Detroit Pistons Lost Season: Who Do We Root for Now?

March 9th, 2010 by Owen Cooney Leave a reply »
As we Pistons fans endure our first truly fruitless season since the 2000-2001 campaign, we find ourselves in a position we haven't been in for some time: Rooting for another team. 

Oh, we've always done it to some extent, mostly with Western Conference teams during the regular season, tuning in to watch the Suns run and gun or the Rockets get their plucky on, but those teams are like the waitress whose tank top shrank in the wash. 

We may admire a particular asset or two, but at the end of the day/season, we happily go home to the old lady, because she's had our hearts too long for anyone else to make a dent.

But now, as we approach the evening of "the lost season," we face a playoffs without our team.  Come playoff time, we're on the prowl.  Now, I'm not saying we love this new team, but I think any fan would agree that playoff basketball is more enjoyable when you have a rooting interest.

So, who to root for?  How do I put it?

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