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Shaquille O’Neal Breaks the Internet With Massive Plan to Get Michael Jordan Face to Face With Hated Rival Isiah Thomas

Published 03/03/2022, 6:30 PM EST

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Isiah Thomas is definitely one of the greatest rivals of Michael Jordan. While the Chicago Bulls dominated the entire league, the Detroit Pistons, led by Thomas always gave the Bulls a run for their money. In his recent podcast, Shaquille O’Neal revealed something that will definitely make any NBA fan excited.

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Shaq talked about his plans of making Jordan and Thomas come face to face. While other details regarding his plans are not known, NBA fans are certainly excited.


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Shaquille O’Neal to bring Jordan and Thomas together

Michael Jordan is undoubtedly one of the greatest athletes ever. While he and the Chicago Bulls dominated the entire league, there were certain teams that gave them good competition. And the Detroit Pistons was one of them. Led by Isiah Thomas, the team was known for their physicality and tactics specifically designed for Michael Jordan.

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Shaquille O’Neal while talking on The Big Podcast with Shaq talked about his plans. When asked about who does Shaq wants to see in a matchup, fellow panelist Spice mentioned the great rivals. To this, Shaq said, “I’m gonna try to get that produced. A conversation between Michael and Isiah.


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While nothing is known as of yet, a face-to-face conversation between the two will certainly break the internet. Thomas and Jordan are still known to not have a good relationship despite all these years away from the NBA.

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The two spearheaded one of the greatest rivalries in the NBA. The Chicago Bulls vs the Detroit Pistons. There were also reports which stated that Jordan played a significant role in stopping Isiah Thomas’ entry into the 1992 USA National Team.

While Jordan has 6 NBA titles, Thomas has 2 to his name. The two have played each other 43 times and Thomas has the upper hand with 24 wins. Jordan averages 31.6 points, 5.5 assists, and 6.2 rebounds in the games between the two. On the other hand, Thomas averages 21.0 points, 9.3 assists, and 3.8 rebounds in those 43 matchups. (Source:


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Abhinava Ghosh


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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.
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