Found June 12, 2012 on Pass The Pill:
PLAYERS: Scottie Pippen

Everyone knew that Isiah’s snub from the Dream Team has little to do with his game and plenty to do with his ongoing beef with Michael Jordan. But it seems as if the dislike for the Pistons’ guard ran deeper than just he and MJ’s feud.

The sneak preview of Dream Team doc airing on NBATV tomorrow night would argue that Jordan’s teammate, Scottie Pippen, also wanted nothing to do with Thomas being a member of the coveted Dream Team.

“I despised how he played the game” Pippen Said referring to Isiah.

Pippen went on to talk about how Thomas requested his “Bad Boy” teammates to play dirty. “Isiah was the general,’ Pippen said. ‘He was the guy who would yap at his teammates and say ‘Kick them on their ass. Do whatever you have to do.’ No, I didn’t want him on the Dream Team.”

Jordan also referred to the fact that it seems like the collective minds of the situation had no plans for Isiah Thomas to ever be a part of the Dream Team.

“That was one of the stipulations put to me that Isiah wasn’t part of the team,’ Jordan said. ”I was getting strong innuendos it wasn’t just…it was coming from a higher place who didn’t want Isiah on the team.”

So perhaps after all of these years, the idea behind Isiah’s snub wasn’t all about he and Michael Jordan’s dislike of one another. Maybe Jordan ate the blame for all of these years because he just simply did not care if the world knew he didn’t like Thomas.

 

1 Comment:
  • Detroit needed Zeke at that time and he carried the whole city and his teamates on his back I love you Zeke all the way from the eastside of Detroit and Malone you have no rings,shut your mouth!
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen supported Isiah Thomas’ snub from 1992 Dream Team

According to the much-anticipated NBA TV documentary about the 1992 Dream Team that airs Wednesday night, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen backed the idea of Isiah Thomas being left off the roster for the famous gold medal-winning team in Barcelona. “That was one of the stipulations put to me that Isiah wasn’t part of the team,” Jordan said in an interview part of the 90-minute...

Karl Malone says he would start a team with Scottie Pippen over Michael Jordan

Has the Mailman lost his mind? In anticipation of the “Dream Team” documentary that is set to air on NBA TV Wednesday night, a few basketball Hall of Famers and members of the 1992 US men’s Olympic team appeared on the Dan Patrick Show Wednesday to discuss various topics. Karl Malone was one of the guests, and he was asked which member of the Dream Team he would take if he...

Film details Isiah's 1992 snub

Isiah Thomas is pilloried in a new documentary that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Dream Team from which he was left out. In a preview of the 90-minute production shown to media at the NBA Finals, Michael Jordan reveals one of his "stipulations" for joining the Dream Team was having his Pistons rival not included, but claimed the sentiment also came from the...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.