Michael Jordan and Isiah Thomas have had one of the deepest rivalries in NBA history and the two still don’t like each other very much. Back in 1992, Thomas was left off the infamous “Dream Team” thanks to his bad relationships with players around the league. Over the years, many people have blamed Jordan for Thomas’ snub although in a recent episode of “The Last Dance,” Jordan made sure to note that it wasn’t his fault.
As he explains, Team USA had already made its decision to leave Thomas off the squad, well before contacting all the players about potentially linking up.
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“Before the Olympics, Rod Thorn calls me and says we would love for you to be on The Dream Team,” Jordan said. “I said, ‘Who’s all playing?’ He said, ‘What’s that mean?’ I said, ‘Who’s all playing?’ He says, ‘Well, the guy you are talking about and you are thinking about is not going to be playing.’ It was insinuated I was asking about him, but I never threw his name in there. You want to attribute it to me, go ahead. Be my guest. But it wasn’t me.”
Thomas and Jordan’s relationship won’t be patched up anytime soon and this documentary certainly won’t help. Regardless, it has made for some pretty great drama for the viewers at home.