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ESPN 30:30 Bad Boys

Post by Alfred_E._Neuman » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:18 am

About the Detroit Pistons' championship run in the late 80's/early 90's. This was absolutely the golden age of BBall. Bird, Jordan, and Magic all playing at the same time.

Basketball was my favorite sport as a kid, and I was playing middle school ball at the height of the Boston/Detroit rivalry. Watching the Celtics is what got me involved in the game, and I can remember nearly every one of the games they played against each other in that era. Looking back you can see the mental games Detroit played with their hard style of D, but at the time I just hated those fucking thugs.

I'd still like to punch Laimbeer in the fucking face.
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Post by Yes I Have Balls » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:15 pm

A little shocked that not one second was given to discussion of the point shaving that was happening with that Pistons team at the time.

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Post by dead man walking » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:27 am

Alfred_E._Neuman wrote: I'd still like to punch Laimbeer in the fucking face.
hah. you just made laimbeer happy.
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Post by Turdacious » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:41 am

Missed it the first time around, but it's streaming on Netflix now. Glad they didn't try to condense it into 30 minutes, because it wouldn't have been as good. Good documentary. David Stern is the real villain here, as it should be.
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Post by Hanglow Joe » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:14 pm

I hated that team. Laimbeer was an asshole. There is a fine line between hard basketball and dirty. Laimbeer wasn't even close.
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Post by Turdacious » Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:44 am

Bill Laimbeer was a third round draft pick who had a team built around him and moulded in his image. Nobody else has ever done that in the NBA, either prior or since. Your continued hate is proof of his greatness, something that, of the guys on your list, only McMahon would understand how to appreciate-- heels draw money. As the documentary implies, Laimbeer was MJ's greatest mentor. Laimbeer was a champion, the mentor of champions, and should be a Hall of Famer.
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Re: ESPN 30:30 Bad Boys

Post by Koko, Beware » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:57 pm

I loved this one. I grew up a Celtics fan and came of age in the Bird era, and of course I sort of hated the Pistons back then, but I never hated them as much as I hated the Lakers. Not even close...there was always a coolness factor to Detroit for me in that they were NOT the Lakers, or the Celtics, or the Bulls but instead this weird thuggy defensive machine with some ridiculous statlines (Rodman going like 1 for 4 from the field with 28 rebounds).

My favorite part was Laimbeer talking about how cosseted his upbringing was. Well-off, never got into any fights.
Isiah came off well, I thought. Wish they'd talked a little more about Chuck Daly.
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