Do you guys (and gals too...sorry, when I say guys I mean everyone and value the ladies perspective equally) think the refs will give the Piston's a hard time this year. Maybe some carry over get backs from last year? Maybe the league gives them messages to call all kinds of stuff that "coincidentally" happens to affect the Pistons more than other teams due to their aggressive style of play? Maybe just a couple of refs hold hard feelings or animosity toward Detroit? I know someone will bring up Brown, so I'll just do it myself. Two schools of thought on this. Both make good arguments: (1)Brown's arguing and pointing to specific refs who were killing Detroit ended up hurting the Pistons because it ticked off the refs and the entire league. It also set a poor example for the players which gave them the green light to whine & complain. or (2) Brown kept the refs and league honest by standing up to them and pointing out how they were messing with Detroit. He also directed the focus toward himself to help prevent his players from getting a technical, choosing to get one himself instead and also letting the players know he was standing up for them. OK, so Brown is gone. Does this affect the way the refs are toward Detroit? Am I just paranoid and the refs really try to treat everyone the same and I'm just not being objective? Does the zone defense affect the amount of clutching, bumping and grabbing?