The Tayshaun Prince Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by BillLaimbeer, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. BallDon'tLie

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    I think I broke the internet. I don't understand what happened.

    The red X was actually a picture of the quintessential Tayshaun Prince pose with him palming the ball, extended out away from his defender (in this case, Lakers' SF Sasha Vujacic).
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    Let's see if this leaves the dreaded red X.

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    Now that is cute.
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    The guy is already auditioning for "Dancing With The Stars". Must plan on retiring after this season...
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    In Tayshaun's last 5 games he's averaging 21.4ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.4apg, shooting 56.8% from the field, 94% from the line and 50% from the arc.

    I complain about making the Tay the go-to player A LOT, but if it results in our best trade asset putting up these types of numbers, FEED HIM THE BALL!!!!!
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    Would it be unreasonable to think Dumars has told Kuester that getting Tay the ball should be our new gameplan?
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    Not at all. Would it be unreasonable to think that rather than trade Tay Joe will sign him to an extension?
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    This is what I wonder every time he goes for 30, how long a deal will Joe give him?
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    Tay is here to stay.
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    when I saw this thread after clicking unread post I hoped that Tay was traded and somebody appreciated it.

    Damn. For a second I felt like a junkie who gets his dose.

    :mmph:
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    The only question at this point....is Tay a max contract player?
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    One more thirty point game and it's all over except for the issue of whether he gets a personal valet to carry his (small) luggage.
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    I just watched some compilation on the '04 Pistons recently and realized that in the game where Prince had his legendary block, it was the 26th block of the game! That is a playoff record. What battles the Pistons went through that year against New Jersey and Indiana.

    I also noticed that the play that led to Reggie Miller getting the fast break in the first place was Sheed getting hacked on a dunk attempt. The defender got no part of the ball and all of Sheed's elbow. Great call by the refs on Tay's block (to not call goal tending), but a missed call led to it in the first place.

    This is actually making me wonder if that foul counted as one of the first 25 blocked shots of the game.
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    Tay has been playing pretty well this season. Less isotayshaun and he's been hitting the three.
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    I fortunately managed to find copies of every game of that Pacers series on the internet many years later. One of my favourite series of all time.
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    It was absolutely manic defense. I just remember getting frustrated with the refs almost every game and I remember why when I watch them again. Almost every single play was aggressively contested and the refs were just guessing on fouls vs blocks for the most part. So every game would result in a handful of blocks and strips being called fouls.

    On top of all that, you had these incredibly strong personalities that would ride the refs all game long. Must not have been an assignment that many zebras looked forward to.



    One other trivia tidbit from that era- Tim Donaghy was one of the 3 refs during the Malice at the Palace game, which was called off early.
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    "The Block" still ranks among my favorite all-time Pistons plays.
    ...It's right there with the Blalock 3-pointer.
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    Can the Indiana Pacers contend for the NBA title this season? - Grantland
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    Who cares about his FG% on the Taysolation. The fact that he has only taken 51 shots out of the Taysolation says it all. He generally holds the ball for the entire shot clock (or until the entire arena falls asleep) and kicks it to someone with 2 seconds left.

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