Video: Isiah Thomas reflects on Dream Team snub
Thomas and Jordan were fierce rivals since the Pistons and Bulls battled each other a lot. Both Jordan and Scottie Pippen, who was also on the Dream Team, didn’t like Thomas on or off the court.
On the latest episode of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles, Thomas reflected on that Dream Team snub and talked about why he was happy his good friend Magic Johnson was able to get that spotlight instead of him:
Zeke (@isiahthomas) shares his thoughts with us about the original Dream Team and his feelings about him NOT being on that team. @playerstribune @hennessyus @knuckleheadspodcast ✊🏾😎✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/LTWDFsjA62
— Quentin Richardson (@QRich) March 25, 2020
Thomas’ run with the Pistons was legendary. The Chicago native played 979 regular-season games for the Pistons. He averaged 19.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 9.3 assists.
Zeke spent his entire NBA career with the Pistons. Thomas was a 12-time All-Star, two-time NBA champion and the 1990 Finals MVP. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame back in 2000.
Jordan and the Bulls won six championships after they were finally able to get past Thomas and the Pistons. The Bad Boy Pistons made MJ tougher and better.
It’s unfortunate, though, that Thomas wasn’t able to capture that gold medal.