LeBron James Hypes Pistons Legend Isiah Thomas: 'Absolutely MONSTER'

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IIApril 28, 2020

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James celebrates after scoring and drawing a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-103. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Michael Jordan has been showered with adoration since ESPN debuted its 10-part documentary series The Last Dance on April 19.

LeBron James is spreading the love to Detroit Pistons legend Isiah Thomas, too:

LeBron James @KingJames

Absolutely MONSTER!!!! Had that ball on a string. Layup package next level. Pull up game phenomenal! Nothing he couldn’t do. And to add on he was an DOG! East Side of Chi-Town breed https://t.co/Cn0Lf3DmSV

Thomas was prevalent in the third and fourth episodes of the series that aired Sunday night:

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

MJ had some serious battles with the Bad Boy Pistons #TheLastDance https://t.co/fu7wDyehwE

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

After getting swept in the ECF, the Pistons refused to shake hands with the Bulls #TheLastDance https://t.co/lR98JSa0nv

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

"... During that period of time, that's just not how it was passed. When you lost, you left the floor. That was it." –Isiah Thomas #TheLastDance https://t.co/iwK4JeEbii

ESPN @espn

“You can show me anything you want. It’s no way you can convince me he wasn’t an a--hole.” —MJ on Isiah Thomas #TheLastDance https://t.co/0v2ArzrghL

The Hall of Famer won two NBA championships opposite Jordan's six with the Chicago Bulls. Detroit won back-to-back NBA Finals in 1988-89 and 1989-90, defeating Jordan's Bulls in both Eastern Conference Finals series along the way.

The Last Dance revolves around Jordan and the 1997-98 Bulls, who won the franchise's sixth championship and represented the end of their dynasty.

Jordan retired from the NBA for a second time following that season before returning to the league and ending his Hall of Fame career with the Washington Wizards from 2001-03.

Thomas remained with the Pistons through 1993-94.