Yes I remember that as well. I also recall Dumars breifly contacting Ben about an early extension back in 04 but Ben did not want to hurt the team and assured Dumars not to worry. It would take time which I do not have this weekend. If you did chronical the events you would see how much the Piston/Ben relationship has deteriated. Not to say it cannot be resolved with a matching offer, when an unrestricted FA is spending his 1st free day in another city we cannot assume anything of his loyalty. These same media guys who are assuring us not to worry will be writing articles on how much better off we are if Ben does leave in the "New NBA". Then its back to teal time.