Former 'Bad Boy' also discusses whether he's still interested in making the coaching jump to the NBA, and why his Pistons teams connected so well with Detroit fans It took Michael Jordan and his Chicago Bulls four years to topple the “Bad Boys” Detroit Pistons, but they finally vanquished their nemesis and went on to win six NBA championships. Jordan was crowned the greatest basketball player ever, and everyone went on their way. Then along came perhaps the world’s most-hyped athlete ever in LeBron James. Somehow, James has lived up to -- and exceeded -- the preposterous expectations placed on him as a teenager. Now, it’s a debate that comes up often on radio and television shows and social media,
"As I told our guys, we made a lot of great strides, but this pain is part of the path to what we ultimately want to be." - Brad Stevens That quote best sums up where the Boston Celtics stand as the 2017 season came to a close. The pain of losing is fresh, but all part of the climb. As Ric Flair says “To be the man, you gotta beat the man! Woooooooooo!” and right now the Celtics are trying to beat the man. In the history of the NBA, almost every eventual champion had to climb through another team in their conference to get to the mountain top. The early Celtics had to overcome the Philadelphia Warriors. The St. Louis Hawks had to get past the Minneapolis Lakers. In the late 1960s/early 1970s,
History has not always worked out for the best teams in the NBA. When teams come out of nowhere to topple the favorites, we’re reminded just how talented NBA players truly are. If you play in this league, then you’ve got skills. The Memphis Grizzlies entered their 2011 first-round contest against the San Antonio Spurs as the lowly No. 8 seed, but this proved to be irrelevant.