In this exclusive and highly anticipated interview, NBA legend Isiah Thomas sits down with Cedric Maxwell to talk about his life, his career, and everything in between. From his early years in Chicago to his rise to fame as a Detroit Pistons point guard, Thomas offers a candid and insightful look into the world of professional basketball and his place in it.
As one of the most decorated players in NBA history, Thomas has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with fans and aspiring athletes alike. In this tell-all interview, he reveals the secrets to his success, his struggles with injuries and adversity, and his relationships with some of the biggest names in the game.
As a two-time NBA champion and 12-time All-Star, Thomas knows what it takes to be a winner both on and off the court. He talks about his dedication to the game, his commitment to his teammates, and the sacrifices he had to make to achieve his dreams.
But this interview isn’t just about basketball. Thomas also opens up about his personal life, his family, and his faith, revealing a side of himself that many fans have never seen before. He talks about the challenges he faced growing up in a tough Chicago neighborhood, his relationships with his parents and siblings, and the role that his faith has played in his life and career.
Throughout the interview, Maxwell and Thomas delve deep into some of the most important moments and themes of Thomas’ life, from his rivalry with Michael Jordan to his controversial exclusion from the 1992 Olympic Dream Team. With his trademark candor and humor, Thomas offers a rare glimpse into the mind of a true basketball legend.
So whether you’re a die-hard Pistons fan, a student of the game, or simply interested in learning more about one of the most fascinating and accomplished athletes of our time, this interview is not to be missed. Join Isiah Thomas and Cedric Maxwell for a conversation that is sure to be insightful, inspiring, and unforgettable.
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00:00 – Intro/FanDuel
01:10 – Isiah Thomas explains what it’s like to be a polarizing character
01:57 – Isiah Thomas Tells the Robert Parish Bill Laimbeer Fight
02:50 – Isiah Thomas and Cornbread Maxwell detail physicality in 1980’s NBA + Max’s BEEF with Draymond Green
05:00 – Isiah Thomas on Ja Morant suspension + what the Celtics tradition means to Zeke
08:28 – Isiah Thomas tells a Dennis Rodman Story
12:45 – Isiah Thomas tells HILARIOUS Dennis Rodman Story
13:30 – Isiah Thomas talks about his tumultuous New York Knicks era
17:00 – Isiah Thomas discusses the relationships he’s built in his 4+ decades with the NBA + “the kiss” with Magic Johnson
19:57 – Isiah Thomas tell the story of being a spectator at Boston Garden & the Fabulous Forum during Celtics – Lakers NBA Finals’ of the 1980’s (1984, 1985, 1987)
20:40 – Isiah Thomas on Maxwell & ML Carr TRASH TALKING James Worthy
22:00 – Isiah Thomas Tells the Story of Bird to DJ for winning jumper in 1985
23:50 – Isiah Thomas Reveals the Behind the Scenes of Larry Bird stealing the ball in 1987
25:00 – How Bill Russell Helped Isiah Thomas to get over the Bird steal in 1987
28:43 – Part 2 Preview (coming next week)