Not Hall-Worthy, But Pistons Heralded Nonetheless

Posted: 12th September 2009 by Jimmy Trombley in NBA
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Yesterday, the NBA Hall of Fame welcomed five new members—Michael Jordan, David Robinson, John Stockton, C. Vivian Stringer, and Jerry Sloan—into the halls of Springfield, Mass. No Detroit Pistons were inducted, but the Motor City has seen its fair share of cagers enshrined over the team's 51-year history (61 if you count the Ft. Wayne Pistons from 1948-1957.) Bob Lanier, Dave Bing, George Yardley, Isaiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, and Chuck Daly are a few of the names the Hall selection committee remembered, and names no Detroiter will ever forget. But there are others. Not Hall-of-Fame worthy, but nonetheless beloved in the hearts of Pistons fans and critical to the rise of the team from "respectable opponent" to one of the NBA's most successful franchises. You could throw ...

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