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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by jzchen, Nov 3, 2007.
For me........his Piston's highlight was playing the piano.
Long career that seemed even longer due to the two parts surrounding the injury that took forever to heal.
That pic that Dre posted with Grant dunking looks like it could have been taken at the Palace THIS season.
Nah. It's way too many people in the building for it to be this season.
I'm sure that the "announced" attendance was 24,246 - sellout!
Yeah...I'm not a fan of telling people they have to show some kind of post-career love for a guy who decided he would "save himself" (nothing like seeing "fans" commenting back then and giving that advice) and go win elsewhere. DET wasn't good enough for you...so, don't expect me to wax poetic about how much I appreciate you. He played here once....meh.
Hill did us a huge favor by leaving. We would have gotten stuck with that cap crippling contract and probably would not have been able to assemble that 04 team.
so did BOB MCADOO, KENNY SMITH, DENNIS RODMAN, DAVE DEBUSSCHERE, GENE SHUE, RICKY PIERCE, etc.....even DAVE BING, OUR MAJOR forced the trade that sent him to Washington for Kevin Porter. Grant Hill was the 5th best small forward I ever seen. He was the Billy Sims of the NBA. He left it on the court for the Pistons and did nothing that LeBron James didnt do when he left Cleveland. Grant Hill was awesome! Nuff said.
I have fond memories of Grant as a Piston. ...and not so fond memories of him leaving my favorite team for the promise of something better in Orlando. Nothing more - nothing less. I always thought that old-man-karma dealt with G. Hill pretty well for dissing the 'D'.
My impression of Grant Hill is that he was the Barry Sanders of the Palace or AH. Did all he could do to win for the Pistons just as Barry did, and got nothing to show for it, but a few all star appearances and temporary leads Pistons in stat categories that may have been broken or still stand as the leader. Barry left before his time when he could have stayed and given the Lions a better chance to win as could have Hill, but the Org didn't provide either of them the coaching or support players to get that winning attitude and they both bolted. I remembered when GHill was about to leave, I said if the Pistons put up appreciation Hill billboards around town, he may stick around, but instead Orlando put theirs up around the town for both Hill and Duncan, and Grant & Tamia bit on it, where as Duncan stayed in San Antonio and got three more rings. We got Ben Wallace and that one ring that still fans outside Detroit think was a fluke...
He may never play again, but it cannot be denied that people love CB. Ex-Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups humbled to be named NBA's teammate of the year | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
24 years ago today, the Bad Boys ruled getting their first taste of NBA championship Champagne or Cooks as they called it in The Wood as this picture takes place at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood California...
If it ain't ruff it ain't right.........
The guy on the right looks like he could be Mike Abdenour's son.
On this day 23 years ago June 14th, 1990, The Bad Boys defeated the Portland Trailblazers 92-90 as Vinnie Johnson hit a jumper from the right to cap a 9-0 run to win the game. The Blazers had one more shot to tie or win the game with but with only 3 seconds on the clock, the shot was off the Pistons had completed the back to back championship and duplicated what the Showtime Lakers had done in 1987 and 88. The most memorable quote I remember from the series was Clyde Drexler's post game 2 comments where he said "we are not coming back to Detroit to play" after the Blazers won game two to tie the series at 1. The Pistons proved Drexler a fortune teller as the Pistons became the first road team to sweep three games in the 2-3-2 format, which been adapted 5 years earlier in 1985. I don't have the stats, but the Pistons had not won in Portland 5 or 6 years (maybe more) so we understand why Clyde had made the dubious statement.
Thanks again Chuck D!
Oooof, this is going to leave a mark: New Nets coach Jason Kidd invites ex-Pistons coach Lawrence Frank to join staff | The Detroit News
Darvin Ham joins Budenholzer's staff. Budenholzer adds Darvin Ham to coaching staff - Yahoo! Sports
I thought Frank would have been an awkward choice for Mo Cheeks' staff ...so no big deal.
Still is kind of funny
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