On the morning after Episode 4 of “The Last Dance” highlighted the contentious rivalry between the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls, Isiah Thomas apologized to the city of Detroit for his team’s behavior after losing the 1991 Eastern Conference Finals.
During an appearance on ESPN’s “Get Up,” Thomas apologized and said it also “personally hurt” him to be left off the 1992 Dream Team.
Twenty-nine years after the Bulls finally got over the hump and swept the Pistons to reach the NBA Finals, where they defeated Magic Johnson and the Lakers for the first of their six NBA championships, Jordan has no use for Thomas or his explanations.
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Thomas explained that Laimbeer told him, “we’re not shaking their hands.”
Thomas also said that during the 1988 Eastern Conference Finals, most of the Boston Celtics walked off the floor without shaking hands after losing to the Pistons. Only Boston’s Kevin McHale shook his hand after Thomas had stopped him at halfcourt, Thomas said.
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