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Category Basketball

Little Caesars Arena Won’t Save the Detroit Pistons


By, Justin Spiro

December 29, 2016

The Detroit Pistons announced their return to downtown Detroit in late November at a colorful press conference. A beaming Tom Gores declared it a “historic day for the franchise”. Excitement was in the air as an adoring media punted their journalism degrees out the window and openly applauded the heartfelt homecoming. The majority of the fan base – 79% in one Twitter poll – supported the move downtown as well. The past decade had been dull at 3 Championship Drive. Surely a return to their Detroit roots in an urban sport like basketball would reinvigorate a dwindling Pistons fan base.

A month later, there is just one problem. The Pistons still aren’t selling any tickets.

Since the November 22 announcement, I have had my own suspicions regardin...

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Michigan Basketball Lands Big Time Transfer!

According to ESPN and 247 Sports:

The former Chicago (IL) St. Rita prospect was a four-star, with a 247Sports Composite ranking of 59th overall, nationally. Matthews averaged 10 minutes per game with Kentucky, with a season high of 11 points in the Wildcats’ contest against South Florida.


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VIDEO: Jalen Rose Throws Michigan and Michigan State Under The Bus

So I am guessing the Fab 5 banner won’t be in the rafters at Crisler anytime soon based on Jalen Rose’s admission that he was given booze and women while being recruited at Michigan and MSU.  Sometimes I wish these guy could get out of their own way, there is nothing to be gained by telling stories this far after the fact.

This kind of stuff is great media, but it does damage his standing long term with the University of Michigan.  Class is lost when one is attempting a media career, I love Jalen’s honesty but this hurts him with college hoops fans. Nobody wants to know how the “sausage” is made, literally.

“Yes, there is drinking,” Rose said. “Yes, there is members of the opposite sex that are present. Remember, they’re trying to woo me to the campus.

“And as a 17-year-old kid, first of...

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