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Old 09-09-2013, 12:16 AM   #1
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Default Isiah Thomas is the most underrated player in ISH history

Beat Magic, Bird and Jordan in their primes and lead a flawed team to back to back titles.

Had one of the greatest quarters in NBA finals history.

Had GOAT shook for his entire career.

Anyone who says Stockton, Payton or Kidd were better needs to be slapped. Second best PG of all time behind Earvin.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:27 AM   #2
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:28 AM   #3
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Beat Magic, Bird and Jordan in their primes and lead a flawed team to back to back titles.

Had one of the greatest quarters in NBA finals history.

Had GOAT shook for his entire career.

Anyone who says Stockton, Payton or Kidd were better needs to be slapped. Second best PG of all time behind Earvin.

Are you including Oscar Robertson as a PG?
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:31 AM   #4
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No he didn't, the PISTONS beat the Lakers, Celtics, and Bulls because they were the better, more healthy team. Nobody wins alone. Joe Dumars was playing just as well as him and not only did he make the All NBA 3rd team over Isiah, he won FMVP over him too.

You can't beat teams by yourself when you're not even making All NBA 3rd teams in your prime.

Why is that Pistons team so underrated? They're one of the deepest teams ever and one of the best defenses of all time. They had 5-6 all-star caliber player on one team.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:32 AM   #5
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Default Re: Isiah Thomas is the most underrated player in ISH history

too bad he retired somewhat young or early old at only 33 years old..
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:32 AM   #6
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Beat Magic, Bird and Jordan in their primes and lead a flawed team to back to back titles.

Flawed but deep. That was a stacked steam.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:51 AM   #7
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I agree. Possibly the most overlooked and under-appreciated player in the history of the game.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:57 AM   #8
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Default Re: Isiah Thomas is the most underrated player in ISH history

And I'd probably throw Kareem into the conversation as well. The media parades around MJ like he's the undisputed GOAT, occasionally mentioning players like Russell, Wilt, Magic, and Bird... but never so much as a whisper about Kareem.



Not surprising that neither Isiah nor Kareem were media friendly people.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:01 AM   #9
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No he didn't, the PISTONS beat the Lakers, Celtics, and Bulls because they were the better, more healthy team. Nobody wins alone. Joe Dumars was playing just as well as him and not only did he make the All NBA 3rd team over Isiah, he won FMVP over him too.

You can't beat teams by yourself when you're not even making All NBA 3rd teams in your prime.

Why is that Pistons team so underrated? They're one of the deepest teams ever and one of the best defenses of all time. They had 5-6 all-star caliber player on one team.

Paul Pierce a better player than Kevin Garnett? And the year Joe Dumars took 3rd team All-NBA. who was the FMVP?

2x champion and undisputed leader of the Pistons. Lead them to 3 straight NBA Finals, 2x All-Star game MVP, 12x All-Star, only missing his last season.

And boy was only 6 foot tall! Straight from Salleys mouth, Isiah was the BEST player he ever played with, and he's played with Kobe, Shaq, Jordan, and Pippen.

Come on maaaaan
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:07 AM   #10
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No he didn't, the PISTONS beat the Lakers, Celtics, and Bulls because they were the better, more healthy team. Nobody wins alone. Joe Dumars was playing just as well as him and not only did he make the All NBA 3rd team over Isiah, he won FMVP over him too.

You can't beat teams by yourself when you're not even making All NBA 3rd teams in your prime.

Why is that Pistons team so underrated? They're one of the deepest teams ever and one of the best defenses of all time. They had 5-6 all-star caliber player on one team.
And Michael Jordan played with Scottie Pippen, who for a long stretch, was twice the player Dumars was. Jordan when he was winning played on teams, that were always better than his competitions.

Nobody wins alone can really be applied to anyone.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:07 AM   #11
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Paul Pierce a better player than Kevin Garnett? And the year Joe Dumars took 3rd team All-NBA. who was the FMVP?

2x champion and undisputed leader of the Pistons. Lead them to 3 straight NBA Finals, 2x All-Star game MVP, 12x All-Star, only missing his last season.

And boy was only 6 foot tall! Straight from Salleys mouth, Isiah was the BEST player he ever played with, and he's played with Kobe, Shaq, Jordan, and Pippen.

Come on maaaaan
I'm not saying that, I'm just saying you don't win by yourself if there's another player on your team playing on the same level as you. I'm not denying his greatness at all, he's one of the best PG's in history. I just get annoyed when people underrate those Pistons teams - those weren't one man teams and Isiah didn't beat Jordan/Bird/Magic by himself.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:19 AM   #12
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Jordan when he was winning played on teams, that were always better than his competitions.
Because of Jordan and his performance. No one is suggesting it's one v.s. five. There were plenty of times that when removing each team's best player, an opponent had superior and deeper talent than MJ had with the Bulls. The early 90's Bulls many times were on the lesser side of the talent pool v.s. other teams like the Blazers, Knicks, Suns, Sonics, Magic, Heat, etc.

Sure he had Pippen, a perfect sidekick, but there were many teams with superior rosters that he had to overcome. Don't pawn off bull shit to suit your "bring Jordan down a peg" agenda here.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:24 AM   #13
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Because of Jordan and his performance. No one is suggesting it's one v.s. five. There were plenty of times that when removing each team's best player, an opponent had superior and deeper talent than MJ had with the Bulls. The early 90's Bulls many times were on the lesser side of the talent pool v.s. other teams like the Blazers, Knicks, Suns, Sonics, Magic, Heat, etc.

Sure he had Pippen, a perfect sidekick, but there were many teams with superior rosters that he had to overcome. Don't pawn off bull shit to suit your "bring Jordan down a peg" agenda here.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:35 AM   #14
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No he didn't, the PISTONS beat the Lakers, Celtics, and Bulls because they were the better, more healthy team. Nobody wins alone. Joe Dumars was playing just as well as him and not only did he make the All NBA 3rd team over Isiah, he won FMVP over him too.

You can't beat teams by yourself when you're not even making All NBA 3rd teams in your prime.

Why is that Pistons team so underrated? They're one of the deepest teams ever and one of the best defenses of all time. They had 5-6 all-star caliber player on one team.

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Old 09-09-2013, 01:36 AM   #15
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Default Re: Isiah Thomas is the most underrated player in ISH history

Bob McAdoo? Artis Gilmore? Those Where Dominant Players That Get Overlooked More Than Isiah.

Bob McAdoo Was Easily a Top 10 Forward (even though he played center sometimes it was clear his style of play was all forward)

What About Adrian Dantley? Best Scoring SF Ever!

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