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November 10, 2005

Just Another Halloween in Detroit?: No, actually a dis from the Sacramento Kings to the Detroit Pistons, their fans, and city. Ron Artest had no comment.

posted by The_Black_Hand to basketball at 03:04 PM - 19 comments

In other news, it's been a slow week at work.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:05 PM on November 10

"great respect for Detroit's long and rich tradition as a landmark American city and the incredibly positive impact the Motor City has made over the course of our country's history." I see the Maloofs don't spend a lot of time in Detroit... Or maybe they are afraid Ben Wallace is going to bring his posse to the Palms.

posted by dzot at 03:48 PM on November 10

How drunk do you gotta be to think this would be a good idea and would go over well? I wanna know because I'd like to get there someday. I just hope at that time in my life I don't have the power to actually act on my stupid ideas like the people in the Kings PR department.

posted by timdawg at 04:24 PM on November 10

The Pistons went on to win the game 102-88. The best possible reply.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 05:11 PM on November 10

Must be an relative of the old Forty Niners P.R. man.

posted by maclmn at 05:12 PM on November 10

Anyone else see the irony in the Sacramento Kings insulting another city?

posted by gyc at 05:21 PM on November 10

The Pistons went on to win the game 102-88. The best possible reply. Indeed. Didn't Tayshaun score 19 in the third quarter alone? I just can't help but think of the Maloof's as Mark Cuban's dorky, richer cousins. I mean, yeah, that's pretty fucking rich, but it's also pretty fucking dorky.

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:05 PM on November 10

pistons looked really really good to me... much better than the pacers to start the season...

posted by chmurray at 06:42 PM on November 10

Truth hurts, huh?

posted by wfrazerjr at 06:42 PM on November 10

Truth hurts, huh?
Sacramento should know.

posted by roberts at 07:19 PM on November 10

Anyone else see the irony in the Sacramento Kings insulting another city? Yeah, I heard the guys on PTI, Tony specifically, refer to this incident and called Sacto a "Rat hole."

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 07:23 PM on November 10

I'll admit, I've never been to Sacramento ... but Detroit's the only place I've ever worked or lived where I actually saw cops drive past a burning house without batting an eye.

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:43 PM on November 10

I just can't help but think of the Maloof's as Mark Cuban's dorky, richer cousins. Actually, the Maloofs are among the least wealthiest NBA owners, while Cuban is one of the richest. Here's a breakdown, although I thought I read a more in-depth link somewhere.

posted by dusted at 12:03 AM on November 11

Yeah, I'm not shocked at that, dusted. I was even semi-hesitant to post that without fact-checking it, but where I was coming from was more public perception. The way the Maloofs present themselves screams old money (and, honest to god, I had no idea, but a quick google search of "maloof fortune" brings up this, which validates it). I meant it more in a childish-speculating-on-their-middle-school-days kind of way.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:16 AM on November 11

Great link, though, and thanks for it.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:16 AM on November 11

The nicest part of Detroit is when you reach the city limits.

posted by HATER 187 at 09:43 AM on November 11

Normally, I'd defend my fair city...but these please just re-elected Kwame Kilpatrick, fer Chrissakes, so screw'm... As for the Pistons, I have to say that right now, they're playing better than any Pistons team I've ever seen...yes, better than the 88-89 "team on a mission". Now put Darko in, Flip...my fantasy team depends on it...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:16 AM on November 11

thay shoulda been "people"...not "please"...dunno what was going on there...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:17 AM on November 11

We called Colleen Maloof asking for comment on our valuation. ``I don't get into that sort of thing,'' she said. ``I don't want to tell the whole world.'' (Ufez's link is a few years old, pre-Kings, but still...) Yeah, that fits exactly with the image Colleen's sons have developed the last few years. Exactly. Though who knew they used to own the Rockets.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:22 PM on November 11

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