Advice to new Detroiters

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by BillLaimbeer, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. BillLaimbeer

    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    I agree with webz, jersey retiring is about longevity with one team. Ben played only 6 seasons with the Pistons, but he did put up some amazing numbers:
    • 4 All-Star games
    • 4 DPOY
    • 5 1st team All-Defense
    • 5 All-NBA (2 3rd team, 3 2nd team)
    • 2 times led NBA in rebounding
    • 1 led NBA in blocks
    • 2 times in top 10 in steals
    • 2 Eastern Conference Championships
    • 1 NBA Championship
    Leaving Detroit for more money doesn't help his case, but the acclimades above certainly build a strong one. Tough call.
     
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    linwood All-Star

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    If you rule out Ben becuase he went to Chicago, that leaves at least a 15 or 16 year gap between players.

    Unless you want to put Mikki Moore up there.
     
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    Mad Hatter First Round Draft Pick

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    If we're gonna retire Big Ben's number we outta also retire Dennis Rodman's number.
     
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    armygirl Bench Warmer Forum Donor

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    Absolutely.
     
  5. ggazoo69

    ggazoo69 Team Captain Forum Donor

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    Nice. Ruth also wore No. 3. :eyebrows:
     
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    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    For some reason, I can see Rodman's body being a combination of metal parts and chemical preservatives.

    Progressive thinking.

    I imagine we could get Darth Milicic to preside over the carbon embalming ceremony.
     
  7. Darth Tater

    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    How about we just put both of them in the floorboards. Not the jerseys...the players. Kind of like how Jabba the Hutt carbon dated Hans Solo.

    (Dang Micro, you posted your reply to this before I deleted and reposted with the quote. You're fast)!!!
     
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    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Definitely could consider retiring the worm, but to much baggage afterwards and the time that has expired since he left probably prevents him from getting one.

    However if the Pistons fall off the planet for the next 5 years then yeah maybe he can get his raised for being the cog that got the "ship" and the 4 straight visits to the ECF....In other worsd while he was here we "reached our peak"
     

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