Isiah Thomas Talks Going 1-on-1 With Will Smith On Fresh Prince of Bel Air


The Fresh Prince of Bel Air has had some had some memorable cameos: Donald Trump, Evander Holyfield, Heavy D, Tevin Campbell, Riddick Bowe, Ken Griffey Jr and Kareem Abdul Jabbar to name a few. Hey, how about that episode when Will Smith went one-on-one with Isiah Thomas?

Bombarded with a ton of coursework and a star role on the Bel Air Academy basketball team, Will Smith fell asleep in class and went toe to toe with the Detroit Pistons legend.

Wow, Will even blocked one of Thomas’ shots!

“That was great,” Thomas told me on this weeks episode of Scoop B Radio. “Not only was it great, what was real cool, Will, at the time, was a basketball fan, so he could play a little bit. So, being on the Fresh Prince and then hanging with Will, that was awesome. I mean it was…I guess he was in the dream, and I was in too.”

Not only did Thomas chat about going one-on-one with Smith, on this weeks episode of Scoop B Radio, but he also touched on a ton of topics like how he almost drafted Kevin Garnett when he was part owner and team president of the Toronto Raptors, how the Raptors were way ahead on the learning curve of small ball basketball that many NBA teams like the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers play and more. Give it a listen by pressing play below.


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About Brandon Robinson

Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a managing editor and columnist at RESPECT Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin' Planet with former New Jersey Net Albert King and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. He's also been a writer and radio host at CBS and a staff writer at The Source Magazine. He's a graduate of both Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson visit