Podcast / Edge of Sports / Feb 9, 2024

How the Pistons Clawed Their Way to Two Titles

On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, another installment of the Basketball Butterfly Effect.

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Edge of Sports

Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin

Basketball Butterfly Effect: How the Pistons Clawed Their Way to Two Titles
byDave Zirin / The Nation

The 1980s and 1990s were defined by basketball dynasties like the Lakers, Celtics, and Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls. Yet in the midst of this unprecedented stretch of dominance, the Detroit Pistons won two and could’ve very easily won four NBA titles. How did they do it? And why do we discount this incredible accomplishment?

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Ben Wallace #3 of the Detroit Pistons holds up the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship trophy as he celebrates with teammatesafter defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 100-87 in game five of the 2004 NBA Finals on June 15, 2004.

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The 1980s and 1990s were defined by basketball dynasties like the Lakers, Celtics, and Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls. Yet, in the midst of this unprecedented stretch of dominance, the Detroit Pistons won two and could have very easily won four NBA titles. How did they do it? And why do we discount this incredible accomplishment?

Edge of Sports
Edge of Sports

Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin

Basketball Butterfly Effect: The Forgotten Stars of the NBA’s 1980s
byDave Zirin / The Nation

In this episode, we talk about the truly forgotten players of the NBA, particularly during the 1980s, such a unique era in the history of the NBA, and theorize on why they are not remembered as intently as others. 

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Dave Zirin

Dave Zirin is the sports editor at The Nation. He is the author of 11 books on the politics of sports. He is also the coproducer and writer of the new documentary Behind the Shield: The Power and Politics of the NFL.

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