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Isiah Thomas will have stolen All-Star Game MVP trophy returned

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The 1984 NBA All-Star Game MVP trophy stolen from Isiah Thomas is being returned after it was listed for auction. Thomas, who spent his career with the Detroit Pistons, tweeted Monday that the trophy was stolen from St. Joseph High School the day his high school coach, Gene Pingatore, died on June 26, 2019. Thomas attended St. Joseph in Westchester, Illinois, and had loaned the trophy, along with other trophies, to the school. He saw the listing on Heritage Auction site, which was consigned by a memorabilia dealer in the Midwest, and pleaded to get the trophy back. The auction house contacted Thomas, as well as Westchester law enforcement and an official from St. Joseph school to verify the item was stolen and removed the listing once it was verified. “Heritage Auctions does not sell stolen property, so we take any claims of title seriously,” said Chris Ivy, Heritage’s director of sports auctions.