Isiah Thomas Wants Michael Jordan to Apologize on National Television

Isiah Thomas Wants Michael Jordan to Apologize on National Television

Edwin Kiplagat
  • Isiah Thomas wants Michael Jordan to apologize for his remarks about him
  • The two basketball legends have had a feud lasting for nearly four decades
  • Thomas and Jordan faced off many times in the late 1980s and early 1990s

Michael Jordan and Isiah Thomas's long-running beef has no end despite both NBA icons retiring from the sport decades ago.

There was a new twist a few days ago, when the Detroit Pistons legend asked the Chicago Bulls legend to apologize on national television for a remark he made about him.

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Michael Jordan talks with teammate, Isiah Thomas of the Eastern Conference All-Stars during the NBA All-Star Game played on February 9, 1992. Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE.
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Jordan made his feelings toward Thomas known during The Last Dance documentary that chronicles his rise to superstardom with the Bulls in the 1990s.

Their feud didn't start with the documentary, though. Their teams used to battle for the Eastern Conference crown in the last 1980s and early 1990s and faced off in the playoffs for four straight years, from 1988 to 1991.

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Thomas's Bad Boys beat the Bulls in the first three matchups but the Bulls avenged the painful defeats with a sweep in the 1991 Eastern Conference Finals.

Jordan later admitted he did not appreciate the Pistons players walking off the court before the buzzer.

Thomas demands apology from Jordan

During an appearance on the All The Smoke podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Thomas made it clear what he wants to hear from Jordan.

"You got on national television, and you called me an [expletive], and then you said you hated me. You said that on national television. Now, if you didn't mean it, get on national television and apologize for it. Now if you meant it, let it ride as it is," he said via Bleacher Report.

Thomas has not played in the NBA since the 1993/94 season, but it remains to be seen if he will quash his feud with His Airness.

Jordan went on to dominate the NBA, winning two three-peats and solidifying himself as the greatest basketball player of all time.

Magic Johnson on Jordan-Thomas feud

Sports Brief earlier reported on Magic Johnson begging Jordan and Thomas to quash their long-running feud.

Despite both NBA Hall of Famers having retire decades ago, their nearly 40-year beef is still very much alive.

Magic believes Jordan and Thomas should be past the differences and said he would try to get them together.