Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls “were just whiners,” based on former Pistons enforcer Bill Laimbeer.
There’s zero remorse on Laimbeer’s half for main the choice to not shake arms with MJ and firm after being swept within the 1991 Eastern Conference Finals.
Laimbeer provides that Detroit was solely vanquished after they “got old.”
“Why would I regret it now today? I don’t care what the media says about me. I never did,” Laimbeer mentioned. “If I did, I’d be a basket case, particularly again then.
“I was about winning basketball games and winning championships and did whatever I had to do to get the most out of my ability and our team — and we did. At the end of the day, we’re called world champions.”
[Isiah] Thomas took a way more conciliatory tone in his interview Monday morning, saying he’s “personally hurt” by his portrayal in [“The Last Dance”] docuseries and apologizing to town of Detroit.
“They whined and cried for a year and a half about how bad we were for the game, but more importantly, they said we were bad people,” Laimbeer mentioned. “We weren’t unhealthy individuals. We had been simply basketball gamers profitable, and that actually caught with me as a result of they didn’t know who we had been or what we had been about as people and our household life.
“But all that whining they did, I didn’t want to shake their hand. They were just whiners. They won the series. Give him credit: We got old, they got past us. But OK, move on.”
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