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A Season to be Proud of

Back when Celtics Pride, the team newsletter existed, KC Jones used to have a feature in it called "KCs Corner."  It would be a section he would write in pretty regularly throughout the season. I recently stumbled upon his recap of the 1987 Finals loss.  I figured it was definitely worth reprinting. For anyone who might have been too young then, this is absolutely worth...
Via Celtics Life
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Top dozen lies of the revisionist "Bad Boys" documentary

Despite ESPN’s nonstop love-fest with LeBron James, and the inarguable fact that he is the best player in the NBA and has been for some time now, an astounding 72% of basketball fans apparently want the San Antonio Spurs to beat them. If this were some other relatively small market team going against the Heat, one might be led to believe that NBA fans were merely “rooting for...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Shaquille O’Neal the best center of all time?

There used to be a time when the NBA was all about skill, talent, and most importantly physical play. Having a dominate big man on your team was the ticket for most teams for winning championships back in the day. Most teams built their teams around a physical and dominate big man. In today’s NBA that regimen seems obsolete and very seldom. It’s more so about the guard play and...
Via Route4Sports
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bad Loss

from Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe, This was a kick to the stomach. The most-hated guy on the most-hated team came into our town and won it with a blazing slap shot in the early seconds of a power play. The Bruins had outplayed the hated Habs for almost all of the third and fourth periods, outshooting Montreal, 28-12, in that 40-minute stretch. But they were beaten after...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

"Bad Boys" Documentary Should Shock NBA Fans Now

The 1980s-90s Pistons always had a way withticking off their opponentsJust got done watching ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary "Bad Boys", which follows the rise of the Detroit Pistons of the 1980s and early 1990s.  This was a particular interesting doc for me due to the fact that this is the era of NBA basketball I grew up in. I am a Lakers fan and the Detroit Pistons...
Via Sportz Assassin
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Laimbeer says LeBron May Have Been the Best Even In His Era

Bill Laimbeer played in the NBA when it was considerably more physical than it is today. He knows what it means to witness greatness as well. Laimbeer played at a time when Michael Jordan was rising to stardom and played against the likes of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. He also led the “Bad Boys” of Detroit to back to back national championships in the 80′s. boston.com/ap...
Via Pass The Pill
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Laimbeer: LeBron James Would Be NBA’s Best Player In 1980s (Video)

It seems that almost 30 years later, Bill Laimbeer is still taking shots at Michael Jordan.   This one was just of the non physical nature. Laimbeer was a member of some great Detroit Pistons teams and had the opportunity to play against greats like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and one Michael Jordan. During a recent conversation with  Sports Illustrated Now, Laimbeer suggested that...
Via Thacover2
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Laimbeer: LeBron Would Be NBA’s Best Player In 1980s (Video)

It seems that almost 30 years later, Bill Laimbeer is still taking shots at Michael Jordan.   This one was just of the non physical nature. Laimbeer was a member of some great Detroit Pistons teams and had the opportunity to play against greats like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and one Michael Jordan. During a recent conversation with  Sports Illustrated Now, Laimbeer suggested that...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Bad Boys 30 for 30 is worth your time

ESPN’s newest 30 for 30 film, “Bad Boys,“ is flat out awesome. The Celtics/Pistons rivalry is a big chunk of the film. You get to relive the epic games and fierce battles through the eyes of Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Dennis Rodman, Rick Mahorn, John Salley and Bill Laimbeer. To this day, my greatest Celtics memory is Larry Bird’s steal in Game 5 of the 1987 conference finals...
Via Red's Army
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN 30 for 30: Bad Boys – Review

Bad Boys, the newest ESPN 30 for 30, premiered on Thursday night on ESPN. Bad Boys brilliantly chronicled the 1980s hard-nosed Detroit Pistons and their gradual climb to the top of basketball greatness. Bill Laimbeer, Isaiah Thomas, and Dennis Rodman shocked the world when they defeated Michael Jordan’s Bulls, Larry Bird’s Celtics, Magic Johnson’s Lakers, Clyde Drexler...
Via The League News
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Ankles Literally Being Broken In Bloody Taiwanese Animation Of National Championship Game

The Taiwanese animators seemed to be in a violent mood when they made their video recap of the National Championship game. There are Florida Gators fans being run over by a runaway roller coaster, Wisconsin players being thrown into a moving van and kicked by a giant Nike shoe. There is Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison getting his ankles broken to such an extent that he falls to the...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons glory years celebrated in new Bad Boys 30 for 30

Bad Boys premieres Thursday, April 17, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The new 30 for 30 will remind NBA fans that the Detroit Pistons were once not only relevant, not only powerful, but a dynasty. And it wasn’t all that long ago: the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. The Pistons may be a professional joke today, but the Bad Boys were the team that fans loved to hate. The Pistons’ path to...
Via The Sports Bank
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Bad Boys ESPN ’30 for 30′ to debut April 17

All kinds of excitement for this [via the aptly-named Pistons blog, Detroit Bad Boys]:  One of ESPN Films' most-anticipated 30 for 30 projects has an official airdate: The Bad Boys, which chronicles the dynastic Pistons teams of the late 1980s and early '90s, will debut Thursday, April 17, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The film is a collaboration between ESPN Films and NBA Entertainment...
Via Detroit4lyfe
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

'Bad Boys' getting 30 for 30 documentary

The 'Bad Boys' era Pistons will be in the next batch of ESPN 30 for 30 Documentaries. Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated reports the documentary will air April 17 and feature interviews with more than 40 players, coaches and personalities associated with the iconic two-time champions that defined the late 1980s and early 1990s-era of basketball. It will be nice to see...
Via Bloguin Best
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

'Bad Boys' getting 30 for 30 documentary

The 'Bad Boys' era Pistons will be in the next batch of ESPN 30 for 30 Documentaries. Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated reports the documentary will air April 17 and feature interviews with more than 40 players, coaches and personalities associated with the iconic two-time champions that defined the late 1980s and early 1990s-era of basketball. It will be nice to...
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Bad Boys ESPN '30 for 30' to debut April 17

All kinds of excitement for this [via the aptly-named Pistons blog, Detroit Bad Boys]:  One of ESPN Films' most-anticipated 30 for 30 projects has an official airdate: The Bad Boys, which chronicles the dynastic Pistons teams of the late 1980s and early '90s, will debut Thursday, April 17, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The film is a collaboration between ESPN Films and NBA Entertainment...
Via Detroit4lyfe
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Question of the Week: Should More Ex-Bad-Boys Ever Work For The Detroit Pistons?

A report that the Detroit Pistons might consider former Bad Boy Isiah Thomas as a general manager should be unnerving to fans. (Bradley Park, iccsports, Flickr) Over the weekend, those who aren’t fans of what Joe Dumars currently contributes to the Detroit Pistons had to be slightely unnerved by the news coming from New York regarding the possible future of the team’s front office...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Jam Designers Rigged Game to Favor Detroit Pistons Over Chicago Bulls

NBA Jam is one of the most popular sports franchises in video game history. And, apparently, the designers behind it were big fans of the Bad Boys. In an interview with ESPN.com’s The Gamer Blog, lead designer Mark Turmell admitted to rigging Bulls-Pistons matchups to favor Detroit. Did Scottie Pippen’s ratings in the game really drop when he played certain teams? It’s true...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Laimbeer still hated by his peers

When Bill Laimbeer was a charter member of the Detroit Pistons’ Bad Boys era, he was one of the most hated players in the NBA. While he has found success as a coach in the WNBA, he has never been…Read more →
Via The Victory Formation
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Laimbeer fined by league for comments on Maya Moore

NEW YORK (AP) -- Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer was fined an undisclosed amount by the WNBA on Thursday for comments he made after New York's loss at Minnesota on Sunday. Laimbeer was critical of the fact that Lynx star Maya Moore was still in the game late in the fourth quarter with her team comfortably ahead. Moore scored a season-high 28 points, making her last 3-pointer with...
Via Fox Sports North
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Laimbeer says Moore 'should get hurt' for playing late in blowout

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore and friends didn't just revert back Sunday night to the form that once had them sprinting away from the rest of the WNBA. The Minnesota Lynx and their MVP candidate had a former NBA star and colleague of their leader fuming, possibly to the point of regret, depending on the fallout -- if any -- from his postgame comments. Maybe it was his team'...
Via Fox Sports North
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Veteran F Milton-Jones makes Liberty debut

Veteran forward DeLisha Milton-Jones made her New York Liberty debut against the Washington Mystics on Friday night. The 6-foot 1 forward was claimed by the Liberty on Sunday, two days after she was waived by San Antonio. Milton-Jones averaged 9.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in 15 games with the Silver Stars, down from her career numbers of 11.2 points and 5.5 boards. ''She...
Via Fox Sports
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Mystics-Liberty Preview

Hard-nosed coaches Bill Laimbeer of the New York Liberty and Mike Thibault of the Washington Mystics complained their teams did too much standing around in blowout home losses in their last games. Both clubs sound like they are in need of a wakeup call and not just because of the morning start for Tuesday's matchup at the Prudential Center. New York (8-12) fell 88-66 to last...
Via Fox Sports
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Braxton helps Liberty beat Mystics 88-78

Currently outside of playoff position in the Eastern Conference, the New York Liberty needed a strong start to the second half of the season. They used a strong inside game to get a much needed victory. Kara Braxton scored a season-high 22 points, Cappie Pondexter had 11 of her 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Liberty again dominated the Washington Mystics in an 88-78 victory...
Via Fox Sports
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Liberty-Mystics Preview

The Washington Mystics and New York Liberty have yet to meet, and four matchups over their final 16 games figure to be critical in determining whether they reach the playoffs. Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer and Mystics coach Mike Thibault renew their sideline rivalry when their clubs meet Wednesday night in Washington. Washington (9-9) is in third place in the Eastern Conference,...
Via Fox Sports
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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