The broadcast of the successful documentary ‘The Last Dance’ about the Chicago Bulls from Michael Jordan of the 90’s has brought out, among many other things, the competition that existed between Jordan himself and Isiah Thomas, former player and Detroit Pistons legend.
Isiah, who has been one of the main protagonists of the documentary, has recently come out to make a series of statements about Michael Jordan in which he considers that the former Bulls player was not a competition for him in the late 1980s. His words have been collected by the American media NBC Sports, and it says the following:
“When we were young and strong, Jordan wasn’t even a problem for me. Between 1984 and 1990 you can see that the numbers speak for themselves, my competition was Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. We were trying to beat the Celtics and the Lakers. Before my wrist surgery, neither the Bulls nor Jordan were rivals. “
“When Boston was at its best we gave them a fight, but they were better than us. It was thanks to the Celtics that we Detroit Pistons became a winning team. Our championships are not understood without them. The same situation occurred with the Magic Lakers. They became our mentors, we learned the Laker mindset. “
It should be remembered that, before the 6 rings achieved by the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, the Bad Boys Pistons had managed to get the NBA ring twice: in 1989 and 1990, the first against the Lakers and the second against the Blazers.
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