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Isiah defied the odds

Updated: June 29, 2007, 6:40 PM ET
By Mike Puma | Special to ESPN.com

"He'd cut your heart out to win. And he would put it right there on the floor in front of you, and he'd step on it. That's Isiah," says Pat Riley on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

Isiah Thomas, who led Indiana to an NCAA championship and the Detroit Pistons to two NBA titles, will be profiled on

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He defied the odds just by escaping Chicago's West Side, but Isiah Thomas didn't stop there. Through two seasons at Indiana University and 13 with the Detroit Pistons, ...

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