Celtics' Isaiah Thomas releases statement: This has been the 'hardest week of my life'
The Celtics guard's sister died Saturday in a car accident
Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics are in a surprising 2-0 hole to the Bulls in their first-round series, but basketball is far from the focus for Thomas, or the rest of the Celtics, after the news Saturday that Thomas' sister, Chyna, died in a car accident in Washington state.
Thomas released a statement Wednesday thanking Celtics fans for their support, and calling the past days the "hardest week of my life."
"I never could have imagined a day where my little sister, Chyna, wouldn't be here. She and my family are everything to me," Thomas said. "So the pain I am feeling right now is impossible to put into words."
"I truly appreciate all of the support you've shown me the past several days and thank you for respecting my privacy as I continue to grieve and heal with my love ones at this time," Thomas concluded.
Thomas is flying Washington to be with his family, but is expected to rejoin the Celtics for Game 3 on Friday night.
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