Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Pwn Toney, Jul 24, 2014.
This has become a Lee appreciation thread...
Doesn't look like anyone was born before 1980.
There were a number of great Pistons from our past: George Yardley, Dave Debusschere, Lanier, Bing,
Grant Hill, and a few more I don't remember from before 1980.
I'll go with:
PG - Zeke
SG - Bing
SF - Debusschere
PF - someone other than Rodman, someone from the pre-1980's
C - Lanier
Pretty sure grant hill came after 1980...
Marvin "Bad News" Barnes
Marvin Barnes NBA & ABA Stats | Basketball-Reference.com
DeBusschere, along with future Hall of Famers Willis Reed, Bill Bradley and Walt Frazier, became an NBA champion when the Knicks defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1970 NBA Finals. With Earl Monroe in the backcourt, they became champions again in 1973, beating the Lakers 4-1 in the finals.
Dude had a heart attack on a Manhattan ST. he was only 62. He pitched 7 major league games for the WSox before concentrating on Basketball.
Debusschere only played for the Pistons for a little over 5 seasons...not enough to be considered among the best.
This page lists the top 10 Pistons in 43 different categories. Debusschere only appears twice (7th in total rebounds and 5th in rebounds per game). He made 8 All-Star games, but only 3 with Detroit.
Detroit Pistons Career Leaders | Basketball-Reference.com
He was definitely a great player, but if you're ranking all-time Piston greats, he is in the top 50 discussion, not the top 5.
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