Isiah Thomas has a hearty laugh at the expense of Pistons teammate Bill Laimbeer following a 1986 practice in Auburn Hills, Mich. The photo was a part of a 1986 SI feature on Laimbeer and his growing reputation as one of the league’s top rebounders (and agitators). (Tony Tomsic/SI)
SI VAULT: Laimbeer carving out identity as NBA’s newest bad bay (4.7.86)GALLERY: Iconic photos of the Detroit Pistons

Isiah Thomas has a hearty laugh at the expense of Pistons teammate Bill Laimbeer following a 1986 practice in Auburn Hills, Mich. The photo was a part of a 1986 SI feature on Laimbeer and his growing reputation as one of the league’s top rebounders (and agitators). (Tony Tomsic/SI)

SI VAULT: Laimbeer carving out identity as NBA’s newest bad bay (4.7.86)
GALLERY: Iconic photos of the Detroit Pistons