Regardless of the season, Boston's athletes and teams always seem to find ways of supporting one another. Whether it is welcoming newly crowned champions to celebrate or players cheering on the sidelines during another team's playoff run, the athletes of New England have a unique bond that is cherished and honored.
This was proven once again on Monday morning in Foxborough.
Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas and his two sons had front row seats to the action at the Patriots and Jaguars joint practice. Isaiah came out to the Gillette Stadium practice fields just more than a week after Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens joined Bill Belichick at Patriots practice, and he seemed like he was having a blast watching some summer football.
Before practice began, Isaiah told ESPN's Mike Reiss that he was looking forward to watching the Patriots at work. He came out to Foxborough "to watch greatness," he said.
Over the course of the Celtics season, Patriots players and coaches frequent games, often sitting courtside to cheer on the C's. Among those who can often be seen at the Garden is Robert Kraft, so of course he took some time to catch up with Isaiah during his visit.
Though we're still a few months out from the NBA's return, we can't wait for the Patriots to return the favor and support the Celtics all season long.