Thurl Talk

Isiah Thomas talks civil unrest, ‘The Last Dance’, growing up in Chicago, and the NBA

Thurl Bailey is joined by Isiah ThomasĀ (2x Champion, 12x All-Star, 1989-900 Finals MVP, Hall of Famer, NBATV host) to talk about how the current state of our society is reminiscent of the civil unrest that took place in the 1960s and how we still have so much more work to do.

We also dive into ‘The Last Dance’ to talk about Isiah’s experience playing against the 1990s Bulls and what it was like to see the behind-the-scenes issues that the Bulls went through during their historic run. He also explains how he was shocked by Michael Jordan’s feelings towards him and the Detroit Pistons during the ’90s.

Then Isiah recalls what it was like growing up on the west side of Chicago with six brothers and two sisters and how he learned the values of the game at an early age. Furthermore, Isiah recalls how excelling as a player helped him become a better team player, committing to Indiana University, and the differences between the modern game to the ’80s & ’90s.

Lastly, we talk about Isiah’s biggest accomplishments in basketball and life.

Published: Tuesday July 14, 2020
Runtime: 00:52:58