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Isiah Thomas rips Larry Bird again
Posted By Ben Rohrbach On March 31, 2011 @ 2:26 pm In General | 16 Comments
“I have no problem saying this at all,” he says. “They’re all 6-(feet)-9 and Jordan was 6-6 and a half. If they were all 6-1, it wouldn’t even be a question. They wouldn’t even f—ing rate. If they were all my size, s—, they wouldn’t even be talked about.
“I beat the s— out of them when they were that big. If we were all the same size, f—.” He stops to laugh good-naturedly. “Make them 6-1 and let’s go on the court.”
For the record, Thomas retired with two NBA titles as a player. Jordan (6), Magic (5) and Bird (3) all finished their careers with more, but who’s counting?
Thomas has been accused of freezing out Jordan  at the 1985 All-Star Game, questioning Magic’s sexuality  in the wake of his former friend’s HIV diagnosis, bankrupting the Continental Basketball Association  and sexually harrassing a coworker  as Knicks GM.
And he wonders why he’s been exiled from the NBA. Hmm, I wonder …
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URLs in this post:
 Larry Bird: http://media.weei.com/basketball/larry-bird.htm
 Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm
 Isiah Thomas: http://media.weei.com/basketball/isiah-thomas.htm
 told reporters: http://www.nytimes.com/1987/06/05/sports/thomas-explains-comments-on-bird.html
 a FOX Sports interview: http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/Isiah-Thomas-living-life-in-exile-shunned-by-NBA-032911
 Michael Jordan: http://media.weei.com/basketball/michael-jordan.htm
 Magic Johnson: http://media.weei.com/basketball/magic-johnson.htm
 freezing out Jordan: http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/isiah_freezeout.html
 questioning Magic’s sexuality: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/ian_thomsen/10/22/isiah.magic/index.html
 bankrupting the Continental Basketball Association: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1027460/index.htm
 sexually harrassing a coworker: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/070927
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