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Monday, May 30, 2011

Another Memorial Day remembrance

This may have been overlooked, as it should have, on Memorial Day, but Monday was also the 20-year anniversary of the end of the Bad Boys era, marked by the Pistons' walkoff with seven seconds remaining in the final game of a four-game sweep at the hands of the Bulls.

Michael Jordan, who had just gotten finished bad-mouthing the Pistons to the press, went on to lead the Bulls to three-straight titles, "retired" and played minor league baseball, and came back to win three more championships.
Noted Piston Bad Boy Dennis Rodman, who wore No. 91 in Chicago in reference of the Eastern Conference Finals diss, according to ringleader Isiah Thomas, was a member of the latter trilogy.
The New York Times noted the similarity between the Pistons' exodus and the two-time defending champion Lakers at the hands of the Mavericks.


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