2x NBA Champion and leader of the Bad Boy Pistons, Isiah Thomas makes a case for LeBron James as the GOAT ahead of Michael Jordan
Recently, the NBA commemorated its 75th anniversary and honored its Top 75 players. On that list, we had greats from all generations of the league. it was a blessing to see so many of the game’s greats gather in Cleveland for the celebration.
During the celebrations, we saw two of the greatest NBA players ever, Michael Jordan and LeBron James greeting each other with hugs.
LeBron James and Michael Jordan embrace and hug at NBA 75 All Star weekend pic.twitter.com/f03mlJPwk4
— for the culture reactions (@findareaction) February 21, 2022
Just a few days after the NBA 75 celebrations, Isiah Thomas took to ESPN to try and create a rift between the two. Thomas got on First Take and tried to make a case for why LeBron James should be considered the GOAT. Everyone who watches basketball knows what Michael Jordan did, why he’s the GOAT, and rightfully so. However, Thomas did his best to make a case for LBJ.
Isiah Thomas is using LeBron James as a cover for his hatred towards Michael Jordan
People who are familiar with the NBA of the ’80s and 90s know about the Bad Boy Pistons. The Detriot Pistons of the late 80s and early 90s were an unstoppable force, with Isiah Thomas at the helm. However, Michael Jordan put an end to their reign of terror. There has been a lot of bad blood between MJ and Thomas, and clearly, the two aren’t over it.
During his appearance on First Take, Thomas argued that LeBron is certainly the GOAT, as soon as he crosses Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the scoring list.
.@IsiahThomas believes that LeBron is the most dominant player he’s ever seen.
“When he passes Kareem in scoring, you HAVE to anoint him as the GOAT.” 🐐 pic.twitter.com/WQRMnrIX18
— First Take (@FirstTake) February 24, 2022
Well, NBA Twitter can see right through what Thomas is trying to do, and called him out for the same.
Isiah Thomas on First Take making a case that LeBron is the “Greatest All-Round Player” is proof that he still has PTSD from Michael Jordan.
— Mustache Icon (@Mustache_Icon) February 24, 2022
Isiah Thomas didn’t talk to Michael Jordan during the NBA 75 ceremony and he got to witness Michael Jordan get that huge cheer from the crowd. He’s going to push any agenda he can that will help diminish MJ’s greatness. He’s using LeBron for this now.
— SI (@SI_02_) February 24, 2022