Jae Crowder’s Mother Died Moments After He Told Her He’d Been Traded To Cleveland

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Jae Crowder’s Mother Died Moments After He Told Her He’d Been Traded To Cleveland

 

The Isaiah Thomas-Kyrie Irving trade has dominated the NBA and its media in the last couple of weeks. There were so many stories about Kyrie Irving leaving and Isaiah Thomas’ feelings leaving Boston, that we sometimes forget that other players were also involved in this trade. Other player with their stories.

And Jae Crowder definitely has the saddest and most emotional trade story.

During his introductory press conference in Cleveland, Crowder talked about the emotional moment he told his mother about the trade. Crowder’s mother died of cancer just minutes later.

 

“There was a lot going on that day, obviously. The good thing about the whole ordeal was I was able to whisper it to my mom before she passed. I was with her. I just told her, ‘We’re going to Cleveland.’ Five minutes later, she passed.”

 

 

“That day was tough, but it was a good day for myself, for my basketball career, to move on to an organization like this, like the Cleveland Cavaliers, to put myself in a position to play for it all. I couldn’t ask myself for nothing else. I was thankful for Boston, for everything they’ve done for me, and for trading me to a team like this. I was thankful for the opportunity. But that day was pretty wild.”

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jae Crowder and his family.

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