Who are the best Detroit Pistons of all time? Originally based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Pistons have been in Detroit since 1957. The team's Bad Boys moniker best represents the best players in this hard-nosed franchise's history. The Pistons have had some Hall of Famers in its early years, but nothing compared to the outstanding players that were on its dominant teams in the late '80s.
The Pistons teams of the late 1980s were some of the toughest and baddest dudes in the NBA. Led by their fearless leader Isiah Thomas, considered one of the greatest basketball players ever, the Pistons, nicknamed "The Bad Boys," went to three consecutive NBA Finals, winning back-to-back titles in 1989 and 1990. Behind Thomas, Joe Dumars, Bill Laimbeer, Vinnie Johnson and young forward Dennis Rodman, the Pistons experienced the best years in franchise history. After Thomas and the rest of the Bad Boys retired, the Pistons drafted a young Grant Hill, who almost singlehandedly carried Detroit on his back to multiple playoff appearances.
The team had another successful run during the mid-2000s. Led by Chauncey Billups (aka Mr. Big Shot), Rip Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, Rasheed Wallace, and Ben Wallace, the team won a championship in 2004 and made the Finals in 2005. Those players are some of most revered and greatest in Pistons history. Much like the Bad Boys before them, the Pistons of the 2000s relied on tough defensive minded players and clutch players to be one of the best teams in the NBA. More recently,
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