Isiah Thomas Says He Was More Dominant Than Michael Jordan, Didn’t Consider Him As Competition

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Isiah Thomas Says He Was More Dominant Than Michael Jordan, Didn’t Consider Him As Competition

 

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.

Ever since back then, Thomas has been collecting numerous salty statements towards Jordan, and has recently been backing many players not named Michael Jordan as the greatest player of all time, with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and LeBron James among them.

During an appearance on the most recent episode of Club Shay Shay with Shannon Sharpe, Thomas one up’d his previous Jordan slanders and explained exactly why he believed Jordan not only wasn’t in his league, but no competition at all.

 

“Just head-to-head, I was dominant over him. Until 91 when I basically had career-ending wrist surgery, up until then, my record against him and his team — it really wasn’t competition there…

…my focus was Bird, Magic, Dr.J, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.”

 

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