From Bad Boys to Goin’ to Work Men: My Favorite Detroit Pistons

January 9th, 2010 by Paul Fournier Leave a reply »
The late, great Detroit Pistons head coach Chuck Daly won two NBA championships with some of the toughest basketball players ever to play the game.

They were called every name in the book and then some.

To Detroit Pistons fans like me, they were simply called "The Bad Boys."

It's no wonder why my top Piston players are mostly from these teams.

But, a few sneak in from the "Goin' to work" team.

Let me fill you in on my favorites.


1. Isiah "Zeke" Thomas, Point guard (1981-1994)

The leader in so many ways, Isiah was "The Man" on the Court for the Pistons his whole career.

He sliced and diced his way through NBA defenses and had a mean windy city jump shot that when needed would win big games.

Isiah's tough attitude and desire to win no matter how hurt or how bad the odds, will always be loved and remembered by me.

Isiah played his college ball at Indiana.


2. Bill Laimbeer, Center (1982-1994)

If you wanted a tough man to play defense, Bill was your man. Bill at 6' 11" 260  pounds was a force underneath the basket. ...

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