For decades, Isiah Thomas has been snubbed and overlooked when talking about the greatest players in NBA history.
That may have a lot to do with his rivalry with Michael Jordan, as he’s constantly tried to take him down by calling him out, uplifting other players, and sharing petty comments about the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls.
That’s why some fans were so shocked to see Thomas admit that he would’ve won eight or nine championships if he had played with Jordan in his career, even joking that they’d still be playing together.
I would have to agree from 88 to 97 and Jordan doesn’t retire they would’ve won at least 6 in a row and 8 overall !! From 87 to 90 nobody was better than Isaiah and we all know from 91 to 97 Jordan was God!!
— Richie Rich (@Richard50617117) June 10, 2023
Zero cuz MJ woulda rather quit and play baseball then play with @IsiahThomas just sayin
— pandapanda (@mrpandapanda415) June 10, 2023
Jordan would have traded him
— Scottov (@Scottov11) June 10, 2023
They would’ve won together but I don’t know about 8 or 9
— Victor (@SoumaMooncrest) June 10, 2023
In reality, it’s not crazy to think that.
Jordan struggled to get past the Pistons in the early years of his career.
The Bulls could’ve also used an elite two-way point guard like Thomas.
He might’ve not been suited for the triangle offense, but they would’ve easily figured things out with him, Jordan, and Scottie Pippen taking care of business on both ends of the floor.
Of course, this is also wishful thinking.
They were both hardnosed competitors and strong characters, so maybe they wouldn’t have gotten along and would’ve requested a trade after just one season; there’s simply no way of telling.
Whatever the case, it’s nice to see that Thomas is finally burying the hatchet and leaving all that hatred and pettiness behind him.NEXT: Isiah Thomas Makes A Bold Claim About If Michael Jordan Was His Teammate