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Early life[ edit ] The youngest of nine children, Thomas was born on April 30, in ChicagoIllinoisand grew up in the city's West Side. He attended the private St. Joseph High School in Westchesterwhich was a minute commute from his home.
Joseph to the state finals in his junior year, and was considered one of the top college prospects in the country. Although he received mail saying Knight tied up his players and beat them, he did not believe the rumors.
Nevertheless, Thomas chose Knight and Indiana because he felt that getting away to Bloomington would be good for him, as would Knight's discipline. Knight recalled yelling at the freshman-to-be, "You ought to go to DePaul, Isiah, because you sure as hell aren't going to be an Indiana player playing like that.
According to Thomas, Knight was making a point that no player, no "matter how talented, is bigger than Knight's philosophy. His superior abilities eventually caused Knight to adjust his coaching style.
The next year, the —81 seasonKnight made Thomas captain and told him to run the show on the floor.
When a Purdue player took a cheap shot at Thomas during a game at Bloomington, Knight called a press conference to defend his star. And 19 days later, when Thomas hit an Iowa player and was ejected from a game, Knight refused to criticize him.
The sophomore earned the tournament's Most Outstanding Player award, and made himself eligible for the upcoming NBA draft. In the pivotal fifth game, Thomas was having a subpar performance, while King was having an excellent game.
Thomas scored 16 points in the last 94 seconds to force the game into overtime, but then fouled out, and the Knicks held on to win. Detroit couldn't shake the Celtics in their six-game series, eventually losing.
It was the furthest the team had advanced since moving from Fort Waynewhen they were the Zollner-Pistons. Detroit was able to tie the Celtics at two games apiece, but its hope of winning Game 5 at Boston Garden was dashed by Larry Bird with just seconds remaining: Thomas attempted to quickly inbound the ball, Bird stole the pass and hit Dennis Johnson for the game-winning layup.
Before the series, Thomas and Johnson exchanged a courtside kiss on the cheek prior to tip-off as a sign of their deep friendship. One of Thomas's most inspiring and self-defining moments came in Game 6. Although he had severely sprained his ankle late in the game, Thomas continued to play.
While hobbling and in obvious pain, Thomas scored 25 points in a single quarter, an NBA Finals record.
But the Lakers won the game — on a pair of last-minute free throws by Abdul-Jabbar, following a controversial foul called on Bill Laimbeer. With Thomas unable to compete at full strength the Lakers were able to take advantage and clinched their second consecutive title in Game 7, — Detroit played a brash and dominating brand of basketball through the playoffs that led to their nickname " Bad Boys ".
First they defeated Boston, which had been suffering persistent injuries. This time the Pistons dominated, sweeping the Lakers in 4 games to win their first of back-to-back championships. The Pistons continued to play well between and but found their road back to the NBA Finals blocked by the emerging Chicago Bulls dynasty.
An aging and ailing Thomas decided to end his career following the season, but a torn Achilles' tendon in April forced him off the court for good a month early.
As a point guard, Thomas was a dangerous scorer and effective leader. He was known for his dribbling ability, prowess driving to the basket, and often spectacular passing. Thomas was named to the All-NBA First team three times and is the Pistons' all-time leader in points, stealsgames played and assists.
He ranks seventh in NBA history in assists 9, 9.
National team career[ edit ] Thomas was selected to the Olympic team, but like all American athletes he was not able to play in Moscow due to the Olympics boycott.
The boycotting countries instead participated in the "Gold Medal Series", a series of games against NBA teams, a French team and the Olympic gold medal team in various U. Thomas shot 22—55 from the field and 14—17 from the line. He led the U. Post-playing career[ edit ] This article may have too many section headers dividing up its content.
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