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Free Throws: Dwight Howard, Mark Price and America

Let’s talk free throws for a minute.

Last night Dwight Howard set the NBA record for free throw attempts in a game (39), but hitting only 21 of them didn’t really bring him close to breaking the record for free throws made in a made (Chamberlain, 28). 

Meanwhile in Milwaukee, the Pistons and Bucks set another free throw record, combining to hit all 41 out of 41 free throws on the night. Greg Monroe, a career 77% charity striper, went 8 for 8, also putting up 32 points and 16 rebounds.

For that, Mark Price applauds you. Mark Price and America applaud you.

A holiday tradition unlike any other: Rasheed Wallace sings “Jingle Bells” with the 2006-7 Detroit Pistons bench (Amir Johnson, Jason Maxiell, and Will Blalock). Cut the check, Santa!

NBA Haikus - 2011-2012 Season Preview - The Central Division

It’s going to be a short season after an even shorter off-season. We had limited time to track player movement, team development and bring you in depth team analysis, like we did last year. So the bros and bro-ettes at NBAO decided we’ll follow in the footsteps of the NBA and provide you with abbreviated team previews in the best way possible, haikus.

Our second installment of NBA Haikus is dedicated to the Eastern Conference’s Central Division. A division that seems to be heading towards mediocrity, given the aging Celtics, the lack of depth of the Knicks, uncertainty of the Nets and the permanent stench of the Raptors.

Eastern Conference - Atlantic Division:


Chicago Bulls:
Sign Rip Hamilton
A two guard ghost protocol
The ghost is MJ
__________ 

Cleveland Cavaliers: 
Brad’s hot in Cleveland
Trade LeBron to New Orleans
Angry emails work
__________  

Detroit Pistons:
The perfect roster
for making a playoff run
in the FIBA league
__________  

Indiana Pacers:
Welcome back, Foster
Conseco, not Canseco
An eighth seed awaits
__________ 
 

Milwaukee Bucks:
StackJack in Wisco
Like orange juice with corn flakes
Offbeat, yet tasty
__________  

Read more NBA HaikusAtlantic DivisionCentral DivisionSoutheast DivisionNorthwest DivisionPacific DivisionSouthwest Division

Penned by the undiscovered poets of the tumblrwebs: KristinDouglasMark,ThomasSeanCarlosMichaelKeith, Parker, and Shane.



Welcome to Detroit, Brandon Knight.

Welcome to Detroit, Brandon Knight.

NBA Logo Playoffs - Round 1

The first round of the NBA Logo Playoffs is almost wrapped up. Tomorrow will be the final day of matchups, and then we will either start the second round or wait until next week.

Today we have two alternate logos, the Hornets and the Grizzlies, squaring off. In the other ring, two great 90s logos are facing off as the Rockets take on the Pistons.

Get voting!

NBA Logo Playoffs - Round 1

The first round of the NBA Logo Playoffs is drawing to a close, as the last matchups of the first round are scheduled for tomorrow.

Today we’ve got two alternate logos (Hornets and Grizzlies) squaring off, while two great logos from the 90s (Rockets and Pistons) face off.

Get voting!

In which John Kuester transforms from coach to comedian, all to the unambiguous delight of his team.

The 76ers beat the Pistons, 110-94 — and because analyzing Detroit is, at this point, probably redundant, here’s your explanation.

-KC

Sad Trombone

Sad Trombone

yuK.
oakleyandallen:

Poor Tracy’s Legs.

yuK.

oakleyandallen:

Poor Tracy’s Legs.

NBA OFF SEASON PREVIEW: DETROIT PISTONS
The Detroit Pistons are flat. They are a flat team, a flat franchise playing in a city littered with flat tires, in a country with a flat economy, “discovered” by a genocidal explorer who proved the world was round. (okay now watch this) —> LIKE A BASKETBALL IS! <—
Since their ‘05 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals the Detroit Pistons have been rebuilding on the fly. Maybe you can do that if you have a top 10 player to build around, but the Pistons won as a team. It’s what was endearing about their 2004 championship. They were a Jenga tower. Pull away one piece and the entire thing collapses.

Of course the Pistons still have some of those pieces, but they’d fit so much nicer on other teams. The experience and skill of players like Richard Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince seem like deadline trades waiting to happen. And isn’t it kind of sad that the Pistons best rebounder is still Ben Wallace?

The Pistons need to let go of the past. It’s not your fault. It’s not your fault. Actually it is your fault: Billups for Iverson? What was that?
They need a jolt of something. Maybe the reported Miki Ilitch purchase of the team will breath new life. Especially if he moves the team out of the suburbs back into Detroit proper, as it should be. Whatever has to happen ought to happen.
Key Additions

I can only assume the Pistons signed Tracy McGrady over the offseason for the same reason the Knicks traded for him. To keep cap space free and try and maybe catch big sleep in a bottle. Well done. Mcgrady’s questionable legs and droopy eyed on court demeanor will only add to the wane in enthusiasm in Auburn Hills.

The more optimistic addition is the 6-11 rookie Greg Monroe. He’s not the typical Georgetown big man. He has an almost European game, pick and popping rather than rolls to the basket, but he could fare well in a guard heavy offense that likes to spread the court.
Conclusion
Welcome to the Office of Redundancy office. Has anyone else checked out the Pistons roster? It’s like Noah’s Ark, two of everything. Richard Hamilton and Ben Gordon? Rodney Stuckey and Will Bynum? Austin Daye and Tayshaun Prince? Chris Wilcox and Jason Maxiell? That John Mason echo effect must have gone to Dumars head.
The Pistons are a 30-win team at best. No playoffs. But The Dirtbombs are still an awesome band. They should play at halftime.
Predictions and Fun Facts
Someone on this roster gets traded. It has to happen. This team makes no sense.
Ben Gordon joined the British Olympic team.
In 2008 Will Bynum hit a man with his car outside of a Tel Aviv nightclub. Courts later ruled Bynum was in tangible danger at the time.
Joe Dumars is still underrated.
The Pistons held tryouts for a new rooting section called the “Pistons Power Plant.”
Twiiter: @Adaye5
Sites: DetroitBadBoys, PistonsPost
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NBA OFF SEASON PREVIEW: DETROIT PISTONS

The Detroit Pistons are flat. They are a flat team, a flat franchise playing in a city littered with flat tires, in a country with a flat economy, “discovered” by a genocidal explorer who proved the world was round. (okay now watch this) —> LIKE A BASKETBALL IS! <—

Since their ‘05 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals the Detroit Pistons have been rebuilding on the fly. Maybe you can do that if you have a top 10 player to build around, but the Pistons won as a team. It’s what was endearing about their 2004 championship. They were a Jenga tower. Pull away one piece and the entire thing collapses.

Of course the Pistons still have some of those pieces, but they’d fit so much nicer on other teams. The experience and skill of players like Richard Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince seem like deadline trades waiting to happen. And isn’t it kind of sad that the Pistons best rebounder is still Ben Wallace?

The Pistons need to let go of the past. It’s not your fault. It’s not your fault. Actually it is your fault: Billups for Iverson? What was that?

They need a jolt of something. Maybe the reported Miki Ilitch purchase of the team will breath new life. Especially if he moves the team out of the suburbs back into Detroit proper, as it should be. Whatever has to happen ought to happen.

Key Additions

I can only assume the Pistons signed Tracy McGrady over the offseason for the same reason the Knicks traded for him. To keep cap space free and try and maybe catch big sleep in a bottle. Well done. Mcgrady’s questionable legs and droopy eyed on court demeanor will only add to the wane in enthusiasm in Auburn Hills.

The more optimistic addition is the 6-11 rookie Greg Monroe. He’s not the typical Georgetown big man. He has an almost European game, pick and popping rather than rolls to the basket, but he could fare well in a guard heavy offense that likes to spread the court.

Conclusion

Welcome to the Office of Redundancy office. Has anyone else checked out the Pistons roster? It’s like Noah’s Ark, two of everything. Richard Hamilton and Ben Gordon? Rodney Stuckey and Will Bynum? Austin Daye and Tayshaun Prince? Chris Wilcox and Jason Maxiell? That John Mason echo effect must have gone to Dumars head.

The Pistons are a 30-win team at best. No playoffs. But The Dirtbombs are still an awesome band. They should play at halftime.

Predictions and Fun Facts

  • Someone on this roster gets traded. It has to happen. This team makes no sense.
  • Ben Gordon joined the British Olympic team.
  • In 2008 Will Bynum hit a man with his car outside of a Tel Aviv nightclub. Courts later ruled Bynum was in tangible danger at the time.
  • Joe Dumars is still underrated.

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    Oh look, here&#8217;s Kate Moss hanging out with Lindsey Hunter and wearing a Rip Hamilton jersey. More models in NBA jerseys please!
(w&amp;m)

    Oh look, here’s Kate Moss hanging out with Lindsey Hunter and wearing a Rip Hamilton jersey. More models in NBA jerseys please!

    (w&m)

    UNNECESSARY OFF-SEASON MOVE OF THE DAY

starring @TheReal_TMAC &amp; the Detroit Pistons.
(@huhwhatandwhere)

    UNNECESSARY OFF-SEASON MOVE OF THE DAY

    starring @TheReal_TMAC & the Detroit Pistons.

    (@huhwhatandwhere)

    1987 NBA Playoff Flashback starring Rick Mahorn &amp; Tree Rollins. 
Will The Hawks will take game 7 tomorrow.

    1987 NBA Playoff Flashback starring Rick Mahorn & Tree Rollins. 

    Will The Hawks will take game 7 tomorrow.

    The stress of a long and unsuccessful season finally gets to Charlie Villanueva. If he didn&#8217;t have alopeacia, he&#8217;d be tearing his hair out.
(Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

    The stress of a long and unsuccessful season finally gets to Charlie Villanueva. If he didn’t have alopeacia, he’d be tearing his hair out.

    (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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