Isiah Thomas Says Beef With Michael Jordan Will Continue Until He Receives 'Public Apology'
"Until I get a public apology, this beef is gonna go on for a long long time, ’cause I’m from the West Side of Chicago," Isiah Thomas said of Jordan.
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In the mind of Isiah Thomas, his beef with Michael Jordan is far from over.
As reported by EuroHoops, Isiah recently sat down with the Greek NBA rights holder Cosmote during its broadcast of the Abu Dhabi Games 2022. When asked about his well-documented rivalry with MJ, Thomas shared his reaction to seeing Jordan in the 2020 Netflix documentary The Last Dance, revealing he demands a “public apology” from Michael.
“When I was watching the Last Dance, I’m sitting there and I’m watching it with my family and I’m thinking everything is good,” Thomas shared. “And then this guy comes on television and he says that he hates me and then he calls me an asshole. And then I proceed to watch a whole documentary about him being an asshole. I’m like ‘Wait a minute, time out.’ Until I get a public apology, this beef is gonna go on for a long long time, ’cause I’m from the West Side of Chicago.”
It isn’t the first time this year that Isiah has weighed in on his long-standing feud with Jordan.
Back in July, Inquisitr published an article highlighting the origin of the MJ/Thomas feud, which has long been attributed to the theory that the Detroit Pistons point guard allegedly froze out Jordan during the 1985 NBA All-Star Game.
Isiah subsequently took to Twitter to respond to the article, rejecting Jordan’s comments about the origin of their beef.
“Stop lying this story is not factual or accurate, tell the truth man,” Isiah wrote. “Dr. J, Moses Malone, Larry Bird, Sidney Moncrief and I did not freeze you out. If memory serves me correct I was injured most of the second half and Bird had a broken nose. Magic and Sampson dominated the game.”