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The REAL reason Isiah Thomas was left off the DREAM TEAM | House Of Bounce

The REAL reason Isiah Thomas was left off the DREAM TEAM | House Of Bounce
two championships one Finals MVP the Hall of Fame Isaiah

Thomas

achieved almost everything in basketball but there's one major achievement missing an Olympic gold medal why the hell was Isaiah

Thomas

left

off the

dream

team

in 1992 the US was putting together a squad filled with talent Michael Jordan Larry Bird Magic Johnson this

team

was stacked all but one of the

dream

team

went on to make the Hall of Fame for their individual careers and at the time I say at

Thomas

was one of the league's best players he had led Detroit to championships he was a perennial all-star so why couldn't he make the roster the truth is that a few things went against her first off he was among the league's most disliked players the Pistons were known to be aggressive and

Thomas

was their ringleader his confrontational behavior made a lot of his opponents upset the

team

needed to have good chemistry and a number of people were worried that the players wouldn't like Isaiah the most significant player who was against him Michael Jordan

Isiah

killed his own chances when it came to the Olympics nobody on that

team

wanted to play with him Michael Jordan didn't want to play with him Scottie Pippen wanted no part of him Byrd wasn't pushing for him Karl Malone didn't want him who was saying we need this guy nobody Jordan was the league's biggest star he may have been the most iconic athlete in the world and he sought assurances

Thomas

wouldn't be involved the Pistons...
the real reason isiah thomas was left off the dream team house of bounce
and Bulls had some tight contests and shortly before the

team

was selected I see at

Thomas

got his

team

to do something unbelievable when the Pistons lost to the Bulls they walked off the court without shaking hands it was a scandal strangely enough the Pistons coach Chuck Daly was selected to lead the

dream

team

but none of his players made the cut I would have had three of my players

Isiah

Joe Dumars and Dennis Rodman on the

team

but I didn't have a vote and all those chosen are great players in their own right in terms of talent it's hard to deny that

Isiah

Thomas

was not more deserving than some players Magic Johnson came out of retirement for the Olympics and Larry Bird was on his last legs but there may be another issue at play too the

dream

team

was color-coordinated no one will talk about it publicly but I can guarantee you it's bitched about privately that's why some people believe players like John Stockton was chosen over

Thomas

and why Christian Laettner made it over Shaquille O'Neal I didn't know the truth about

Thomas

being

left

out for years but in recent years a few former players have come clean Michael Jordan admitted his involvement so did Magic Johnson

Thomas

said he was bitter about it for a long time the

dream

team

added to the legend of so many great players what is definitely clear is

Thomas

remains one of the game's all-time greats but he'll never get that cherished gold medal you