Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas built a legacy as an unflappable competitor on the basketball court, from his title run at Indiana University to his back-to-back NBA championships with the Detroit Pistons, but it was his decisions without ... Read more »
Born: 04/30/1961 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (24)

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice 2016 (Movie)

(Himself)

30 for 30 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Apprentice 2005 (Tv Show)

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Untold 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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49th NBA All-Star Game 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Whatever Happened to Micheal Ray? 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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48th NBA All-Star Game 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Michael Jordan: A Champion's Journey 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Forget Paris 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Home Improvement 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Hoop Dreams 1994 (Movie)

Himself--Detroit Piston Basketball Player (Actor)

In Living Color 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Pumped! 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Aretha Franklin: Duets 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Back to School '92 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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History of the NBA 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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NBC Saturday Sports Showcase 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Overtime... With Pat O'Brien 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The R.A.C.E. 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Just Between Friends 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Higher Goals (TV Show)

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Biography

Isiah Thomas built a legacy as an unflappable competitor on the basketball court, from his title run at Indiana University to his back-to-back NBA championships with the Detroit Pistons, but it was his decisions without the ball that would leave it tarnished. Chicago-born Thomas arrived on the national stage as the leader of the University of Indiana's 1981 championship team. Drafted by the Pistons that year, the 6'1" point guard did not record all-world stats, but proved a ferocious leader in clutch situations and became a perennial All-Star. Through the late 1980s, the Thomas-led Pistons earned their "Bad Boys" moniker for brutal defense on their way to two championships in 1989 and 1990. Their playoff meetings with the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls became epic clashes, particularly as a bitter rivalry with Michael Jordan and the Bulls heated into one of sports' great rivalries. Upon retiring in 1994, Thomas bounced through a succession of front-office and coaching positions, most notably a high-profile and disastrous five-year-stint as president of basketball operations and coach of the New York Knicks. Renowned as a "babyfaced assassin," Thomas became a Detroit legend but, for many hoop wags, his play would wind up secondary to a reputation for caprice and arrogance.

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