Isiah Thomas

There’s still bad blood between Michael Jordan and Isiah Thomas.

It’s well-documented that the two NBA legends have almost never liked each other. Jordan and Thomas had several encounters against each other in the NBA Playoffs back in the late 1980s. That’s how we got “The Jordan Rules” into the lexicon, with Thomas and the “Bad Boys” of the Detroit Pistons giving Jordan and the Chicago Bulls hell. The Bulls eventually overcame the Pistons and launched an unforgettable dynasty, winning six NBA Championships in the 1990s.

When The Last Dance came around in 2020 on ESPN, there was so much attention placed on the documentary. One particular part that was attention-grabbing came when Jordan discussed Thomas and the Pistons’ memorable walkout after the 1991 Eastern Conference Finals.

“You can show me anything you want. There’s no way you can convince me he wasn’t an a–hole,” Jordan said in the documentary.

Thomas had taken issue this year with how the grudge between him and Jordan came to be. But the NBA Hall of Famer apparently isn’t done talking about it. Per EuroSport, Thomas sounded off while talking to COSMOTE TV, a Greek television network, about the upcoming games being played in the country.

“When I was watching ‘The Last Dance,’ I’m sitting 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 a–hole,” Thomas said via EuroSport. He continued, “And then I proceed to watch a whole documentary about him being an a–hole. I’m like wait a minute, timeout. 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.”

It doesn’t seem like this beef is going to stop slow-roasting anytime soon.


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