Watch The Detroit Pistons ‘Bad Boys’ ESPN ’30 For 30′ Documentary [Video]
It definitely doesn't feel like its been more than 20 years since Isaiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer and the rest of the Bad Boys dominated the NBA.
Watching the documentary was bitter sweet though. It reminded everyone of how good the Pistons really were, and how their place in basketball history has been ignored for the most part. It also shows how bad the current state of the NBA really is.
A league of superstar crybabies who have to team up with two of their best superstar friends, because they are afraid of never winning a championship. The days of teams genuinely not liking each other, and being able to truly battle on the court are long gone.
We now live in an NBA full of touch fouls, and friendly conversations between opponents, even after the biggest of games. Plays like the ones between the Pistons and Celtics would be grounds for suspension.
These guys hated each other . . . AND THAT WAS GOOD! It fueled rivalries, it showed fans who the players really were and most importantly, it made a city LOVE their team.
If you missed the documentary, I promise that this one is a must see. It will re-air on ESPN Sunday April 20th at 1pm.
After you watch this, please ask yourself one question. "Would any of today's superstars be able to play in that NBA?" Then please stop comparing any of today's players to the likes of Jordan, Thomas, Barkley, Malone and so many others that dominated the real NBA.