Damn man you're upset!!
that makes one of us
Damn man you're upset!!
I will admit that.
not me, but ANYBODY else than the heat i would root for. W hen it was taking sooooo long for what should have been an obviout pick to come up on ESPN I knew Dumars had done a Dumars
F Dumars and F this team. There goes the last sliver of hope for me to care about this pathetic franchise. I'm done with the Pistons until Dumars is FIRED. Go Heat, baby.
Where did you learn how to be a sports fan? Miami?
Do you not understand how this board is formatted?
He was addressing the original poster. You just look like a jerk now. Sorry.
I'm still a Piston fan (more or less), but if they'd drafted Burke I'd have actually considered buying tickets to see them at the Palace. Now I'll just continue what I've been doing for a few years now - watching them once in a while on TV and not getting too emotionally involved.
Why can we no longer root for the Pistons? I don't know if I've ever actually heard someone actively advocating fairweather fandom. I don't watch the Pistons these days because there's no point, but that doesn't mean I'm not still a fan. I'm pretty confused as to why you would root against them...
When the head of the franchise tells the fans to basically fuck off.
Jazz for sure. Otherwise Kevin Durant is a superstar I don't hate, so probably the Thunder. In the East? Ugh. Maybe the Pacers. Good colors and they seem to be playing the right way. To answer the questions about not rooting for the Pistons, I can root for them again when they show Joe the door. I like Joe and it's sad to see it end this way, but I can't support someone who botched it so badly. I'm more angry about this than I was Darko.
If the Pistons would've drafted Burke, I would've gone to one or two more games than I did the last few years, which was zero. As much as I love Trey, the Pistons need a big guy that can score and that was not available at #8.
Let Trey go somewhere where there's not a logjam at his position, and let's see if Brandon Knight can get a full season at the point, and not yo-yoing between the 1 and 2, to see if he can be a starting NBA point guard. He's only 21.
So where are the pistons getting their big guy that can score? I also don't think you need a major scoring threat from a big these days
They needed Burke then they needed to go after Andre Iguodala try to shoot for the playoffs until they can get better on the wing and build depth.
Iggy isn't turning down a 14 million dollar player option sorry lol
Informative. Cause I def heard them talking about the radio about the Pistons looking for him in free agency. But yea, you're exactly right.
He has a player option worth 14 million. I don't think the market will give him more, but if they do I hope its not the Pistons
But what was available was one of the best shooting guards in the draft. Granted, I didn't watch the pillow fight known as SEC basketball, but Pope was regularly slotted in this part of the lottery.
We haven't had a good shooting guard since Rip. It's no good drafting Burke if he has no one to pass the ball to who can score.
A big guy? Really? Monroe and Drummond are probably the best 1-2 young big man tandem in the league. They needed a true PG and Joe D fucked it up. Not surprised, just dissapointed.
Spurs. Duncan for 5 more years!
And most of that is the demeanor of their fantastic head coach
#1 - Any team that plays the Pistons....#2 - Charlotte Hornets (I don't believe in "taking on good teams" so I'm going to be a Hornets fan...not Bobcats, we'll start in 2014...this way I can say I was a fan from the beginning). GO HORNETS!
Spurs. Liked them since David Robinson. And they're not the Pistons.
Joe D sucks but they'll be alright in the future. Knight, Monroe, and Drummon are a good core to build around and I'll give Pope a chance to prove himself before complaining.
Was my initial reaction when Stern didn't read Trey's name. But after a couple of deep breaths I don't know if I want Burke playing for the train wreck that is the Pistons. A am still a Flint Tropics fan though.
No bandwagon over here, if anyone says differently you were never a Pistons fan. I wasn't on board with the pick, but Joe D must have confidence that Mo Cheeks can turn Knight into a true point guard. Also you all should note the new pistons owner is a MSU grad, some reports suggested he was taking away from Dumars duties like hiring a coach, is it too much to suggest maybe his people made that pick?
Gores' people must be pretty dumb if they're letting Trey's college be a negative against him.
That's not the point I was making. they're new to the league, maybe he has some guys around him who are not smart, maybe KCP will be an all star only time will tell
Alone should make you question his sanity.
except he worked one on one with Russell Westbrook
Made Russell Westbrook good.
Yes but Cheeks helped a extremely gifted 2 guard into a point guard that's the point
Brandon Knight isn't Russell Westbrook. Westbrook can do a lot of things that most players in the NBA can't because he's an incredibly gifted athlete. He's never really been a true PG, and Cheeks wasn't the one who made him an exceptional athlete.
Cheeks isn't really a horrifyingly bad hire, it's just incredibly uninspired. He was OK as coach on some decent teams, and we all know Joe hired him because he was a great player. Why not take a chance on literally anyone involved with coaching Indiana or Chicago? I'd take a ball boy as an assistant, maybe he can remember some of what Thib's is teaching.
Knight isn't as gifted of an athlete as Westbrook but he's by far a superior shooter with pretty good athleticism
You forget that people didn't expect RW to be RW.
The only teams that I have actively given up on and root against until their current management teams are shown the door are the Pistons and the Lions. Until Joe D and the Fords are gone I will actively root against the Pistons and the Lions respectively. Both franchises have zero hope with their current management.
So go Utah Jazz and go Patriots.
The Lions have a zero chance? when they make it back to the playoffs please do not watch
Thats ok I will continue to watch the Pats in the AFC finals every other year.
If the Fords are going to make zero effort to field a winning team then I am going to expend zero effort as a fan. I would rather have Al Davis rise out of the grave as the owner than the Fords.
Game 2 of the 2006 western conference finals was the last time I watched the pistons. I saw Shaq and Wade basically just punk the pistons from the upper deck of the palace. That night I told myself I was absolutely done with the stones until Joe D was shown the door.
Dude, the Lions made some decent moves these past five years. Last year sucked, but I've got hope for this year. Don't abandon them just yet.
nope, getting Reggie Bush is not a good move. The Lions still have the worst offensive line in the league. They will be lucky to win six games next season.
If the Lions have not have had a championship team in the 50+ years of Ford ownership, what make you believe it will ever change with them in charge. Stick to cars Ford family.
So your team has to win championships for you to root for them? Gotcha
for pro's there has to be at least some hope in the last half of a century. the lions fail that standard.
Lions fans = a poor man's cubs fans
Call it what you wish, maybe I was raised a little differently, have fun being a jazz fan
So what will take for you to jump ship on Michigan?
Ohio State University taking over ownership of the university.
Sorry my love for the greatest public university in the world is not for sale. Michigan football, hockey, and basketball can go 0-for whatever for the rest of history and I will still be Michigan through and through as long as the high academic standards are still enforced.
The Pistons do not. Monroe, Knight, and Drummond are decent players, but none of them are people you build your franchise around.
Knight, I can agree with. Yes you can build around Monroe and Drummond especially Drummond. Drummond is already a top 8 C in the league and can be the top C in the league when all is said and done.
has me thinking epic sax man