Isiah Thomas: The NBA ‘beyond points, rebounds and assists’

For two-time NBA champion Isiah Thomas, who is a native son of Chicago — a city plagued by violence and gun crime — part of the solution is sport.

“I believe that through playing, you can bring people together,” Thomas told CNN Tuesday. “The power of play and the power of sport. What’s missing from a lot of our communities is play.”

Thomas retired in 1994, after leading the Detroit Pistons to NBA titles in 1989 and 1990 on top of making 12 All-Star...

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