A sore spot about the Pistons Bad Boys and how they ruled the NBA more than two decades ago has been rubbed raw -- again - by what any logical mind wound consider an unintentional jab.
Call the reaction emotional, irrational, territorial, infantile - call it anything you want.
But once again, an old wound aches a little for the way history has treated the Pistons.
On Tuesday, Pat Riley was announced as the winner of the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award.
Previously, Jason Kidd won the Joe Dumars Trophy as winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award for the 2011-12 season.
Two awards for exemplary service and good conduct and named for two men who were pillars in the Pistons three straight NBA Finals appearances and back-to-back championships in 1989-90.
They were good guys on a Bad Boys team that continues to get grudging respect, at best, for what it accomplished. And yes, they played tough, hard basketball, defending every inch of the court.
Daly, who died in 2009, coached th...