ESPN just aired a 30 for 30 documentary based on the Detroit Pistons Bad Boys of 1989 and 1990, but apparently everything isn’t well for some of the former teammates of that era. According to Larry Brown Sports, former Pistons Adrian Dantley has some major beef with his ex-teammate Isiah Thomas. During an interview with Matt Dery on 105.1 FM, Dantley had some very harsh things to say about Thomas.
“Con man,” Dantley said. “He has a way of tricking people, and he tricked a lot of people.”
“I’ll bet you one thing: If I was running around there kissing Isiah’s (expletive), I’d still be there,” Dantley continued.
“I’m not gonna watch that; you think I’m gonna listen to Isiah talk?” Dantley said, via The Detroit News.
Clearly Dantley hasn’t gotten over being traded from the team halfway through the 1989 season, and as the 30 for 30 documentary implied, the lack of team cohesiveness prior to the trade was stemming from friction coming from Dantley. Either way, it’s been years and this is something that Dantley has to get over at some point.