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Cavs issue statement on Tristan Thompson’s time in Cleveland

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The longtime Cav is now a Celtic and that’s still weird to say.

NBA: Denver Nuggets at Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers issued the following statement after Tristan Thompson was officially announced as a member of the Boston Celtics:

“Tristan Thompson represented the Cavaliers and the city of Cleveland with the utmost grace and class during his nine seasons in Northeast Ohio. Tristan embodied everything a franchise would want in a player during his time as a Cavalier. He became a champion, a mentor and a great community partner through his selfless acts off the basketball court. Affectionately recognized for his durability, competitive spirit and determination, Tristan was an integral part of our four consecutive NBA Finals trips, culminating in the franchise’s first-ever NBA Championship in 2016. We thank Tristan and wish him nothing but the best, knowing that he has earned a place in the hearts of Cavaliers fans and this organization forever.”

Thompson will wear No. 13 with Boston. Click at your own risk/don’t if you don’t want to see something weird, but here’s a photoshopped look at Thompson in Celtics green.