No Pistons Fans Outside of Detroit?
Are we about to see the last of Detroit? Are basketball fans around the country readyÂ for a new team to RISE UP in the east?
That’s what Gregg Doyel from CBS SportsLins.com said in his article “Pathetic Pistons show age in Game 4 loss”
Â “Outside of Detroit, has anyone enjoyed watching the Pistons over the past four years? They have no flash, no fury, one ring and no fans beyond their state border. There is no single reason to root for the Pistons, and no reason to believe they can finish off Cleveland.
Â It’s almost as if the Pistons know it, too. They finished Game 4 by trying to beat Cleveland with everything but good basketball, because good basketball has been beyond Detroit’s grasp for most of this series. ”
Â “That was bad, but Rip Hamilton’s final attempt to influence the game was worse. It came with four seconds left and Cleveland leading 89-87. LeBron James, who had a ho-hum game (for him) and still put up 25 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds, was going to the foul line for the two free throws that would clinch it. Hamilton, who needed 21 shots to score 19 inefficient points, tried to get inside James’ head by stepping into his space near the foul line. James shoved him aside and sank the free throws.”
Â “Halfway naked before hitting the locker room, Wallace was the first Piston out the door. No shower, no suit, no tie. He left in jeans and a T-shirt, a towel draped over one shoulder and his button-down shirt draped over the other. Then he stood by an arena exit that led to the Pistons team bus, playing with his iPod near a postgame watering hole for Cleveland fans. The fans mocked him, but Wallace seemed to relish it. That’s Wallace. Empty gestures all day long.”
Source: CBS SportsLine