Sunday, August 17, 2008

Prince Gave A Little Taste of Pistons Tradition to US Team

Fans of Team USA Mens Basketball are celebrating after defeating Spain in a "not even" close game victory 119-82 when the game was pretty much decided in the 2nd half. However, for the Pistonsland, people are also proud of Tayshaun Prince after contributing a little taste of team basketball and defensive intensity to Team USA, traditions that revolves around the Detroit Pistons for decades.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski even had a hot hand, calling on Tayshaun Prince - who didn't play until garbage time of Thursday's win over Greece - to start the second period. And Prince made an immediate impact.
On the U.S. Team's second possession of the quarter, with Spain switching to zone, James found Prince in the corner, and he calmly stroked a three. After a miss by Juan Carlos Navarro, Prince and James hooked up on a give-and-go alley-oop on the break, with James throwing down a one-handed flush.
Even with the hot shooting, the Americans' tenacious defense was again the key to victory. They forced 28 Spain turnovers, 17 of them in the first half, when the game was decided. Spain actually shot 8-for-13 in the first quarter, but nine turnovers had it nine points behind at the end of one.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Pistons Visits Kobe On National TV Game

The NBA schedule for the 2008-2009 regular season has been released. As for the Detroit Pistons, their first National TV schedule will be held on Nov. 14th in Los Angeles visiting Kobe and the Lakers. Sports bars in Los Angeles are usually loaded with Lakers jersey during their games except, occasionally when they play the Pistons, where Pistons fans comes alive not only in Michigan but also in Los Angeles, Cali.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Blockbuster Trade, Who To Rule Out

Well at this time we can finally rule out few of the blockbuster trade rumor that's been swarming around in PistonLand just weeks ago.

1) Emeka Okafor -- Right when Larry Brown became a head coach of the Bobcats, it didn't take long until Rasheed Wallace got into the mix of being traded for Okafor. There was a bond between Brown and Sheed coach/player relationship while on the other side, Okafor didn't accept the offer Bobcats had in mind at the time. However, now we put it all behind after Okafor re-signing.

2) Ron Artest -- Are you kidding me? After the brawl at the Palace did we really expect Joe to take him on his wings. As much as I know how good of a player he is, he may not start another brawl but he may start a tension in the locker room where Stuckey and the youngs are mandatory to filled with positive mentors. Furthermore, he's agreed verbally to sign a deal with Houston Rockets.

3) Tracy McGrady -- Ron Artest's eventual arrival to the Rockets will make Tmac very happy, in fact he is looking forward to playing with RonRon already. Tmac's conversation with ESPN a few weeks ago revealed that he wouldn't mind playing for the Pistons and has a high regards towards Joe Dumars. All these faded away after Artest' agreement with the Rockets.

If we know who to rule out on a blockbuster deal, we can easily determine who can be in a blockbuster deal