2004 Detriot Pistons: A Rare Breed

August 2nd, 2010 by EJ Tabuena Leave a reply »
This past NBA off-season, we have been shown what seems to be the formula for winning championships.

Star power, star power, and more star power.

By popular vote the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, and the Orlando Magic are the favorites to win the title. This leaves the Dallas Mavericks, Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Chicago Bulls as teams on the outside-looking-in.

Taking a step back, all those teams have a plethora of current or former All-Stars. Understandably, no star can win a championship on his own. Like Batman, NBA superstars need their "Robin." Kobe couldn't do it, Wade couldn't do it, and James realized this summer that he couldn't do it.

Over the decade, only five different teams have won the NBA's ultimate prize: The Lakers (2000-2002, 2009-2010), The Spurs (2003, 2005, 2007), the Heat (2006), the Celtics (2008), and the Pistons (2004).

Four of those five teams featured at least two legitimate mega stars, regardless of age.

Can you guess the sole exception?

In an era where teams believe that the only way to win is to amass all the stars, most GMs either look at the 2004 ...

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