Of the successful "all-star" teams, there seems to be one dominant personality holding sway over egos, team chemistry and the winning attitude. Jordan, Bird, Magic, Isaiah, Duncan, Big Ben. They seemed to have their teammates' respect and commitment to play hard every game. And I think they rightfully earned that respect. Will Pierce and Allen step aside for KG to be the leader of the new-look Celtics? I'd say yes. KG should be primed to win and, like the Pistons of 04, extremely hungry (VC pales in comparison). If they are healthy, they'd be tough. But I don't think we Pistons fans should be worried much. The Pistons are known to play to the level of the competition. Since the East is better now (well, at least I think the C's and the Knicks are better off), maybe this is just what we need to keep the team on its toes.