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The Detroit Pistons set to retire Billups’ and Wallace’s numbers

The Detroit Pistons have finally decided to do the right thing and they have announced the dates for the jersey number retirement for Chauncey Billups and Ben Wallace. OFFICIAL: We'll be honoring and retiring jerseys for Ben Wallace on January 16 and Chauncey Billups on February 10! pic.twitter.com/m7UIz6F78Z — Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) November 23, 2015 So that means...
Via The Majors Detroit
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistons announce jersey retirements for Ben Wallace, Chauncey Billups

The Detroit Pistons announced Monday that they will honor and retire jerseys for Ben Wallace and Chauncey Billups this season. Wallace will be honored during a halftime ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 16 when the Pistons host the Golden State Warriors. Billups will have his jersey retired during a halftime ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 10 when the Pistons face the Denver Nuggets. "Our franchise...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistons announce jersey retirements for Ben Wallace, Chauncey Billups

The Detroit Pistons announced Monday that they will honor and retire jerseys for Ben Wallace and Chauncey Billups this season. Wallace will be honored during a halftime ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 16 when the Pistons host the Golden State Warriors. Billups will have his jersey retired during a halftime ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 10 when the Pistons face the Denver Nuggets. "Our franchise...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Malice at the Palace

It was one of the worst events in modern sports history that shook the landscape of the NBA for years. During a game between the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills, tempers started to flair between the two teams with under a minute remaining in a game that Indiana had run away with. After Pistons center Ben Wallace was fouled hard by the Pacers’ Ron...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The Revival Of Detroit’s Powerful Pistons

The team was once a dynasty. Led by the consistent core group of players like Ben Wallace, Rasheed Wallace, Richard “Rip” Hamilton, Chauncey Billups, and Tayshaun Prince, the Detroit Pistons of the early 2000s were a model of consistency in the ever-changing landscape of the NBA. For six consecutive seasons, from the 2002-03 season until the 2007-08 season, the Pistons owned...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Motor City’s New Hope

The Detroit Pistons were one of the most dominant teams at several points in NBA History. Isaiah Thomas and the “Bad Boys” made their mark as the most controversial team to ever set foot on the court and backed up the hype with two straight titles in 1989 and 1990. At the top of the new millennium, former bad boy Joe Dumars and Detroit’s front office built the strongest team...
Via Total Sports Live
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Billups, Wallace reportedly to have numbers retired by Pistons

Two of the most important players in the Pistons' 2004 championship run reportedly will be honored this season.Chauncey Billups and Ben Wallace will have their numbers retired at two separate ceremonies, according to the Detroit Free Press.Billups sent six-plus seasons with the Pistons, helping them reach back-to-back trips to the Finals. Nicknamed Mr. Big Shot for his numerous clutch...
Via Fox Sports
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Unforgettable Moments, presented by Milsoch: Fear the 'Fro (VIDEO)

Ben Wallace was traded to the Pistons in 2000 and rose to become the centerpiece in a new era of Pistons champions.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking Down The Five Biggest Free Agency Departures in Detroit Sports History

Ben Wallace made headlines when he left the Pistons for the Chicago Bulls in free agency. (Guitar Zero, Flickr) Sunday, the Detroit Lions lost their biggest free agent in recent memory when Ndamukong Suh agreed to sign with the Miami Dolphins when the NFL’s free agency period gets underway on Tuesday. The loss left a void in Detroit’s defensive line, but it also ushered in thoughts...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Piston Ben Wallace headlines latest CIAA Hall of Fame Class

Former NBA All-Star and Defensive Player of the Year Ben Wallace is among the latest class of inductees in the CIAA Hall of Fame. The conference announced that the former Virginia Union star will be inducted into the hall of fame on Friday, Feb. 29th at the Charlotte Convention Center along with eight others.These presidents, former student-athletes, officials, and administrators...
Via HBCU Gameday
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Stan Van Gundy Turn Around The Detroit Pistons?

The Bad Boys. DEEETRRROOIT BAAASKETBAAALLL!!!! You guys remember that? Those were the good ole days of Detroit Pistons basketball. It wasn’t long ago we were watching “Mr. Big Shot” Billups drain clutch shot after clutch shot, Ben Wallace dominating his way to multiple Defensive Player of the Year awards, and RIP... The post Can Stan Van Gundy Turn Around The Detroit Pistons...
Via Hoops-Nation
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Star Interference: How We Judge Teams

There is some astonishment right now with the San Antonio Spurs winning a title without some MVP-level player. But there shouldn’t be. There is more information than ever. There is an astounding amount, in fact, and if you have access to deep databases there’s information on the position of every single player during every split second of the game. The analytics movement has...
Via Analytics Game
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering the Pistons' improbable NBA championship exactly a decade ago

On the afternoon of June 15, 2004, I was getting ready for work, and I heard the neighborhood kids playing basketball. They had been out there 100 times over the years, shooting at a rickety old basket that they could roll into place. Like kids for decades, they were all picking their favorite players. Over the years, the favorites had moved from Michael Jordan to Grant Hill to Kobe...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Guns, DUIs and Crashes, Ex-Bull Ben Wallace Now A County Jail All-Star

Ex-Bulls big man Ben Wallace earned himself a starting spot at the center of the Henrico County Jail in Virginia. He is currently serving a jail sentence after allegedly fleeing the scene of a car crash that took place in February of this year. Wallace was sentenced to a one-year jail sentence on Tuesday; however, due to his no contest plea, the judge decided to suspend the majority...
Via Sports Mockery
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons to celebrate their 'Bad Boys' on March 28

On March 28 at the Palace of Auburn Hills, the Detroit Pistons will honor the 25th anniversary of the "Bad Boys" -- the 1988-89 team that swept the Los Angeles Lakers for the franchise's first NBA title. It was a team with four Hall of Famers: Chuck Daly, Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars and Dennis Rodman. But the image that symbolizes them will always be the Bad Boys poster of Laimbeer...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Dumars’ Top 10 Worst Moves

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Don’t get me wrong Joe Dumars has made some solid moves as GM as the Detroit Pistons, trading Grant Hill for Ben Wallace, signing Chauncey Billups and Richard Himilton, and trading for Rasheed Wallace at the trade deadline in 2004. However, Dumars has made some bone-headed moves as GM also, and here I have displayed his top 10 worse moves. The post Joe Dumars’...
Via TopSportsReport
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ben Wallace’s vehicle involved in hit-and-run

A vehicle owned by former Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace was reportedly involved in a hit-and-run accident on Saturday in Virginia. According to the report from WTVR.com, the SUV crashed into a fence at around 2 a.m. The owner of the fence claims to have found his fence in pieces. When (Silverio) Acosta went outside […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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