This beef goes back to Isiah Thomas allegedly freezing Michael Jordan out in the All-Star game when Jordan was a rookie.
The beef continued with the competitive Bulls-Pistons of the late 80s and early 90s.
Eventually, Thomas accused Jordan of blackballing him from joining the 1992 Dream Team.
When the Last Documentary debuted, people too young to know about the beef learned about it, and even a great meme came out of it.
While talking during the Abhi Dabi NBA games to the Greek NBA rights holder COSMOTE TV, Isiah Thomas dropped a bomb during his interview.
When asked about his old dispute with Michael Jordan and the way it was portrayed in the “Last Dance” documentary, Thomas didn’t hold back.
As he said: “When I was watching the “last dance”, I’m seating there and I’m watching it with my family and I’m thinking everything is good. And then this guy comes on television and he says that he hates me and then he calls me an asshole. And then I proceed to watch a whole documentary about him being an asshole. I’m like wait a minute, time out. Until I get a public apology, this beef is gonna go on for a long long time, cause I’m from the west side of Chicago”.
Thomas and the Pistons were beating regularly – and sometimes literally – the Chicago Bulls, not letting Jordan reach the NBA finals during the 80s. Of course, Chicago and Jordan finally managed to prevail, however, it’s no secret that there’s no love lost between the two sides.
Thomas has not gotten over it, and it doesn’t look like he will soon.
I wouldn’t hold my breath on that apology if I were Thomas. That is never coming. I am sure Jordan is reading this and laughing very hard with a cigar in his mouth.
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