Michael Jordan stills hates the Bad Boys Pistons.
Per NBC Sports, Detroit eliminated Chicago in 1988, 1989 and 1990 with a physical and stifling defense that targeted Jordan. Those playoff battles hardened him, and the Bulls finally broke through in 1991, topping the Pistons in the Eastern Conference finals.
Infamously – and regrettably, according to Detroit star Isiah Thomas – many Pistons left the court without shaking the Bulls’hands after the series
Jordan, via Adam Graham of The Detroit News:
“I hated ’em,” Jordan says of the back-to-back championship-winning Pistons. “And the hate carries even to this day.”