November 8th (cont.) The Sacramento Bee - Ripping up the NBA Rip Hamilton is making a living, and keeping the Pistons winning, with the lost art of the mid-range jump shot By Joe Davidson Richard Hamilton goes by "Rip," a nickname passed down from his parents. His father, also Richard, was given the moniker as a baby, for his ability to "rip" out of his diapers. The tag still fits, only junior - all grown up and starring with the Detroit Pistons - tears NBA teams apart with an array of old-school offensive fundamentals. He is textbook proof that there's still room for movers and shooters and mid-range gunners in a league that highlights finishers and dunkers.