Pictured above are the new alternate jerseys for the Detroit Pistons, a.k.a. Detroit Rack City, a.k.a. America's Team. Here's Greg Monroe introducing them on Instagram:
Oh man, Greg Monroe is just FULL of personality. He's a rock star.
But yeah, as for the jerseys ... what do you think?
One the one hand, we support any movement to officially make the Pistons a point of civic pride for the city of Detroit. The current financial crisis is just a prelude to Andre Drummond and Coach Sheed saving the Motor City. Likewise, this could be an important step for NBA uniforms, in general. If the Wizards change their name back to the Bullets and start rocking "Chocolate City" alternates, we'll all be eternally indebted to the Detroit Motor City Pistons.
On the other hand, these jerseys would be much cooler if they said Detroit vs. Everybody. As it stands, they kind of look like one of those sad off-brand jerseys you might buy at a department store. So, you know, that's not ideal.
Most important: There's Pistons news this week, so of course we're bringing it to you, because The Triangle is committed to covering America's Team from top to bottom, all year long. Go Pistons, Go America.
The NBA is holding something called the #PaniniNBARookie photo shoot today, which is both a testament to David Stern's tireless quest to sell advertising on every single thing that could possibly be associated with his sport, and also a great excuse to look at some fun portraits of NBA rookies. But none of that is important.
I know we're not supposed to bitch about the NBA lockout anymore, but one thing still gnaws at me: The shortened 66-game season and a three-week whirlwind of transactions caused the Las Vegas books to say, "Screw it, we're not posting over/under wins totals this year." How dare they! I repeat HOW DARE THEY! How could they forget that, right before every season, my buddy Joe House and I pick every NBA over/under on the BS Report? Now what? What about us?
We audibled by flying House to Los Angeles, dragging him into the BS Report studio and forcing him to play "Closest to the Pin" with me in a special two-part podcast. Fine, dragging and forcing weren't involved — he couldn't have been more delighted to join us, especially after we pumped three pounds of Chinese food into his body right before the taping. What's "Closest to the Pin?" We predicted the exact win totals of every NBA team. Did it take two hours spread over two parts? Of course it did! Is there video? Actually, yes!