“As Jalen [Rose] sits here with his Detroit shirt on representing Detroit proudly, I represented Detroit and the West Side of Chicago where I came from,” Thomas said during his appearance with Rose and ESPN’s Mike Greenberg.

“And the fact that I have to sit here today and Jalen, Chris Webber, Steve Smith, who I work with, the hurt that those guys feel for me having to be in this moment, I apologize to them and Detroit for all of us in this moment because as a leader of the team and as a leader of that community, why I’m personally hurt is another reason why I’m here because being left off the Dream Team, that personally hurt me.”

According to the NY Post, it was Johnson who kept Thomas off the Dream Team. “Nobody on that team wanted to play with him,” he said in his book.

Thomas said he “still” doesn’t know “who did it,” but Jordan clearly wasn’t a Thomas fan back then, and still isn’t.

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