Joe Dumars HOF 2006

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  1. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    I've been saving up news clippings about Joe going into the Hoophall. Should provide a nice starting point for a HOF thread. :)

    Hall ready to welcome class
    The Republican, MA

    ... retired his number 21. Dumars played for only one team, the Detroit Pistons, and is an interesting selection in many ways. One of the ...



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    Joe Dumars, Hall of Fame Guard


    In honor of Joe Dumars induction in the NBA Hall of Fame September 8th, I will be taking a bit of a stroll down memory lane. You all know that Sheed is my favorite Piston but honestly he takes a backseat to Joe Dumars when it comes to my all-time favorite player.



    Dumars means 'D'
    The Republican, MA

    ... Basketball Hall of Fame was not said with Joe Dumars in mind, but applies - at least to some degree - to one of the great guards in Detroit Pistons and NBA ...



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    Joe Dumars In His Own Words: Part Four


    Part four of Joe Dumars in his own words as told to Free Press reporter Krista Jahnke.



    Basketball Hall of Fame capsules
    MLive.com, MI

    ... Helped his teams to the playoffs every year he played. Played his entire professional career for the Detroit Pistons, 1985 to 1999. ... ...



    Fittingly, Dumars heads into Hall of Fame under the radar
    MLive.com, MI

    DETROIT (AP) Joe Dumars is going into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and appropriately, the former Detroit Pistons great will be inducted with the loquacious ...



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    Joe Dumars Wallpaper


    Joe Dumars Desktop Wallpaper located in the Wallpapers section of the website. Available in standard and widescreen resolutions.
     
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    Fixed the Dumars means "D" link. :)
     
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    I've got the Joe D wallpaper installed. My all-time favorite player!!
     
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    I thought Bill Laimbeer's favorite player was Isaiah Thomas. :rolleyes:
     
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    I thought it was Ruth Riley:pound:
     
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    Joe goes to the Hall tomorrow people!
     
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    This is so "Way Cool". I think his record as VP of Pistons Basketball Operations (if that is the correct title) was considered.

    Well that makes two of the three core Bad Boys in the HOF. Unfortunately Big Bad Bill will probably never make it, which is a real shame. Though he might get in the WNBA HOF as a coach. LOL. Go Shock - One more win for their 2nd WNBA title in 3 years.

    Congrads to Joe D. and too bad he couldn't teach "The Jordan Rules" to either C-Bill or RIP for use against Mr. Wade. :cool::cool::cool:
     
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    The coverage starts Friday at 6:30 on NBA TV.
     
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    This is well deserved!
     
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    Congrats to Joe! It'd be cool if VJ made it too, although that's obviously not going to happen.
     
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    There's an Associated Press article here, with some new quotes from Joe D.
     
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    I'm watching the Hall of Fame Press Conference on NBATV right now.

    Hooray for Joe. He looks calm and happy.

    Charles messed up in his short speech. He had a Freudian slip and said Bill Laimbeer when he was talking about Joe Dumars. He said "I always said that Bill Laimbeer was the best player on that Detroit Pistons team and I'm glad to see him finally getting the recognition he deserved." LOL. I'm sure that's what I heard. I'm not taping it so I can't check. I bet he doesn't make the same mistake tonight.:rolleyes:
     
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    Laimbeer and Barkley had a VERY antagonistic relationship as players. That is one heck of a Freudian Slip.
     
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    From the GGGGRAVE


    Joe Duuuuuuuumarrrs!!!:MusicBigGrin:
     
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    Joe is burned on my mind doing a few things.

    The way he dribbled in a crouch with his head leaning forward

    The trademark "shoe clicks" when he shot a jumper at the apex of his elevation

    The way he would layup off the glass finishing a fast break

    George Blaha, "Rainbows.... and it goes" when Joe would nail a jumper

    WDFN 1130 AM is supposed to interrupt (soon) programming to broadcast Joe from the podium making his speech.

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    I recorded Joe's speech, and then accidentally deleted it. :(
     
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    Bummer.

    I wonder if it was open to the public? It's only about a half-hour from where I live. Something tells me it wasn't open to the public though.
     
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    I taped the whole ceremony if you ever want a copy.
     
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    So it is possible that, given some more success, Joe could make it to the hall again as an exec.?

    They stated that his work in the front office was supposed to have nothing to do with his induction.

    However, I remember when we were told he was going to be inducted, it seemed every article I read mentioned his front office work.
     

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