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stevenlebron:

Mandela in Detroit
I come across a lot of interesting photos on my dashboard each day, and lately I’ve taken an interest into adding context to a lot of them.
Such as why Nelson Mandela is pictured above in a Detroit Pistons warm-up jacket?
The context: in 1990, the South African liberation leader arrived in Detroit as part of his U.S. tour, where he was celebrated by employees at the Ford River Rouge automobile plant as a hero for working people.
The rest of the day included functions with the mayor and other city leaders, and culminated with a rally at Tiger Stadium, where the sold out crowd paid tickets up to $10,000 to hear Mandela.
It’s definitely a lot easier to get the home crowd on your side when you’re representing the Bad Boy Pistons at the height of their popularity.
photo via up north trips

Rest in Power, Nelson Mandela

stevenlebron:

Mandela in Detroit

I come across a lot of interesting photos on my dashboard each day, and lately I’ve taken an interest into adding context to a lot of them.

Such as why Nelson Mandela is pictured above in a Detroit Pistons warm-up jacket?

The context: in 1990, the South African liberation leader arrived in Detroit as part of his U.S. tour, where he was celebrated by employees at the Ford River Rouge automobile plant as a hero for working people.

The rest of the day included functions with the mayor and other city leaders, and culminated with a rally at Tiger Stadium, where the sold out crowd paid tickets up to $10,000 to hear Mandela.

It’s definitely a lot easier to get the home crowd on your side when you’re representing the Bad Boy Pistons at the height of their popularity.

photo via up north trips

Rest in Power, Nelson Mandela

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Josh Smith POSTERISES Chris Bosh
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Like Thor’s hammer. Or Hammer time.

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Josh Smith POSTERISES Chris Bosh

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Like Thor’s hammer. Or Hammer time.

gotemcoach:

BAD BOYS: Salley to Dumars to Rodman

I’m obsessed with this pass from Joe Dumars, which isn’t just behind-the-back to avoid falling out of bounds, but also fools Michael Jordan, and has the perfect English to hit Dennis Rodman in stride for the easy dunk.

Dumars wasn’t just saving this basketball.  He saw Rodman flash out of the corner of his eye, and looped a perfect pass.  You can see him whip around to watch the play.

That, my friends, is a perfect pass.

#GotEmCoach

Brilliant. I had forgotten about this play.

Growing up, I hated these Pistons. But I never hated Joe Dumars. Because I quietly admired Joe Dumars — his precision, his instincts, his balance, his touch with the ball, his toughness. You could probably count on one hand the players from that era who bothered Jordan: Reggie Lewis, Mitch Richmond, Vernon Maxwell, maybe Alvin Robertson, and for sure Joe Dumars.

FACES: Rasheed Wallace

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Trevor Ariza hits the game-winner airballs a last-second attempt against the Pistons, completely fooling the Wizards announcers, who are forced to rescind a “Dagger!” proclamation for the first time ever. You can’t blame the broadcasters, who had a tough angle, or Ariza, who was forced to put up his shot while harassed by noted lockdown defender Kyle Singler. Sometimes “Nothing but net” can be very deceptive.

He’s a small guy. (Knight) was trying his hardest to keep me off him. He worked hard, man. That kid, I don’t know where he’s from, I don’t know what school he went to, because he was guarding me and I was crashing the boards. He’s a tough kid, man. He tried to keep me off the glass and he did a good job. That’s all I can say. He’s a tough kid, very great. He’s a tough point guard or shooting guard or whatever he is.
— Metta World Peace on Detroit’s Brandon Knight, or whoever he is. Also, World Peace probably punched him.
Anderson Varejao and Jason Maxiell square off in front of nearly 250 fans in Detroit.
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Anderson Varejao and Jason Maxiell square off in front of nearly 250 fans in Detroit.

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

If you watch only one video of a former Duke star making trick shots all over the city of Detroit, make it this Kyle Singler video. Forget Eminem; Chrysler’s next Super Bowl ad should feature K-Smooth.

The Champ is Here.

Look at this Jerebko Family

Look at this Jerebko Family

If You Have The Time, Please Read Grantland’s Oral HIstory on “Malice in the Palace”
The impact that this one night has had on the NBA is unmeasurable. 

If You Have The Time, Please Read Grantland’s Oral HIstory on “Malice in the Palace”

The impact that this one night has had on the NBA is unmeasurable. 

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