Chuck Daly's FBI Threats (or just another reason to hate the Cavs)

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  1. G-man

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    Turns out Daddy Rich was the pointman for plenty-O fan hate during the Bad Boy era. Reported this morning;

    "DETROIT — The FBI investigated a series of threatening letters sent to Detroit Pistons coach Chuck Daly at the height of his team's success during the 1989-90 "Bad Boys" championship era, newly released government records show.

    The 67 pages, obtained by The Associated Press as part of a Freedom of Information Act request, detail how federal agents in Detroit ordered fingerprint, handwriting and even psycholinguistic analyses as part of an effort to determine who sent the correspondences.

    Daly's teams played a punishing, in-your-face brand of defense that angered opposing players and coaches, and – based on the content of the letters examined by the FBI – fans, too.

    One letter, mailed from Cleveland and postmarked April 24, 1989, arrived about two months after Cavaliers guard Mark Price suffered a concussion following a Rick Mahorn elbow and three months after Cleveland's Brad Daugherty and Detroit's Bill Laimbeer had an on-court fistfight.

    "God made me realize that YOU, not Laimbeer, Mahorn or any of the others are the one possessed by (Satan)," the author wrote in the one-page handwritten letter addressed to "Mr. Chuck Daly."

    FBI investigated letters sent to Pistons' Daly
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    Just goes to show us that there are millions of people out there who are a few cookies short of a full box. Not dangerous, but certainly menacing.

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