Heritage Auctions has removed the 1984 NBA All-Star Game MVP trophy awarded to Isiah Thomas from its lot, the auctioneer announced.
Thomas took to Twitter on Monday, saying the trophy, which was being auctioned online, had been stolen from the Hall of Famer's former high school in suburban Chicago.
"For me and my family, the silver lining in all of this is that it showed up at your (auction) house," Thomas said Tuesday. "We never would have known, so we are grateful and I am thankful that the item was found and will be returned."
For now, the trophy will remain with Heritage Auctions while it works with law enforcement to reach a resolution to the case, according to the auctioneer.
Thomas was named MVP of the 1984 All-Star Game, the first of two such awards he would win during his 13-year career with the Detroit Pistons.