I was thinking about what Auroa and others wrote in some of the other Ben Wallace threads and maybe something like this is about due. The Resurgence was based on him and he was the face of the Pistons for 5 years. Fans came out to see him play. We would not have won our 3rd championship or even have gotten to the Finals without him. Besides if we can cheer for Grant Hill for what he did back in the 90's then isn't Ben worth much more than that? He came here and in his 1st year brought tougness back to our frontcourt that we had not seen really since the Bill Laimbeer days. I know the guy has slowed down and can't jump as high anymore but thats because he gave it his all when he was here playing through all kinds of injuries. He played through injuries that at times I thought he had every right not to but did it because we needed him. Never complained, just went out and did his job. We based the whole going to work thing on him. How many times did he lift the team up and motivate them in the playoffs? Free Agency is a tough thing but its never about the fans. He has said on countless times on how much he loved us so it was not a slight on us. He got a better offer and saw a system that at the time seemed to be a better fit for him and that was a about it. We could have matched. So thats about it. This is one fan thats not going to particiapate in the Ben Wallace bashing threads anymore.