On episode 8 of Club Shay Shay, Shannon welcomes in 12-time All Star, two-time NBA champion, 1990 Finals MVP, & NCAA National champion: Isiah Thomas.Shannon & Isiah cover the scope of Mr. Wonderful’s NBA career, from being drafted by Detroit to becoming an All-Star and leading the “Bad Boys” Pistons to back-to-back championships in 1989 & 1990. Isiah ranks the top basketball dynasties and players of the ‘80s, and goes into the dynamics of playing in the league during that era. He touches on his exclusion from the 1992 Olympic Dream Team, and the “fascination and disappointment” he felt in response to his portrayal in ‘The Last Dance.’Shannon also presses Isiah on his college career, where he led the Indiana Hoosiers to win the 1981 NCAA tournament. Isiah reveals what it was like to play for Bob Knight, his thought process going into the matchup with Dean Smith’s Tar Heels in the title game, and more. Shannon & Isiah cover a wide range of topics from the past and present of Isiah’s storied life and career, from growing up on the west side of Chicago, to his NBA success and post-NBA pursuits.
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Each week Shannon Sharpe—3x Super Bowl champion, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and co-host of Undisputed on FS1—sits down with athletes, celebrities and influencers to break down, analyze and discuss the latest headlines in sports, pop culture and everything in-between.