- Fox Sports’ Nick Wright recently called Michael Jordan a “total and complete loser” without Scottie Pippen.
- The NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas, who famously feuded with Jordan, agreed.
- “Goat debate facts,” Thomas tweeted while sharing a video of Wright slamming Jordan’s legacy.
- Thomas and Jordan have a bitter history, with Jordan saying during “The Last Dance” that he “hated” his countryman and believed him to be an “a–hole.”
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Fox Sports’ Nick Wright called Michael Jordan a “total and complete loser” without Scottie Pippen in an episode of “First Things First” last week.
The NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas agrees.
In a segment titled “What The Media Doesn’t Want You To Know” about Jordan, Wright also said people pretended Jordan’s career was only six years long, arguing that his record against the big teams of the time was poor.
He also called out Jordan out for never beating Larry Bird’s Celtics in the playoffs.
Watch Wright’s brutal assessment of Jordan here:
I didn’t want to have to do this, but my colleagues have left me no choice. I present, “What the Media Doesn’t Want You to Know about Michael Jordan.” pic.twitter.com/VrxdLYj53O
— nick wright (@getnickwright) October 13, 2020
Thomas, who played for the Detroit Pistons from 1981 to 1994,later shared a video of the takedown on Twitter, saying, “Goat debate facts” (using the acronym for “Greatest of All Time”).
Jordan and Thomas have a bitter history
The pair’s mutual disdain is said to have begun in 1985, when some believe that Thomas conspired to freeze Jordan out during the NBA’s All-Star Game, according to The Undefeated, though Thomas has denied the claim.
In 1992, Thomas was omitted from the Team USA’s Olympic Dream Team, which many believed was due to his feud with Jordan.
In the 10-part Netflix docuseries “The Last Dance,” Jordan said he wasn’t responsible but believed Thomas’ inclusion would have been detrimental to the team’s chemistry.
“You want to attribute it to me, go ahead and be my guest, but it wasn’t me,” Jordan said, according to USA Today.
“The Dream Team, based on the environment and the camaraderie that happened on that team, it was the best harmony,” he said. “Would Isiah have made a different feeling on that team? Yes.”
Jordan later added on the show that while he “hated” Thomas and believe him to be an “a–hole,” he still respected his game and considered him to be the second-best point guard in NBA history, behind only Magic Johnson.
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