Archive for December 19th, 2007

19
Dec
07

The problem with the Detroit Pistons

Chauncey Billups referring to his upcoming game against the Boston Celtics, from espn.com’s Daily Dime today:

I love these games," Detroit's Chauncey Billups
said. "I really don't like playing against .500
teams or under-.500 teams, because what do you
have to win? Even if you beat them, people say
you should have won by more. This is a game
against the best team in the NBA . . .

This attitude and arrogance is why the Bulls beat the Pistons twice already this season despite the fact that Chicago has yet to come together as a team or find any consistency. What do the Pistons have to win against teams under .500? How about the game.

I think Chauncey was lucky the Pistons paid him last offseason for his prior service, because with his attitude and age I don’t think the few teams that had cap flexibility would have shelled out very much money for him.

Before anybody blasts me in the comments section, yes, I am aware that the Chicago Bulls currently have more problems than the Pistons. At least effort, passion and a desire to win aren’t among those problems.




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