What are you doing tonight? If you’re home and get NBA TV – especially if the Tigers are rained out – I recommend following this:
NBA TV analyst and Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas (@iamisiahthomas) will live tweet during a re-air of the 1988 NBA Finals, Game 6, on Tuesday, Aug. 27, starting at 8 p.m. ET. In the memorable showdown between the Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Lakers, Thomas scored 43 points, including a Finals record with 25 points in the third quarter (despite badly spraining his ankle midway through the period). Despite Thomas’ effort, the Lakers went on to win the contest 103-102 to force a Game 7. During the NBA TV telecast, Thomas will tweet about his memories from the game and chat directly with fans. To join the conversation, fans are encouraged to follow @NBATV and use the hashtag #Isiahlive.
That performance is one of the greatest-ever in NBA Finals history. To whatever degree you believe clutch play is more than mere coincidence, Thomas played better in the biggest moments throughout his career. This is the crowning example of that.
If you haven’t seen the game, you’re in for a treat. If you have seen it, you’re in for a treat.