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Mike Conley Wins Joe Dumars Sportsmanship Award
April 24th, 2014 at 6:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley has won the Joe Dumars Sportsmanship award. Conley received 77 first place votes as he beat out Boston’s Jeff Green and Phoenix’s Channing Frye for the honor. Joe Dumars was a part of the Pistons “Bad Boys” teams, but he was known as a...

“Bad Boys” Sacrifice Brings Detroit Together
April 18th, 2014 at 6:19 PM
***PHOTO1*** Last night ESPN aired the newest installment of their 30 for 30 series “Bad Boys”, the story of the Detroit Pistons from the eighties and early nineties. If you missed it, it will be replayed countless times in the future on the various ESPN channels. It is definitely worth...

Detroit Pistons Must Make Finding the Next Jack McCloskey a Goal in General Manager Search
April 18th, 2014 at 4:35 PM
Even though a restaurant may receive acclaim for having fantastic food thanks to a superior chef, the restaurant owner first had to cook up the dream, then hire the correct people to help it become reality. ***PHOTO1*** Thursday night, the Detroit Pistons and their legions of fans celebrated an ESPN "30 for...

ESPN to Air “Bad Boys” 30 for 30 Documentary Tonight
April 17th, 2014 at 5:05 PM
***PHOTO1*** Tonight at 8 PM Eastern ESPN will air the newest documentary in their critically acclaimed 30 for 30 series, “Bad Boys.” The documentary will focus on those old school Detroit Pistons teams that weren’t afraid to get dirty. The tagline for the documentary reads “What if I told you that...

From Bad Boys to Sad Boys, Detroit Pistons Show They’re Far from Recapturing Past Glory
March 29th, 2014 at 10:45 AM
The dichotomy of the situation was hard to ignore. As halftime began, the current version of the Detroit Pistons were hustled quickly off the floor. The lights dimmed. Chairs were set up. Smoke billowed from above. ***PHOTO1*** It was time for the franchise to live in the past again and honor the...

ESPN’s ’30 for 30′ Detroit Pistons’ Documentary Will Provide Many Fans a Chance to Know Bad Boys
March 14th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Sometimes, in families, there's one relative that passes away long before the younger generations get to enjoy their charm, rough edges or impact. In those cases, there's no way anyone can truly appreciate that person without stories, photos and multimedia being passed down through generations. ***PHOTO1*** Sports is the same. When a...

Larry Brown Praises Detroit Pistons for Maurice Cheeks Coaching Hire
June 20th, 2013 at 11:45 PM
***PHOTO1***   By now the news of Maurice Cheeks becoming the new head coach of the Detroit Pistons is old hat. The press conference has occurred, Cheeks has laid out his philosophy towards this young Piston group, and fans have either voiced their displeasure, their praise or their "eh, whatever" silence. Recently,...

Should Ex-Piston, Fab Five Alum, Chris Webber Attend Tonight’s NCAA Championship?
April 8th, 2013 at 12:05 PM
  If you haven't seen the Grantland podcast of Jalen Rose pleading his case for a "Fab Five" reunion at tonight's NCAA finale in Atlanta, check it out below before reading any further.    ***VIDEO1***   While the video has sparked debate and unfortunately deferred today's topic away from true "hoop talk," there are a...

Former Piston, Phoenix Suns Interim Head Coach Lindsey Hunter Teaches How He Played
March 8th, 2013 at 9:36 AM
  For many Pistons fans, the sticking image of Lindsey Hunter is one of a tenacious backup point guard playing hard, trap-heavy defense alongside fellow 2004 World Champion and "pit bull" partner, Mike James. While Chauncey and Rip mainly handled the backcourt scoring for the 2004 World Champion Pistons, it was...

Former Detroit Pistons Bad Boy, Dennis Rodman- North Korean Diplomat, Television Star
March 4th, 2013 at 11:08 AM
  It's been a big week for former Detroit Bad Boy Dennis Rodman. Spending a week as a guest in North Korea, wined and dined by dictator Kim Jong Un, Rodman returned to the states this weekend. Welcomed home with an interview by ABC News' George Stephanopoulos and the season premier...

Joe Dumars Talks 2004 Detroit Pistons: “I Don’t Know If We’ll Ever See It Again”
December 14th, 2012 at 11:55 AM
  There's been a lot of talk around Jonathan Abrams's Grantland article on Chauncey Billups this week. The article titled "The Professional" takes a look at the the many different roles Detroit's own "Mr. Big Shot" has played over the years throughout Chauncey's eight team tour of duty in the NBA....

Mehmet Okur: Ex-Detroit Pistons Player Retires
November 9th, 2012 at 7:02 AM
***PHOTO1*** He's remembered fondly in Detroit, the big stretch forward/center that came off the bench from 2002-2004 to provide an x-factor advantage from three-point land that was second only to the 2004 acquisition of Rasheed Wallace. The "Turkish Tornado" as long-time Pistons call man George Blaha once referred to him, Mehmet...