Isiah Thomas Regrets Not Shaking Bulls Hands In '91

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In the late 1980s, the Detroit Pistons had developed the "Jordan Rules" and were overly physically with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls when they faced off in the playoffs.  Eventually, in 1991, Mike and the Bulls found the answer to the Pistons and swept them in the Eastern Conference Finals.  Isiah Thomas and his teammates, infamously walked off the court without shaking the Bulls' hands.  

While appearing on NBA TV's "Open Court," Zeke admits that he regrets just walking off the court. 

Another interesting sound-bite from the show, is Thomas calling Karl Malone the "weak link" on the Utah Jazz which kept them from winning a title in the late 1990s.  Should be noted, that he is referring to Malone's poor free throw shooting as the "weak link" and not the Mailman's overall game.  

 

 

“I thought Utah, going back to that team, I thought they had everything it took to win a championship,” he said. “They had the system, the players, the toughness, they were defensive-minded and everything. I always thought like Malone was the weakest link because he wasn’t a good foul shooter. Had he been a good foul shooter they would have beat Chicago.”

 

 

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