The Bright New Future of Detroit Basketball

There’s something to be said for the positive and negative memories or associations we attach to people, places, or things. The NBA is no exception. If you hear names like, “The Los Angeles Lakers” or “ The Boston Celtics,” the first thing that comes to mind is probably their vast accrual of championships, or the great players that wore those uniforms. But what about the Detroit Pistons? Sadly, the first thing that comes to mind …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #21 Isiah Thomas

  Isiah Thomas is a beloved player in NBA lore, as he should be. The leader of the Bad Boy Pistons and the closest thing Michael Jordan ever had to a nemesis, won two Championships over his NBA tenure. Keep in mind that Zeke and the Pistons are the only team to send Jordan and the Bulls home on three separate occasions. While the the Championship total sits at two, let’s not forget that an …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #38 Allen Iverson

  The Answer is not easy to assign. He poses a unique challenge, a player beloved by many, who stood as a totem for both the league on the floor, and the culture of the game off the court. He scored a ridiculous amount of points and yet none of those baskets resulted in a Championship. There are those who would argue he was a ‘chucker’ and those who would argue he was a gunner …

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Late Rotations: 5 January 2015

Welcome to my “Late Rotations”.  Just some nuggets on a few of last night’s games, from the downward spirals of the Cavaliers and the Kings to the surging Suns and the balanced Bucks, we look at happenings around the NBA last night and what they mean. Dallas Mavericks 109, Cavaliers 90 The new-look Mavs ran roughshod over the reeling Cavs on Sunday. Dallas has ripped off 5 straight wins and has won 6 of 8 in …

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A Number’s Game: Power Ranking Round-Up

“The best laid plans of mice and men, often go awry.” Dan Gilbert, probably Back in August, I thought I had it all figured out. The new-look Cleveland Cavaliers and Derrick Rose-led Chicago Bulls would strut through the East, the eternal Spurs and high octane Thunder would rule over the loaded West, teams like Sacramento and the Bucks would stink, and all would be copacetic in the NBA world. Then the season started. I’m not sure …

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