Originally Posted by ChrisKreager
1. How good was Isiah as a DEE-TROIT Piston?
You're kidding, right?
Zeke is an NBA legend, one of the many from that time period. He's on that short list of best point guards to ever play the game – typically ranked #3 all-time behind Magic and Big O (some list Stockton ahead of him, which I don’t agree with). Certainly the best little guy to ever play that position. And the competition he played against back then was as good as it gets.
His Pistons were pretty dominant over a 3-year period, and very deep (that ’89 team arguably had a “2nd starting 5”). And their coach was outstanding. Isiah’s Pistons certainly wouldn’t have choked in the playoffs to inferior teams like the Cavs or the Heat as have the Pistons of today (who should thank their stars they play in a conference surrounded by such crap ballclubs).
Here's pretty decent profile (honestly, you can't call yourslef a Piston fan and be completely unacquainted with Isiah Thomas. That's just wrong. He is the greatest Piston of all time).
Like everything else I suppose, you can find Zeke highlights on YouTube: