There was a retro-feel this year as well, Pistons vs. Celtics in the East and the Lakers in the West. - Gosh, where's Magic, Bird & Joe Dumars ? (Sorry, not much of a Isah Thomas fan anymore) - I've probably been to more Pistons games than Red Wings + Tigers + Lions (they're our NFL team in case you've never heard of them) combined. Too bad I need to drive to Charlotte to watch the Pistons play in North Carolina. - In any case - we made it back to the Eastern Conference finals and that's it. - As my uncle would say 'It's OVA !"
I was very encouraged by a couple things that makes me hope for another chance in 09.
- Young team - The oldest starter is Sheed at 33 and look at how well Lyndsey Hunter runs around the court at 38 !
- Rodney Stuckey - What a phenom ! For a rookie to step into Chauncey's shoes during his hamstring injury and be such a force; Look out ! - It's just like Vinnie Johnson - Microwave 2.0 Stuckey ! Oh yeah - and he's 22, so he's got a decade of greatness ahead
- And finally - the Pistons are still enough of a draw that Palace of Auburn Hills hasn't become "Meijer Thrifty Acres