‘Dont Have to Shake Fingers’: Isiah Thomas’ Former Pistons Teammate Reveals Why He Refuses to Apologize to Michael Jordan

The ‘Dangerous Boy’ Pistons had been probably the most bodily NBA groups. As their title suggests, they weren’t the friendliest of the fellows on the courtroom. On the Dan Le Batard Present, Rick Mahorn was requested concerning the Pistons, Michael Jordan, and the Bulls. He was additionally requested concerning the well-known handshake incident between the Bulls and the Pistons within the 1991 Convention Finals.

Rick Mahorn speaks about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls

Former Dangerous Boy, Rick Mahorn spoke concerning the incident when the Pistons walked off the courtroom with out shaking fingers after their loss. He stated, “F**ok them… I’d have been kicking ass all from one to 12. No person would have gotten none of it… I don’t have to shake fingers after I lose a championship, man, neglect that. Y’all have pissed me off and I’m about to get off.” 

O.G. Pistons Dangerous Boy @badboyhorn44 nonetheless refuses to apologize to Michael Jordan and/or The Bulls pic.twitter.com/icZTVuXRr6

— Dan Le Batard Present with Stugotz (@LeBatardShow) July 1, 2021

The Pistons beat the Bulls within the playoffs for 3 years straight from 1988 to 1990. In 1991, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls got here ready and eventually beat the Pistons to advance to the finals in 1991. Surprisingly, with 7.9 seconds left on the clock, Pistons’ Isiah Thomas, Invoice Laimbeer, and Mark Aguirre walked off the courtroom with out ready to shake fingers with the Bulls. Notably, Joe Dumars and John Salley had been the one Pistons who shook fingers with the Bulls.

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Isiah Thomas revealed that they walked off due to the Celtic’s conduct in the direction of them in 1988. He detailed how Kevin McHale of the Celtics was a lower than keen participant within the handshake. Isiah added that they had been strolling off the ground and he grabbed McHale, which is when he stopped and shook fingers.

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The ‘Dangerous Boy’ period

The ‘Dangerous Boy’ Pistons weren’t a favored group within the league. They had been well-known for implementing the “Jordan guidelines” which had been about utilizing bodily pressure to wear down Michael Jordan. They had been a ruthless group that performed extraordinarily bodily, with the way in which they performed usually seeming like a punishment for his or her opponents. The principle ‘Dangerous Boys’ had been Isiah Thomas, Invoice Laimbeer, Rick Mahorn, Michael’s future teammate Dennis Rodman, and John Salley.

Regardless that they had been a hated group, they solely cared about profitable. The Pistons received back-to-back championships in 1990 and 1991. What the league or anybody considered them didn’t have an effect on them, they usually went on to embrace the title ‘Dangerous Boy’. Additionally it is rumored that Isiah Thomas was not part of the “Dream Staff” in 1992 as a result of Michael Jordan refused to play with him.

What are your opinions of the Pistons’ ‘Dangerous Boy’ period?

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