Former Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale believes Isiah Thomas was black-listed off the 1992 US Olympic Dream Team.
With the NBA having been out of commission for the last two months, basketball fans have been forced to tune into ESPN’s docu-series The Last Dance. The Michael Jordan-produced film has come in a time of need and it’s approaching an end on Sunday night. It’s been a great passage, as the Houston Rockets are opening the team facility back up on Monday, while several other teams have already opened back up.
One of the biggest controversies of the docu-series involved former Detroit Pistons guard Isiah Thomas, who was left off the 1992 Dream Team. Zeke spoke about it in detail by explaining that he met the criteria during the earlier episodes, which has led to viral embedded videos of Zeke stating his claim.
What’s gone unnoticed is the fact that Thomas had developed quite the career up to that point, which included 11 All-Star selections, five All-NBA teams, and two NBA titles. When you take this into consideration, it’s easy to see how he was slighted by not being on the Dream Team.
This has been one of the best things about the ESPN docu-series, is that many of the older player rivalries have been re-visited, while alot of the NBA storylines from the 1980s and 1990s have been re-discussed. One of the people who was around at the time of these controversies was former Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale, who had alot to say about Isiah’s Dream Team snub.
Next: McHale shares his opinion