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Isiah Thomas Thanks Billups, '04 Team For Building Pistons' 'Tradition'

By Ashley Scoby
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When the Pistons drafted Isiah Thomas in 1981, the organization had “no tradition.”

The team had never won an NBA championship, and when Thomas lied in the middle of the court during pregame stretches, he and his teammates would look up at the rafters of other arenas – in Los Angeles, in Boston – where banners hung, and dream of bringing the same to Detroit. 265 more words

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Billups Remembered For His Mr. Big Shot Personality, As Jersey Is Raised

By Ashley Scoby
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No one wanted any part of him during his playing days. Chauncey Billups nailed game-winning shots in opponents’ faces like he was passing them in a hallway. 545 more words

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Exclusive: Read our interview with NBA legend, Rip Hamilton

It had been a foregone conclusion that Richard Hamilton’s lengthy basketball career was likely finished since his last game in the 2013 playoffs.

That game, a 94-91 series-clinching victory for the Miami Heat, stands as a testament to Rip’s legacy in the league. 548 more words

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Behind The Mask: Rip Hamilton On Beating Duke, Getting Advice From Kobe And MJ, And His Facial Fashion Statement

It’s possible nobody had a sweeter midrange game in the past 20 years, and nobody worked harder to get those midrange shots, than Rip Hamilton. The long-time Detroit Pistons guard who also spent time with Washington and Chicago officially retired on Feb. 1,372 more words

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Tiki And Tierney Weekly Rewind 3/16-3/20

TONY BENNETT – 3/16/15
Virginia head coach

“That could have gone to them against a Wisconsin team that’s obviously terrific, so you know the quality they have. 849 more words

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Rip Hamilton: 'Think Wisconsin Upsets Kentucky'

Earlier this week, Larry Brown – the only coach to ever win an NCAA Championship and an NBA Finals – said that No. 1 Kentucky (35-0, 18-0) could make the NBA playoffs in the Eastern Conference. 543 more words

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RIP Hamilton Retires

Via ESPN

Richard Hamilton has retired from basketball.

The former UConn and Detroit Pistons guard announced his decision Thursday during an appearance on ESPN’s “His & Hers” show. 226 more words

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