Pistons: 3 takeaways from Hoop Du Jour interview with Isiah Thomas

Former Detroit Piston Isiah Thomas (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Rasheed Wallace #30 of the Detroit Pistons smiles as he is boxed out by Al Harrington #3 and Ron Artest #23 of the Indiana Pacers (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Hoop Du Jour is presented by the National Basketball Retired Players Association hosted by Hall of Fame sports writer Peter Vecsey. It’s been instrumental in sharing the history of game, bringing on legendary former players for a one-on-one sit down. These players talk in depth about their careers, life after basketball, and much more. With guest appearances by Julius Erving, Rick Barry, and most recently Pistons’ legend Isiah Thomas. Hoops Du Jour is a must watch for anyone who loves the game.

The two met up together at the Naismith Hall of Fame, where Thomas introduced Swin Cash for her induction. Vecsey and Thomas gave fans everything they could’ve asked for. The two have a history dating back to Isiah’s college days at Indiana, where he led the Hoosiers to the national championship. The natural chemistry was there, keeping me engaged as a listener.

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Zeke discussed his Dream Team snub, how he could’ve stopped the Malice at the Palace, Michael Jordan and The Last Dance, leaving the game in his early thirties and so much more.

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If Isiah Thomas was still the coach of the Indiana Pacers would there have been a brawl? One person who doesn’t think so is the former Pistons player himself.

He spoke with Hoop Du Jour about his time working with Larry Bird and the Pacers organization, stirring up his true thoughts on the situation. According to Zeke things would’ve been different stating “I would’ve had a little bit more respect for the Pistons by not having my main guys out on the floor” when the game was out of reach.

Peter wasn’t buying the idea that Isiah Thomas could’ve somehow prevented one of the worst brawls in NBA history. They finished that segment agreeing to disagree. The whole Pacers segment is loaded with content, I guarantee you’ll learn something new about the greatest Piston of all time.