Detroit Pistons legend Isiah Thomas spoke again about his relationship with Michael Jordan. The former playmaker of the “pistons” admitted that he is not afraid of anyone and would not refuse to sit face to face with the Air to smooth out his differences with him.
“Look, I’m not afraid of anyone. I’ll sit down and talk to anyone who’s ever been a part of my life. I’m not a coward, nor am I someone who is full of hatred. I never knew he had such negatives. he felt for me until I watched The Last Dance, Thomas told reporter Brandon Robinson.
The two-time champion with the Detroit team also commented on the controversy over who is the greatest player in history. “Mohammed Ali didn’t become the greatest because he just knocked out people in the ring. He’s the greatest for what he did outside of sports. Champions always carry a special robe with them, especially in the NBA. Bill Russell wore it, it went through Karim Abdul-Jabar, Dr. Jay, through me and is now on the back of LeBron James, “said the legend.
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After the end of his active career, Thomas spent three seasons coaching the Indiana Pacers from 2000 to 2003. In his final year as coach, his team finished third in the East but dropped out of the sixth Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs, and in the summer Thomas was ousted by new Pacers basketball operations president Larry Bird.
“Those three years as a coach have been great, but I want to clarify something. If Larry Bird hadn’t fired me, I would have won the title with this Indiana team next season. We would have beaten the Pistons. That was my team and it was time to do it. something serious, “Isiah Thomas said.