Isaiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons
The Bulls and Pistons faced off in the playoffs four years in a row. The Pistons won the first three, but when the Bulls finally won the fourth, Thomas and his teammates left without shaking hands. This slight and the All-Star Game events of a few years prior led to Jordan question whether he would play on the 1992 Dream Team if Thomas was included.
At Jordan’s urging, Thomas was left off the squad. It wasn’t just Jordan who didn’t want Thomas on the team though. Scottie Pippen, when asked about it later remarked, “I despised how he played the game. No, I didn’t want him on the Dream Team.”