David Robinson Says No One Should Be Surprised That Isiah Thomas Wasn’t Part Of The Dream Team

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David Robinson Says No One Should Be Surprised That Isiah Thomas Wasn’t Part Of The Dream Team


Detroit Pistons legend Isiah Thomas experienced a ruthless competition against Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls during the late 1980s and 1990, when the Pistons eliminated the Bulls from the playoffs for three straight years (1988, 1989, and 1990). The Bad Boys Pistons were an obstacle that Jordan couldn’t clear at first. The heated matchups between Isiah and Jordan eventually formed a bitter atmosphere between the two, that still lasts today.

Their rivalry peaked when the Bulls finally got the upper hand in the 1991 Eastern Conference Finals and Isiah Thomas and his teammates left the court before time expired, without a handshake or any congratulating gesture.

A year later, Jordan then helped Magic Johnson and other teammates to keep Isiah Thomas off the 1992 Dream Team, after Thomas had feuds with many players and spread rumors of Johnson being bi-sexual or gay.

While Thomas recently blamed Jordan for his Dream Team snub, more than half the Dream Team players didn’t want him to be on the team, according to various reports.

David Robinson, who was part of the infamous 1992 Team USA, now was guest on the Bulls Talk podcast and revealed that he thinks Thomas shouldn’t be surprised that he wasn’t selected, because team chemistry is very important.


“If you have a reputation and you take pride in your reputation as a ‘Bad Boy’ it kind of means people aren’t going to like you. Can you be that surprised when people say ‘I don’t really want to play with the ‘Bad Boys?’

When you talk about putting together a team, chemistry matters. It does.”You can’t act like it doesn’t matter and for that team it was clear that was a consideration for all the people involved.”


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