IU basketball legend Isiah Thomas joined long-time NBA player Thurl Bailey on the Thurl Talk podcast.
Thomas goes in depth on his early life and also discusses his life during the pandemic, the current social unrest, and impressions of The Last Dance.
At IU, Thomas started every game he played. He was a member and leader of two Indiana teams that won Big Ten Championships. During his second and final season at IU, Thomas led the Hoosiers in scoring and set a single-season school record for assists with 197.
In the 1981 national championship game, Thomas led all scorers with 23 points and was honored as the Outstanding Player.
Several weeks later, he announced he was headed for the NBA. A No. 2 draft pick, Thomas was an instant success in the NBA. He received Rookie of the Year honors and was a starting All-Star from his first year on.
Thomas led the Detroit Pistons to two NBA Championships and his No. 11 was retired by the Pistons.
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