Posted November 08, 2012

In Focus: Detroit Pistons


Dennis Rodman grabs a rebound during a 1989 game. (Manny Millan/SI)

By Andy Gray

It is not a good time to be a basketball fan in Detroit. The Pistons are off to an 0-5 start with little room for optimism. In light of this situation, we thought a visit to Detroit’s glory days may help fans forget the team’s current situation.

Dave Bing takes a jumper during a 1974 game against the Bulls. (Lane Stewart/SI)


Norm Van Lier takes a charge from Dave Bing during a 1974 Bulls-Pistons game. (Lane Stewart/SI)


Isiah Thomas makes a pass during the 1990 NBA Finals. (Manny Millan/SI)


Rick Mahorn and Dennis Rodman pump each other up during the 1990 playoffs. (Manny Millan/SI)


Grant Hill drives toward the basket during a 1995 game against Seattle. (Manny Millan/SI)


Ben Wallace and Chauncey Billups talk strategy during a 2005 playoff game against the 76ers. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

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