Michael Jordan: Isiah Thomas Still An 'A**hole*' For 1991 Walk-Off

There's no love lost between the Bulls and the Pistons.

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April 27, 2020 - 9:49 am
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It's story as old as time: Michael Jordan and the Bulls don't like Isiah Thomas and the Bad Boys Pistons. 

As we learned in episodes three and four of 'The Last Dance,' there's still plenty of bad blood between the two sides. Especially between Jordan and Thomas. 

Both players have strong feelings about the Pistons' infamous walk-off after the Bull swept the 1991 Eastern Conference Finals. Detroit left the floor without shaking hands. 

"During that period of time, that's just not how it was passed," said Thomas. "When you lost, you left the floor. That was it."

Jordan wasn't having it then, and he's not having it now. 

"The way I know it, it’s all bullshit," he said. "Whatever he says now, you know wasn’t his true actions then. There’s time enough to think about it. Or the reaction of the public that’s kind of changed his perspective of it. You can show me anything you want. There’s no way you can convince he wasn’t an a**hole."

Chicago had no problem shaking the hands of the Pistons after they lost to Detroit in 1989 and 1990. But Thomas, Bill Laimbeer and others couldn't be bothered to shake the hands of the Bulls when the tables were turned. 

But does Thomas have a point about the way things were?

Either way, fair to say the Jordan's won't be inviting the Thomas' over for dinner anytime soon.