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Old January 26th, 2012, 08:46 AM   #1
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Wolverines in the NBA/PISTONS/NBA in general

Yes, there are no big stars from Michigan in the NBA. Yes, the Pistons are god awful. Yes, the lockout was a bit of a turnoff to even a die hard hoops fan like me but we may as well have this thread. These topics do come up on occasion.

Plus, there will be at least solid NBA players coming from Michigan in the next few years.

The Pistons will rise again. Right now, Brandon Knight and Greg Monroe are fun to watch and we're headed for a top 5 pick in one of the deepest drafts there's been in the last several years.

The NBA is still kind of interesting.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 09:41 AM   #2
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The NBA is still kind of interesting.
Only if you live in LA or South Beach.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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Or OKC, Chicago, Dallas, Philly, Denver, NY (because the team is still not getting their shite together and Isiah isn't around to blame)...and even Indianapolis.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 09:29 PM   #4
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I hope you're right that the Pistons will rise again---that is, if they survive the empty seats they'lll be looking at in The Palace until they put together a title contender. Apathy has set in so deeply in Pontiac that it will take at least a run to the finals to turn it around and put fannies back in the seats. Otherwise, I'd be willing to bet the Pistons either move back to The D or leave the state sometime in the next decade.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 09:48 PM   #5
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The State of Michigan should mandate that the Illitch Family own all 4 major sports franchises......
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Old January 26th, 2012, 09:59 PM   #6
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From what I've heard, the Palace of Auburn Hills still holds up well against newer arenas and I also heard that out of the latest CBA that came out of the lockout, there is now revenue sharing in the NBA so the Pistons should be safe while improving their on-court product.

I'd love them to move into the city, though. I've only been out to the Palace a handful of times (maybe, maybe 10 total) and I've never liked the drive out to the sticks. Going to the Silverdome back in my younger days of Pistons fandom ('85-'88 ) was much more fun and cheaper.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 10:56 PM   #7
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I never liked the Palace. I used to relly enjoy watching Bob Lanier and Dave Bing at Cobo.......
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Old January 26th, 2012, 11:09 PM   #8
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sheesh .. yer old ...
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Old January 26th, 2012, 11:11 PM   #9
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Old January 26th, 2012, 11:18 PM   #10
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Yeah, ... well .. yer still old. You probably remember Bob Lanier's nickname too, don'tcha? ...
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Old January 26th, 2012, 11:46 PM   #11
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Old January 27th, 2012, 12:16 AM   #12
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Old January 27th, 2012, 05:10 PM   #13
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I did know that, Lines......

Didn't you babysit for George Mikan?
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Old January 27th, 2012, 09:53 PM   #14
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oh .. so now you want to fistfight, huh? ...
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Old January 27th, 2012, 10:15 PM   #15
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Old January 28th, 2012, 01:52 AM   #16
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Meet me at the Ypsi water tower in 10 minutes.

If I'm not there in 10 minutes, start without me.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 09:09 AM   #17
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Pistons are having some good games that they piss away in the final minutes, first to Miami and then to the Hawks. Good for providing 46 minutes of entertainment for fans while still gaining ping pong balls.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 10:49 AM   #18
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Meet me at the Ypsi water tower in 10 minutes.

If I'm not there in 10 minutes, start without me.
Charles said to say, "Hi".
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Old January 28th, 2012, 12:50 PM   #19
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LOL!!

Hi to Charles!

I never thought I'd miss that guy, but I do.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 12:58 AM   #20
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For having been such an f'n thorn in our sides back in our Freep Forum days, Charles sure is missed!

I'd also love to see him back, regardless of which incarnation he'd come back as, whether it was as himself, or as G Gus Spartacus, or as packfan, or as one of the TR Beavis clones, or ...
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