Detroit Pistons: Losing Games Is One Thing; Losing Class Is Totally Different

January 13th, 2011 by Ray Stone Leave a reply »
Deeetroit basketball is way out of bounds right now!

Guard Richard Hamilton spent the duration of the game versus the Memphis Grizzlies glued to the Piston bench, finishing the game with a DNP (did not play), CD (coach’s decision).

The decision to bench Rip was no doubt related to the whirlwind of trade rumors that have been heating up lately involving Hamilton.  There is really no other explanation.

Granted Rip’s skills have eroded a bit, but he has always been professional in his approach to the game, ever since he has been on this basketball team. 

He was the one Piston who stepped up in the playoffs consistently—and an integral part of the 2004 NBA Championship team.

The fact that he showed up ready to work day after day, year after year, always in tip-top shape, warrants some measure of respect.  Doesn’t it?

If the team has decided to move him that is fine, that is just a part of the business of the NBA—we all know that.  It is certainly time to go a different direction with this roster.  I have no argument with that.

As the saying goe ...

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