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.
You are not a good person.
PG: Pepe Sanchez
SG: Aaron Afflalo
SF: Rodney White
PF: Victor Alexander
A coaches dream team... unless that coach is clueless.
Related: Pistons All-Time Forwards
I disagree with the order of a lot of these but this would make for a good discussion starter:
Detroit Pistons: Top 25 Players in Franchise History
He has his top ten:
4, Ben Wallace
I hate lists like that. I want to include Mahorn but then I realize I have to bump other people down.
I subscribe to the economic idea that all human decision making is ordinal. That can make for some difficult trade-offs.
Top ten in Pistons scoring. This isn't subjective.
1. Isiah Thomas* 18822
2. Joe Dumars* 16401
3. Bob Lanier* 15488
4. Dave Bing* 15235
5. Bill Laimbeer 12665
6. Richard Hamilton 11582
7. Vinnie Johnson 10146
8. Tayshaun Prince 10006
9. Grant Hill 9393
10. John Long 9023
This list points out how bad that guy screwed up by not including Dave Bing. Dude scored over 15,000 points and is in the Hall of Fame.
What is meant by "decision making is ordinal?"
Subjective theory of value
Basically, we set value between any two things relatively (we "order" them).
Separate names with a comma.