Sports history in Black: Isiah Thomas becomes all-time leading scorer for the Pistons

By Mike Patton

NABJ Black News & Views

Isiah Thomas was known of the leader of the Detroit Pistons’ “Bad Boy” team. He went on to win back-to-back titles before the Jordan era of basketball. Thomas was quick as a hiccup as he flew down the court and put pressure on competitor teams. Thomas also had a solid midrange jump shot. The NBA Hall of Fame guard was truly a threat with his intellect, passing ability and ability to score.

NBA Detroit Pistons basketball player  Isiah Thomas, Photo credit: Isiah Thomas, Facebook
NBA Detroit Pistons basketball player Isiah Thomas, Photo credit: Isiah Thomas, Facebook

On Dec. 1, 1991, Thomas would reach a milestone with the organization. He would lead the Pistons to a 94-87 win against the Houston Rockets, scoring 22 points. And in scoring those 22 points, Thomas became the all-time leading scorer in Detroit history, passing Pistons center Bob Lanier.

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