Michael Jordan first All Star game
Isiah Thomas came ultimately back home Monday night in the exact middle of a small conflict.
Before the ex-St. Joseph High School star led the Detroit Pistons into the Stadium Tuesday night to face the Bulls, he had to clear up a
misunderstanding with Michael Jordan.
Tales have been circulating since Sunday`s National Basketball Association All-Star game your people in Indianapolis perceived Jordan`s behavior over the weekend as conceited and cocky.
One incident apparently occurred whenever Jordan presumably refused to recognize Thomas` existence in a hotel elevator Saturday-night.
``That never happened, `` Thomas said Monday. ``I was very upset when I read that. It may affect a possible relationship between me and Michael.
``He`s a great man, and my cousin Darren, the Bulls` ballboy, he hangs around him. My mother features welcomed Michael over for supper a couple of times. It just isn`t real. Michael and I talked a couple of times down there.``
Article authors within the online game noticed that Jordan had been sometimes becoming frozen from the offense by several of his teammates. Several times, Jordan flashed through the center available and finished up empty-handed.
``i really don`t believe had been occurring, `` Jordan said. ``In an all-star game, you have to be really hostile and show what you can do. This being my very first all-star online game, I happened to be extremely tentative. I did son`t wish to be perceived as a rookie venturing out to steal the tv show. I was just pleased to be indeed there.``
There were reports another NBA all-stars were switched off by Jordan`s behavior on slam-dunk competition as he moved throught the very first round in the warm-up ensemble even though the other seven competitors had been within their uniforms. They also thought he was showboating by competing inside dunk tv show along with their gold chains glittering around their throat.
One writer from Detroit stated, ``The mindset for the players had been Michael Jordan gets celebrity treatment as he learns simple tips to become a gentleman.``