Detroit Pistons: From The Elite To a Cautionary Tale

March 17th, 2010 by Greg Eno Leave a reply »
It’s been a long time since the Pistons have provided this much fodder for the ink-stained wretches and bottom feeding bloggers around town.

Being a card-carrying member of both of those groups, I can attest to this from experience.

Another one of our four children in Detroit has gone astray.

The Lions have been, for decades, the one kid that just can’t seem to get it together. He’s the one who is most likely to ask for money or call you in the middle of the night from jail—things of that nature.

Now the Pistons have fallen off the wagon.

They dropped yet another game last night—a fairly spirited try (for a change) but the same old result. The Cleveland Cavaliers beat them 113-101. It wasn’t all that long ago when the Pistons kept the Cavs at arm’s length in the Central Division. These days, the Cavs all but toy with them before putting the Pistons out of their misery.

I’ve written it before: The Pistons are a fraud of a team that is bereft of a plan, sans an identity. They’re a franchise that was once a model for others in the NBA. Today they’re a cau ...

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