Homecourt Hecklers

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  1. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    Skiles hopes are still high

    Anyone remember Leon the Barber? Armygirl? congoman?

    He was the legendary heckler who would sit behind the Pistons bench and drive the home team players and coaches nuts. He was a homer who had no problem hating on the home team. I remember reading that he helped drive Dick Vitale crazy at Cobo Arena.

    Some consider him the greatest heckler in basketball history (Bill Walton). Players would actually try to become his friend so he wouldn't scream at them all game.

    I think he passed away a few years ago.
     
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    He wore spectacles if i'm not wrong.
     
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    Man, these Pistons could use someone like that to get on their behinds. Looks like Flip needs some help in that department.
     
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    I remember him well. I'd see him at the games all the time. Old dude with a beard. Foul mouthed chap. LOL.

    The brow was there too, but he didn't heckle. Remember the ugly tie & the story behind it?
     
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    He was broke toward the end so the Pistons players paid for his tickets! I guess they felt he helped them so much it was worth it.
     

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