Should Michael Jordan and Isiah Thomas' tiffs been made out to be such a big deal?

Jamie Hudson
NBC Sports Northwest

Watching The Last Dance, ESPN's documentary on Michael Jordan, there have been numerous topics to digest and debate.

The documentary has kept the NBA community together on social media as fans, as well as current and former players and the like all comment on the series.

One big topic of conversation in Episode 5 was the ongoing feud between Jordan and Isiah Thomas. 

And of course, the series covered the 1992 Olympic "Dream Team," which Thomas was noticeably left off the team.

For years, there has been speculation that Jordan kept Thomas off the team with some believing he threatened not to play if  Thomas was on the team.

Jordan denied that in the documentary.

"You want to attribute it to me, go ahead, and be my guest. But it wasn't me," Jordan said.

On this week's Talkin' Blazers Podcast, our own Channing Frye, NBA Champion and co-host of the Talkin' Blazers Podcast alongside Emmy Award winner Dan Sheldon, discussed the Isiah Thomas snub from the Dream Team.  

Fyre believes "tiffs like that happen" and he "doesn't think you have to like someone for them to be on the team."

What it comes down to is that Frye wants The Last Dance to stick to basketball and less about the drama surrounding the players.

All these excuses are coming up and they just seem petty. And, it takes away from the overall story. To me, all the story is – is you're really good at basketball – ‘Dennis Rodman tell me more about that.'  -- Channing Frye on this Talkin' Blazers Podcast

During his interview on Thomas in The Last Dance, MJ did at least mention how much he respects Thomas' game.

"I respect Isiah Thomas' talent," Jordan said in The Last Dance. "To me, the best point guard of all-time is Magic Johnson, and right behind him is Isiah Thomas. No matter how much I hate him, I respect his game."

Be sure to check out the latest Talkin' Blazers Podcast with hosts NBA Champion Channing Frye and Emmy Award winner Dan Sheldon.

Should Michael Jordan and Isiah Thomas' tiffs been made out to be such a big deal? originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

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