The Detroit Pistons ‘Bad Boy’ Championship Era Is Finally Getting The ‘ESPN 30 For 30′ Treatment [Video]
The Detroit Pistons of the late 80’s and early 90’s were one of history’s greatest teams, and the ‘Bad Boys’ are finally going to be the focus of an ESPN ’30 for 30′ documentary.
Bill Laimbeer, Dennis Rodman, Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars and Rick Mahorn were the face of the NBA’s most interesting, and most underrated dynasty. Never has a team better represented the city they played for than the Detroit Piston Bad Boys.
The 1989 and 1990 Champion Pistons were known on the court for their defense, toughness and of course a flagrant foul or two. Their legacy gets lost between the Lakers/Celtics rivalry and the emergence of Michael Jordan.
25 years after the Pistons won back to back NBA championships, ESPN will celebrate them with a two hour ’30 for 30′ documentary scheduled to air April 17th at 8pm on ESPN. No doubt that some of the footage below will be in the special.
More than 40 people will be featured in the documentary, including 10 members of the Pistons. What makes this so interesting is that most of the people involved in this genuinely do not like each other, including some of the Piston teammates.
On a side note, anyone who would like to talk about the “greatest player ever” conversation . . . make sure you watch this. It will quickly end the debate, considering the NBA now where every touch is a foul, that current players are in.