If you have been living under a rock and didn’t watch The Last Dance episodes 3 and 4 last night, you are missing out. (Spoiler alert) We got to take a closer look into one of the most interesting men in NBA history, Dennis Rodman. There’s enough there to write 10 books on.
We also got a look into the Detroit Pistons’ “Jordan Rules” used to take down MJ and the Bulls on multiple occasions. They were as follows: When he was on the wings, push him to the elbow and don’t let him get to the baseline. When you get a chance, smack him. If he’s on top, influence him to his left and clock him. In the instance he gets the ball in the low post, trap him from the top, and you guessed it, smack him. To make a long story short, the plan was beat the hell out of him like a pinata at a child’s birthday party.
Caught in the Crossfire
You can see that there is still a strong animosity from MJ towards the Pistons and Isiah Thomas. The Pistons’ Guard was a part of a team that developed one of the dirtiest game plans in NBA history. However, he is not to be confused with Isaiah Thomas who was drafted in 2011. Jordan lifers have been tweeting Isaiah Thomas scolding him for trying to hurt MJ.
I understand standing up for the G.O.A.T. If one play goes differently here or there, we could be looking at an entirely different NBA, as NBA history could have been changed forever. However, for future reference, when you send hate mail, make sure it is going to the right mailbox. Or in this case, the right Isiah. Make sure you get caught up before The Last Dance resumes next week. Hold it.