Isiah Thomas refused to back down from his take on his dominance over Michael Jordan, doubling down on Twitter.
Michael Jordan released his documentary series ‘The Last Dance’ which gave us an insider view into his legendary career. It also gave us an insight into his rivalry with the ‘Bad Boy’ Pistons, especially Isiah Thomas. Ever since ‘The Last Dance’ came out, Isiah Thomas has been taking digs at MJ.
One of the most recent things he said was that he was dominating Jordan before 1991.
Isiah Thomas says he was “dominant” head to head vs. Michael Jordan;
“Head to head, I was dominant over him (Michael Jordan)…Until 1991 when I basically had career-ending wrist surgery, my record against him and his team, it really wasn’t competition there.”
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) November 11, 2020
To this tweet, a page named ‘All Iconic Sports’ laid out the stats Isiah put up against MJ between 1985-1990, and Isiah quoted it.
The Pistons legend has been a little sour about not being able to play for the ‘Dream Team’ because of Jordan. Moreover, he was a little taken aback by how much MJ hated him over the course of his career, as shown in ‘The Last Dance’.
Thus, he has taken it upon himself to take a few pot shots at the GOAT, whenever he gets a chance.
— Isiah Thomas (@IsiahThomas) November 15, 2020
Was it Isiah Thomas who dominated Michael Jordan, or the other way around?
Back in 1988, the Bulls met the Pistons in the second round of the playoffs and got hammered 4-1. In ’89, the two met in the Conference Finals, and even though the Bulls got an early 2-1 lead, the Pistons eventually won 4-2. In ’90, the Bulls took them to the distance in the Conference Finals, but fell short on account of a 15-of-63 shooting performance from MJ’s teammates in Game 7.
Even though the Pistons beat the Bulls 3-0 in 3 straight playoff series, did they actually contain Michael Jordan? He averaged 32.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 5.9 assists while shooting 46% from the field. These numbers show who was ‘dominating’ in their matchups.
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MJ has been silent about all the Isiah Thomas comments, but it would be interesting to see if ‘His Airness’ decides to reply and add some spark to this rivalry.