The Detroit Pistons Model is Out of Date

Posted: 19th December 2009 by William Crockerham in NBA
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There was a time early in this decade when the Detroit Pistons' model for success succeeded. It was based on the notion that four good offensive players could on a regular bases, beat a team with one superstar, and four other good players. When Detroit beat the Los Angeles Lakers in 2004, they were able to overcome that weakness offensively, against the Lakers playing with aging superstars, like Karl Malone, and Gary Payton. Now in 2009, Kobe Bryantùwho was part of that team that the Pistons beatùis now of course on the defending NBA champions, and it looks now like they will be tough defenders of their crown at season's end.á The one constant in all of this has been Ben Wallace, who is and has been a very good defensive player for the Pistons, back in 2004, when the team won its last c ...

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