Retiring Joe Thomas Honored By LeBron James and The Cavaliers (Video)

LeBron James Hug Joe ThomasLast week, future hall of famer Joe Thomas officially announced his retirement from the Cleveland Browns. The left tackle was selected to 10 Pro Bowls, while being named a First Team All-Pro on seven occasions.

Since Cleveland selected the Wisconsin alum with the third pick in the 2007 draft, the suburban Milwaukee product never missed a snap from the first game of the 2007 season, all the way through the seventh game of the 2017 campaign, when Thomas tore a triceps muscle. That is 10,363 consecutive snaps.

Despite only giving up 30 sacks in 167 career games, Thomas and the Browns only won more than seven games one time (2007 season), amid winning three total games during the last three years.

Sadly for Thomas, the Browns never surrounded him with the talent that he brought to his position, during his incredibly noteworthy career.

Monday night, the 33-year-old Thomas was honored by the Cleveland Cavaliers, during a home game at Quicken Loans Arena, located in downtown Cleveland. The celebration included a video tribute to the retiring star, along with a standing ovation, which included a hug from one LeBron James.

Thomas only wishes he could have experienced the same level of winning as James. Sadly, he never really had a shot, thanks to the ineptness of Browns ownership and management.