Pippen sounds off on Isaiah Thomas


Pippen sounds off on Isaiah Thomas

On Wednesday, June 13, NBA TV will premiere a documentary titled "Dream Team" to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team winning the gold medal in Barcelona, Spain.

Among the topics included in the documentary are:

- One-on-one interviews with Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, Magic Johnson, Patrick Ewing and others.

- An exclusive video of Jordan and Johnson going head-to-head in a team practice.

- Rare footage of the team's only loss in the Olympics.

- The selection process behind how the team was chosen.

The last point is an area that's sparked debate between two members of the '92 team and Detroit Pistons Hall of Fame point guard Isaiah Thomas.

Terry Foster of the Detroit News wrote a column discussing how Pippen and Malone didn't want Thomas on the "Dream Team" and sates the documentary is incomplete without one of the Pistons' "Bad Boys."

To find out the story behind Thomas being left off the roster, tune in to the documentary next week.

Here's a preview video from NBA.com:

Doug McDermott, Kyle Korver return to Creighton for NBA preseason game

Doug McDermott, Kyle Korver return to Creighton for NBA preseason game

Competing in Nebraska may have been foreign for most Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks players, but Doug McDermott and Kyle Korver were right at home. 

The veterans, who both starred at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., returned to their college stomping grounds for NBA preseason action Thursday night. Korver's Hawks got the best of McDermott's Bulls, 97-81, on Creighton's home floor.

Both had illustrious careers for the Blue Jays basketball squad. McDermott, who graduated in 2014, won the Wooden Award his senior season and is the all-time leading scorer. Korver, as you may have guessed, holds the school record for most three-pointers made. Fans at Thursday's game got a flashback from these glory days, as both logged significant minutes and put up offensive numbers. 

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McDermott didn't have his best shooting night, but knocked down two triples and finished with 16 points. Korver also scored 16, splashing in four from beyond the arc. 

Afterwards, McDermott thanked the Omaha faithful via Twitter. 


With the loss, the Bulls' preseason ends with a record of 3-4. They open regular season play on Oct. 27 against the Boston Celtics. 


Bulls drop preseason finale to Dwight Howard, Hawks

Bulls drop preseason finale to Dwight Howard, Hawks

OMAHA, Neb. — Dwight Howard had 16 points and 15 rebounds in a 97-81 win over the Bulls.

Kyle Korver, who played at Creighton, also scored 16 points as Atlanta finished the preseason 5-2.

Jimmy Butler scored 16 points as Chicago wrapped up exhibition play at 3-4.

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HAWKS: Kent Bazemore had 15 points and nine rebounds. ... Korver made four 3-pointers.

BULLS: Doug McDermott, another former Creighton star playing in his college arena, scored 16 points but shot 5 for 15. ... Dwyane Wade (3 for 14) and Rajon Rondo (1 for 7) combined for just 11 points. Both had six assists.

UP NEXT: Atlanta (5-2) hosts Washington next Thursday in its season opener. Chicago (3-4) also opens Thursday against Boston.