99-89 win on Friday. Bayless pushed Thomas, who stood over Bayless after a shot attempt. After the game, Thomas took a shot back at Bayless, calling him “a fake tough guy.” Per the Sacramento Bee:

Thomas and Boston guard Jerryd Bayless were both assessed technical fouls after their brief altercation (I hesitate to call it a scuffle) during the Kings’ 99-89 loss to the Celtics at TD Garden.

“I don’t like him,” Thomas said of his former AAU teammate. “End of story. He’s a fake tough guy.”

So where does all this animosity come from?

“He knows,” Thomas said.