Found February 08, 2014 on NESN.com:
BOSTON — After sharing laughs and memories as AAU teammates, Jerryd Bayless and Isaiah Thomas became the best of friends, often meeting before games as NBA players in the rare instances their teams faced off, to reminisce about the good old days. Nah, just kidding. They hate each other. The simmering beef between Bayless and Thomas boiled over Friday, when their respective teams, the Celtics and Kings, ended up in a chippy matchup at TD Garden. The two were assessed technical fouls on an odd exchange in the fourth quarter, which began with a simple shooting foul and ended with a shoving match after Bayless thought Thomas stood over him a bit too long after sending Bayless to the ground on a foul. Bayless was unaware of any beef — or he pretended he was, anyway — but Thomas was straightforward, if brief. “I don’t like him,” Thomas said. “End of story.” Despite Bayless being a sixth-year veteran and Thomas only just cracking into the league in his third year, they’re separated in age ...
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