Isiah Thomas does not agree with the opinion of most of the world. He disagrees that Michael Jordan should be considered as the best basketball player that the world will ever encounter with. Thomas doesn’t even consider Jordan as the best he has ever played against.
After the decades-old feud was reignited by a documentary “The Last Dance” in between the former superstars, Jordan address Thomas as an a-hole; and when Thomas was interviewed by CBS Sports and was asked to rank the best players he has ever played against, Jordan was barely mentioned in the starting five of the basketball players.
He ranked Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the former Pistons point guard in the first position, followed by Larry Bind as second, Magic Johnson in the third, Jordan and Julius Erving came fourth and fifth, respectively.
Thomas further said to CBS Sports that if Jordan and his team were to put in the 80s, they wouldn’t have been a very successful basketball team. When we speak about Jordan and his basketball team dominating the basketball game, they did it in the 90s. But, if there were to be a match held in the 80s against the Lakers, Celtics, and Pistons, then they would have all beat Jordan’s team.