Jae Crowder’s Mom Died The Night of His Trade From Celtics To Cavs

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A blockbuster trade between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers wasn’t even close to being the most shocking news that Jae Crowder received on Tuesday.

Not even remotely close.

On Tuesday night, Crowder’s mother, Helen Thompson, passed away following a battle with cancer at the age of 51.

It was just earlier this month when Crowder took to Twitter to ask his fans for prayers for his family.


Crowder, along with Isaiah Thomas and Ante Zizic, were traded to the Cavs for Kyrie Irving. The mother of Jae Crowder’s daughter posted the following on Instagram Thursday:

God blessed me with a second mother and I’m forever grateful for that. So many things that I will carry with me through life. One lesson she showed me more so than taught me was how to be strong at times when I felt weak. There were times when I struggled to remain strong while being a mother to just one child and I would think about her, who was a mother to five. Oh mama, I will miss calling you to vent, coming in your room to lay in bed and tell you my secrets. I will miss waiting for you to come in town to scream and act crazy with me at the games. There won’t be a day that passes by that I won’t think about you. You took a piece of my heart with you. I will get it back when we meet again. I love you mama. May your beautiful soul Rest In Peace.

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