Former Detroit Pistons guard Isiah Thomas has been called everything in the NBA, from “amazing” to “dirty”. Whatever the case was at a certain time, Thomas was a warrior on the court and a winner.
Thomas, only at 6’1, was scoring, assisting and even fighting – when it was necessary. He was the leader of the “Bad Boys” Detroit Pistons team.
A Basketball Hall of Famer, Thomas has accomplished a lot in the NBA, becoming a 12-time NBA All-Star, and leading the Detroit Pistons team to 2 NBA championships in 1989 and 1990.
He played in 979 NBA games (971 started) – all for the Detroit Pistons, averaging double figures in scoring in all of his seasons in the NBA. He averaged double figures (scoring and assists) in 4 straight seasons.
Thomas averaged career high 22.9 ppg for the Pistons in 1982-1983. He also led the NBA with an average of 13.9 assists per game (also career high) in 1984-85.
Below are the highlights of his career:
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