Last Dance rivalry reignited as NBA great slams 'a**hole' Michael Jordan
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NBA great Isiah Thomas has refused to squash the beef with Michael Jordan.
The pair have been in a long-standing feud for decades now and was heavily publicised during Jordan’s docuseries The Last Dance.
The Pistons legend was asked about how his relationship with Jordan was portrayed during the series during an interview with Eurohoops.
It quickly became clear that he had no intention of backing down.
He told the publication: “When I was watching The Last Dance, I’m seating there and I’m watching it with my family and I’m thinking everything is good.
“And then this guy comes on television and he says that he hates me and then he calls me an a**hole.
“And then I proceed to watch a whole documentary about him being an a**hole.
“I’m like wait a minute, time out. Until I get a public apology, this beef is gonna go on for a long long time, cause I’m from the west side of Chicago.”
Thomas reshared the comments on Twitter.
My full quote don't shorten it or take it out context see below why! https://t.co/2Vckw2yb3d— Isiah Thomas (@IsiahThomas) November 8, 2022
The rivalry between Thomas’ Pistons and Jordan’s Bulls dominated the late 1980s and early 90s.
While reflecting on the 1991 Eastern Conference Finals Jordan claimed that Thomas was an ‘a**hole’ for walking off the court without shaking hands while there was still time on the clock.
All the Piston’s players had left the court before the final buzzer during the final game of that series.
Jordan said: “Whatever he says now, you know it wasn’t his true actions then.
“He has time enough to think about it, or the reaction of the public has kind of changed his perspective of it.
“You can show me anything you want, there is no way you can convince me that he wasn’t an a–hole.”
It is believed that Jordan reportedly froze out Thomas from the 1992 Olympic Dream Team as a result of the unsportsmanlike conduct.
Jordan reportedly have the team officials an ultimatum of himself or Thomas in the team.
However, those reports have been denied by Jordan in the past.