4. Isiah Thomas
As the ringleader of the Pistons team that won back-to-back titles, Thomas was one of the most feared point guards in the NBA.
Despite the level of talent in the period Thomas played in, he still shined. He boasted a career of 19.2 points per game and 9.3 assists per game, while earning 12 All-Star selections. He earned an All-NBA First Team selection three times, led the league in assists in 1985, and retired as the Pistons’ all-time leading scorer.
Despite these impressive accolades, Thomas did his best work in the postseason. The Thomas-led Pistons defeated Michael Jordan’s Bulls in the playoffs three years in a row from 1987-1990. In that same time span, Thomas won two straight NBA Finals (1989, 1990) and was named the Finals MVP in 1990. The Pistons were considered one of the best teams in the league at the time, which is impressive considering Jordan was leading the Bulls and Magic Johnson was leading the Lakers.
His #11 was retired by the Pistons, and his performances and fierce play will be remembered by NBA fans forever.
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