How the Detroit Pistons went from the doorstep of a dynasty to over 10 years without a playoff win


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  • wanderlustwarrior
    wanderlustwarrior  9 hours back

    Are you just TRYING to make me sad with this video?

    • Isaac Yescas`
      Isaac Yescas`  16 hours back

      Do one on the Sacramento Kings

      • Johnnion GT
        Johnnion GT  22 hours back

        If they were to take Wade or melo with the 2nd pick in the 2003 draft, they would have formed a legitimate dynasty, probably gonna beat the Spurs in 05'.

        • Mike Yacoub
          Mike Yacoub  1 days back

          Letting Ben sign with the Bulls & trading Billups for Iverson is how the downfall of Detroit started and then after losing Rasheed & Mcdyess signing Gordon and Villanueva was the huge mistake, still suffering from it to this day

          • Jerald Polk
            Jerald Polk  2 days back

            Thank you SB nation for reminding the world of what real defense looks like in the city of Detroit
            I never thought I would see an elite defensive team close to the BADBOYS until Joe D blessed us with the 2004 GOIN TO WORK Pistons . By the way Josh Smith’s contract comes off the books 2020. A new Hope and a new era of defense is coming to Detroit, Dwayne Casey sees it.

            • Kha'len McCoy
              Kha'len McCoy  2 days back

              I love the commentary he gives as Brandon Knight gets yammed on at 11:44

              • GATSBY
                GATSBY  2 days back

                That’s easy they should have never beat the real Lakers

                • Luis Bustos
                  Luis Bustos  2 days back

                  The only reason they won a title was because of the issues between kobe and shaq..had to be said

                  • Shivan Anirudhra
                    Shivan Anirudhra  2 days back

                    I started watching the NBA in 2005... That pistons team was my first team I rooted for... They played so intensely and with humility... Miss that from the NBA these days

                    • Adam Peterson
                      Adam Peterson  2 days back

                      Now do the Tigers

                      • Lucas Congdon
                        Lucas Congdon  3 days back

                        Too bad I’m a Pistons fan born in ‘03 so I only got to experience Josh Smith playing for them

                        • Evan Stowers
                          Evan Stowers  3 days back

                          It's sad that what made them great is what made Dumars blind to their greatness: to him none of them were special...but all of them were special: they could all lead, teach, and even come off the bench when needed.

                          Could have been the Spurs 2.0 with an even greater defense.

                          • Christian Farkas
                            Christian Farkas  3 days back

                            Can we get a Buffalo Bills collapse? As a Bills fan it would be great to see just how bad we've been for so long since the early nineties.

                            • Feddy von Wigglestein
                              Feddy von Wigglestein  4 days back

                              There's a good amount of college football teams that would fit this series perfectly. All 3 major Florida teams have reached the highest heights and hit the lowest lows in the 21st century. Nebraska and USC would be relevant as well.

                              • Feddy von Wigglestein
                                Feddy von Wigglestein  4 days back

                                "...some kind of truck for ants" gahahaha

                                • Saitoki Myshkin
                                  Saitoki Myshkin  4 days back

                                  The 04 pistons and the 01 Kings are my dream match-up

                                  • A_BruhMan
                                    A_BruhMan  7 days back

                                    Shitty ass organization

                                    • CLyD E
                                      CLyD E  7 days back

                                      04 detroit is like present raptors, they'll only have 1 championship year

                                      • Jay Lethal
                                        Jay Lethal  1 weeks back

                                        Sadly its true 😔 my pistons went trash

                                        • Brent Caldwell
                                          Brent Caldwell  1 weeks back

                                          Ugh. Tough to relive all of this lol. But well done.

                                          • spurs fan here
                                            spurs fan here  1 weeks back

                                            I remember those Spurs Detroit battles real well. Thank god for big shot Rob.

                                            • Gabriel Rodrigues
                                              Gabriel Rodrigues  1 weeks back

                                              Not american sports but Barcelona's collapae afete winming the UCL would be great

                                              • NateDawg920
                                                NateDawg920  2 weeks back

                                                It's crazy how long Dumars lasted. Basically living off of his success early on. And then in the end he wasn't fired, but stepped down?? That's crazy. I've never seen a President/GM stick around after so many massive blunders. Not taking Wade, Bosh or Carmelo was bad enough, but he was lucky that happened when they were so dominant. I forget which teams pick they had which landed them that 2nd overall. That was when Lebron went 1st I think. I just remember that draft in particular being maybe the best top 5 ever with LBJ, Wade, Carmelo and Bosh. And Dumars took Millitech or whatever his name was lmao! That should've been an early red flag, making that mistake. They wouldn't have lost to Miami in '03 if they took Wade. That team could've been a dynasty with the addition of someone like him who can create his own offense for a team lacking in players who can do that.
                                                Side note: The Malice at the Palace effected the Pacers so much that season and probably was the biggest reason Detroit maintained their spot over Indiana. That Pacers team was so good. Rich with talent on both sides of the ball. Their best offensive players were also their best players on D and if I remember correctly, they were off to a fast start that year and Wallace was boiled over with frustration going after Artest. NBA players need to see that and what came of it, so they can best handle things that happen to them in the moment.
                                                Kyle Lowry for example, handled his situation perfectly in game 3 at Oracle. When a fan puts hands on you and curses you out, unfortunately you can't give the guy a much deserved smack. You're better off realizing there's cameras everywhere and that fan, or minority owner ffs lol, will be dealt with. Putting hands on him only helps him out.

                                                • John David
                                                  John David  2 weeks back

                                                  As an Iverson & LeBron fan as a kid this is my first team and favorite team in the nba and Ben Wallace blue Detroit Jersey is my favorite to wear

                                                  • matthew carran
                                                    matthew carran  2 weeks back

                                                    dumars lasted to long

                                                    • Ufk BYR
                                                      Ufk BYR  2 weeks back

                                                      Ben Wallace deserved to be the Nba Final Mvp 2004.

                                                      • BPS Sports
                                                        BPS Sports  2 weeks back

                                                        Joe dumars should have just played

                                                        • LUCAS LOVEKIN
                                                          LUCAS LOVEKIN  2 weeks back

                                                          they didn’t really collapse like some of the other collapse videos. they made 6 east finals in a row but their guys got old and drummond greg monroe and brandon knight weren’t as good of a core as they thought

                                                          • dwade11chief
                                                            dwade11chief  2 weeks back

                                                            They should've fired Dumars 😭😂 before it really got nuclear. How the hell did he keep his job so long.

                                                            • dwade11chief
                                                              dwade11chief  2 weeks back

                                                              All the future gane changing All Star players they passed up 😭😂😂 Jesus! Nah man. Pistons gotta be up there wit the Knicks but atleast that got that chip over the Lakers to remember

                                                              • dwade11chief
                                                                dwade11chief  2 weeks back

                                                                Lmfao called Tracy McGrady's stint as a washed up hasbeen. Ouch!

                                                                • LEX .P
                                                                  LEX .P  2 weeks back

                                                                  Dam i forgot a.i played for the pistons lol!!!!

                                                                  • meg
                                                                    meg  2 weeks back

                                                                    4:46. Do your homework or pick up a ball. If they were flotsam like you say, they wouldn't have had all those successful CAVS seasons. You're the same type of media that will say a guy like VanVleet is flotsam for being undrafted. I'm sure Steph Curry and Klay would disagree. Media like you... smh. Fake media.

                                                                    • Traugott Müller
                                                                      Traugott Müller  2 weeks back

                                                                      Questionable drafts and trades is the downfall of the Pistons. Allen Iverson might have been a PR stunt, but Darko Miličić sure was a huge, HUGE mistake, especially when you consider how Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh or Dwyane Wade could've ended up in Detroit and could've helped build a dynasty. Or at least something much better than what followed after 2004.

                                                                      • Great Singaporean
                                                                        Great Singaporean  2 weeks back

                                                                        Oh yeah, not to mention Pistons always got sweep by Utah Jazz every season, presumably a revenge from the Mail Man home team after they didn't give a chip on his hand.

                                                                        • Míchele Cobré
                                                                          Míchele Cobré  3 weeks back

                                                                          Joe dumars ruined it by trading Chauncey to Denver

                                                                          • Míchele Cobré
                                                                            Míchele Cobré  3 weeks back

                                                                            Will we ever bounce back?

                                                                            • Míchele Cobré
                                                                              Míchele Cobré  3 weeks back

                                                                              You brought me back to my teenage-hood man (lol)

                                                                              • Derek Jones
                                                                                Derek Jones  3 weeks back

                                                                                This team was arguably the best defensive basketball team ever.

                                                                                • Jay Woods
                                                                                  Jay Woods  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Joe need 2 fall bak money wins championships! Spend the money cheap ass joe

                                                                                  • Benjamin James Welch
                                                                                    Benjamin James Welch  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Robert Horry

                                                                                    • Raymond Solis Jr.
                                                                                      Raymond Solis Jr.  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Larry Brown was a horrible coach. If you can't control your players you have no reason coaching. They were nothing but a bunch of thugs.

                                                                                      • Kurt Wagner
                                                                                        Kurt Wagner  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Man Dumars was a shit GM

                                                                                        • vincent raymundo
                                                                                          vincent raymundo  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Joe Dumars lol pistons sucks until now

                                                                                          • vincent raymundo
                                                                                            vincent raymundo  3 weeks back

                                                                                            charlie villanueva garnett says he is a hangover recovery from cancer brutal

                                                                                            • vincent raymundo
                                                                                              vincent raymundo  3 weeks back

                                                                                              horror story of pistons and still continuing until today hahahaha

                                                                                              • Toddy Kwest
                                                                                                Toddy Kwest  3 weeks back

                                                                                                Only thing scarier than Ben Wallace is my mom when I don't do the dishes

                                                                                                • Lemance Moss Jr
                                                                                                  Lemance Moss Jr  3 weeks back

                                                                                                  I’m a LeBron fan so Seeing Kawhi with that damn Pacers hat on just scared tf outta me. Imagine if they kept this dude and he still blossomed to be who he is today 🤦🏾‍♂️ Paul George and Kawhi on one squad, especially with the team the Pacers had. They mighta been like ‘03-‘06 Detroit on STEROIDS