Isiah Thomas gets booed by the First Take crowd for his Bulls-Pistons take

Feb 13, 2020
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Stephen A. Smith, Isiah Thomas and Max Kellerman’s conversation about Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokoumpo turns into a Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons debate.
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  • Isaiah get booed only tells you he’s speaking facts.

    StormStormDay ago
  • Isiah is from Chicago he told Jordan you got Chicago on your jersey But you ain’t got on your heart

    Miguel NavaMiguel NavaDay ago
  • "First of all your wrong but what else is new Max" 😂😂😂

    995sean995seanDay ago
  • Then I came out of retirement he made it personal with me

    Matthew De PersiisMatthew De Persiis7 days ago
  • What about dumars? What about rodman? Zeke

    Aljon GreatAljon Great7 days ago
  • Thomas shouldn't even have been in the 50 greatest players in my book

    GREG HubbardGREG Hubbard8 days ago
  • Isaiah so jealous of Scotty he knows he's such a better all-around player

    GREG HubbardGREG Hubbard8 days ago
  • Who's back after the buck's lost to heat in 5

    shane deanshane dean9 days ago
  • Right Chicago only beat them in that one series 😂🤣 😂😂.. at least people make it seem like they own Detroit 😂😂.. it's funny how history recreates itself

    Dwayne BeamonDwayne Beamon12 days ago
  • Isiah still bodying the Bulls, lmao!

    theeog1theeog112 days ago
  • who’s watching this as gianis is about to be swept

    George TolofariGeorge Tolofari13 days ago
    • Swept

      Ishan BhasinIshan Bhasin6 days ago
  • max really says gianni would be best player ever?

    mdjmdj15 days ago
  • Lebron never lost in the first round

    Demir BejtovicDemir Bejtovic15 days ago
  • In my entire life I have never seen a anchor so stupid he just going on and on atleast give the chance to other to speak

    PlayerPlayer15 days ago
  • Isiah stood up there, by himself...Mic-drop!

    ray whortonray whorton15 days ago
  • All I know is Jordan was better than Thomas period!!!

    Monty BostonMonty Boston17 days ago
    • Thomas was good though I’m not hating on my guy but sometimes people let the fact that they’re a fan of someone go to their head JORDAN WAS DEF BETTER LOL

      Monty BostonMonty Boston14 days ago
    • NewKiddOnTHEBlocc don’t be weird or a fanboy I meant at their best 😂😂😂😂 not when one was a young guy and the other was in his prime Lmao argue with this (and good luck doing it) JORDAN IN HIS PRIME WAS BETTER THAT THOMAS WHEN HE WAS IN HIS PRIME!! Period!

      Monty BostonMonty Boston14 days ago
    • 😂😂😂 sike he couldn’t beat IT until pippen hit his prime

      NewKiddOnTHEBloccNewKiddOnTHEBlocc15 days ago
  • Of course he's going to say that cuz his team was largely responsible for Jordans short comings in the playoffs.

    supreme king ariessupreme king aries20 days ago
  • New Wilt

  • IT spoke facts

    micah bmicah b22 days ago
  • I love max bruh but watch the last dance max is right it took the pistons whole team to stop Michael

    Alex CruzAlex Cruz23 days ago
  • That was true Before Scottie and Before Phil Jackson took over coaching

    Rafael ParungaoRafael Parungao23 days ago
  • Isaiah is assuming person played with dirty play to get hisambition tobe hall of his coach was dirtiest coarch ever on the NBA league

    Theodoulos HeavenTheodoulos Heaven23 days ago
  • Stephen A. Smith is a loud mouth who thinks his half baked opinions are more true because he interupts and is louder than the other people. Stephen, you are wrong a lot and you are just rude. Isiah Thomas has more basketball knowledge in the little finger of his left hand than you will ever have. Isiah is a high order HOF player...and people only know your name because you are abrasive.

    lurking0deathlurking0death24 days ago
  • @6:47 Hey, Scottie coming in here, after me right? Ask him! 😂 Isiah, said "Hey, man I'm outta here." 😂

    Advent616Advent61625 days ago
  • Isaiah born n raised in Chicago

    Ac 719Ac 71926 days ago
  • Isaiah is as tough as it gets.

    Ac 719Ac 71926 days ago
  • " Your wrong but what's new" 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    The GoatsThe GoatsMonth ago
  • IT got that Will Smith laugh

    King Stretch35.King Stretch35.Month ago
  • They made the bulls go beyond their limit like goku being beaten until he become's a super saiyan. The Bulls needed the hump so they can focus and be determined. The bulls has to get them off their head by beating the bad boys and with that becoming the best team in the nba.

    El Tollonges BLAG !!!!El Tollonges BLAG !!!!Month ago
  • I just love when corny reporters try to lecture hall of famers about sports

    eric mcgowaneric mcgowanMonth ago
  • But IT had Joe Dumars and dennis rodman, who were both all stars, and bill laimbeer who had one of the best defenses in the league at the time.

    Abhishek RameshAbhishek RameshMonth ago
  • Sore loser

    Galaxy Brain JimmyGalaxy Brain JimmyMonth ago
  • They were called the bad boys for a reason mjs bulls weren’t called the destroyers or anything it was all mj and pip

    GotemGotemMonth ago
  • Isaiah did have the better team tho

    GotemGotemMonth ago
  • Crazy how Zeke is born and raised from the Chi and gets booed for telling no lies

    Jarrod LewisJarrod LewisMonth ago
  • Bro last year was giannis' first year in EFC and everyone coming after him

    HĀ5Ê WØLFHĀ5Ê WØLFMonth ago
  • MAX won the argument right there 5:44 IT concedes

    Gershon AgapayGershon AgapayMonth ago
    • Yeah but the bulls didn’t start beating the Pistons until the injury bug hit them. The bulls was great but you can’t gloss over that either. They wasn’t the same team in 91. Thomas missed half the year cuz of nagging injuries.

      Dats a paddlinDats a paddlin28 days ago
  • Lebrun the best bruh, all the hooplah and hate. King James.

    James BillJames BillMonth ago
  • molly just there

    Chris WilksChris WilksMonth ago
  • Smh I would of booed him too, if I lose and I shake your hand, when I win you better shake my hand! He’s telling the truth on that one but he lie about one thing! It was not him by himself, he had Denis Roadman on his team. So don’t sit up there and say it was you alone, no it was not!

    jose maurasjose maurasMonth ago
  • I mean hey when you play football games or basketball games especially if u beat a good team sometimes those guys pride is hurt or it’s time to turn over a new leaf just like Boston did to Detroit than here comes the Bulls

    Tez JacksonTez JacksonMonth ago
  • max jinxed us with this "if the season were to end today he would be..." it did thx

    Jd CopulosJd CopulosMonth ago
  • How did Isaiah make it out of Chi-Town without getting shot? lol... oh, wait, he has spent time in Detroit. lol...

    Yizzle KizzleYizzle KizzleMonth ago
  • Giannis haves to win rings. Probably the most dominant thus far in this generation, and best this year. But best player In the WORLD? i gotta see titles of dunk contest, olympian gold medalist, 2 3peats back to back rings winner, etc lol. But he's one of my todays favs of Ballers.

    CHiEf Thumbs of ThunderCHiEf Thumbs of ThunderMonth ago
  • “On my team it was me”🔥🔥🔥

    Cristian AmayaCristian AmayaMonth ago
  • 6 rings

    xoxo oxxoxoxoxo oxxoxoMonth ago
  • It doesn't matter if your the best player in the league. If your team doesn't step up on the big stage, you will never win a championship. MJ, Shaq, LeBron, Curry, Hakeem the Dream, Kobe, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Dirk Nowitzki. All those guys would not have any titles if it was just them being the only player stepping up

    Zakku SeppukuZakku SeppukuMonth ago
  • Max would get on his knees for giannias

    Alex ValenteAlex ValenteMonth ago
  • This is just like the “why are you booin me I’m right” video!

    J.P SportzzJ.P SportzzMonth ago
  • Sorry Max but you can't just say the first time Jordan played with another all star and have a valid argument bc that all star turned into one of the greatest players of all time.

    Keaun ThomasKeaun ThomasMonth ago
  • He was playing against a young Jordan and Pippen. Once the Bulls matured and improved over time they swept the Pistons and went 7 games the year before (Bulls probably could’ve won the series). And the Pistons were loaded with talent: Zeke(Isaiah Thomas), Dennis Rodman, Joe Dumars, John Salley, etc. So I think Isaiah is wrong here.

    WordWordMonth ago
  • 0:33 you can’t call a best player in the world when they get done? Really Lebron’s fans media keep trying to put Lebron as the best player in 2009 2010 2011 but he didn’t win Giannis is great but Kahwi and Lebron for me if KD comes back healthy those 3 Max is right Giannis not yet best player but the way he explains it is wrong

    The Golden BoyThe Golden BoyMonth ago
  • Boo that man.. ...

    Roberto OrdazRoberto OrdazMonth ago
  • He just said max your wrong but where are you right lol

    Mr XMr XMonth ago
  • Even Alex Garcia from Brazil, 41 years old, locked down Giannis in the World Cup

    Vítor Castro Gomes GomesVítor Castro Gomes GomesMonth ago
  • Yeah the reason Pistons stopped Jordan is cuz it was before Pippen and they made the whole team shove Jordan before he could liftoff

    the first chump 13the first chump 13Month ago
  • IT a savage💯💯

    SevenUP901SevenUP901Month ago
  • Zeke is only speaking facts

    King VirusKing Virus2 months ago
  • Love this segment Zeke speaking truth and the Hillman College hat in the back its a different world.

    aiden burrowsaiden burrows2 months ago
  • Isaiah still hated Bulls .. coz they sweep them badly

    Lion HeartLion Heart2 months ago
  • FAX!

    Kris Wit itKris Wit it2 months ago
  • Chile Zeke don't give AF he said what he said and have receipts to show for it. Love both him and MJ but yeah Zeke told no lies.

    LightdionLightdion2 months ago
  • I like how all those Chicago FANS still salty. BAD BOYS FOR LIFE.

    John JacobsJohn Jacobs2 months ago
  • Don’t worship Jordan get booed lol.

    E BOE BO2 months ago
  • Most disrespected legend in the game, and this guy went back to back and won Finals MVP, but every millennial is on the Jordan hype train. He told no lies, Bad Boy Pistons had a winning record against the Bulls.

    Bruh WtfBruh Wtf2 months ago
  • Mj fans are supposed to boo, as Isaiah was practically saying, he was better than mj, when the pistons went against the Bulls, as mj had Pippen who eventually became a top 50 player, while he never had a top 50 player, even though he had all stars

    Balakrishnan SwaminathanBalakrishnan Swaminathan2 months ago
  • Nobody in the comments are even talking bout the title of the video lol...including me haha

    washburn11000washburn110002 months ago
  • Oh man, the LeBron fanboys be heated lmao 😡

    washburn11000washburn110002 months ago
  • If it was a top 100 list isiah wouldnt have been standing alone at that ceremony

    Carlito BriganteCarlito Brigante2 months ago
  • Way to stand up for urself maxxxx!!!

    Carlito BriganteCarlito Brigante2 months ago
  • Detroit thought they had a dynasty brewing. As soon as Michael got help, he ended that. The greatest there ever was and the greatest there ever will be: Michael Jeffrey Jordan.

    Mirza KovacevicMirza Kovacevic2 months ago
  • I love Isiah, i hate jordan. Isiah shines light, and jordan became ugly as years passed. This tells all, for me.

    Daving IrvidDaving Irvid3 months ago
  • But he is actually from Chicago lol

    Martin XanderMartin Xander3 months ago
  • Oh the worst loser ever in the NBA.

    Charles M RinehartCharles M Rinehart3 months ago
  • Imagine trying to argue basketball with one of the greatest players of all time.

    Graymont to Los AngelesGraymont to Los Angeles3 months ago
  • I love Zeke

    Matt DuganMatt Dugan3 months ago
  • Lame,they booed him straight after he praised Jordan just cause he stated a fact lol

    995sean995sean3 months ago
  • Playing prison style ball and trying to end others stars like MJ careers with dirty playing I guess you did have a better record. But then MJ and company reversed it and got strong physically and swiped him and his Bad Boy crew.

    Madd MaxxMadd Maxx3 months ago
  • Isiah Thomas: "I'm not hating on Michael Jordan, but right now, who do you take, Trevor Ariza or Michael Jordan ? Ariza is long, he can shoot the 3 better, he can rebound, and he's won rings too. I mean, I like Ariza over Michael Jordan right now".

    yoe91yoe913 months ago
  • It's not about the best player bro it's the about the best team

    Kyle AyusøKyle Ayusø3 months ago
  • SAS at All-Star Weekend : Giannis is the best player in the world SAS in Quarantine: LeBron is and has been the best player in the world. Me: Visible confusion.

    JordanJordan3 months ago
  • IT is a hater lol

    Johnny WilliamsJohnny Williams3 months ago
  • Max Kellerman ought not be allowed to talk basketball at all and boxing and football either as a matter of fact

    PBassPBass3 months ago
  • The best of all the Pistons-Bulls is that Zeke is from Chicago💪🏾.

    D RedondoD Redondo3 months ago
  • Max arguing with Isiah like he don't know his own life lol

    Mr. JMr. J3 months ago
  • Max kell-PER-man

    Shreyas RasaneShreyas Rasane3 months ago
  • Man I love Isiah

    Gabriel ToledanoGabriel Toledano3 months ago
  • Max is delusional

    Carltrain AtkinsCarltrain Atkins3 months ago
  • Man Kawhi was fouling Giannis

    Carltrain AtkinsCarltrain Atkins3 months ago
  • (Isaiah Thomas) some things never change.

    TipOff: Everything SportsTipOff: Everything Sports3 months ago
  • Isaiah speakin' facts but the way he explains his legacy and start mentioning his mates, man, badboys are badboys.

    Aj BuenoAj Bueno3 months ago
  • Dude still loves them boos don’t he

    Slick GoombaSlick Goomba3 months ago
    • He told no lies. They couldn't handle it.

      jhaberdasherjhaberdasher3 months ago
  • Isiah has a very punchable face !

    R PR P3 months ago
  • He right he use to kill Jordan

    flymingo the fittestflymingo the fittest3 months ago
  • Thomas is right he has the most wins against mj 😆 so yea

    Donchanli11Donchanli113 months ago
  • Max needs a smack

    Gdub 2333Gdub 23333 months ago
  • Ddeeeeetroittttt basketballll

    Gdub 2333Gdub 23333 months ago
  • He so salty smh

    Messi ShaanikaMessi Shaanika3 months ago
  • MJ couldn't win a thing without a top 50 player next to him. Isiah won multiple championships WITHOUT ONE. Bird didn't. Magic didn't. MJ didn't. Suck on that, Kellerman!

    Sage AntoneSage Antone3 months ago
  • Just facts boo all you want to

    Cheese BeefCheese Beef3 months ago