It wasn’t just a basketball spectacle, it marked Detroit as a whole, adding to the city’s national reputation as a rough and tumble place, a scary outpost where fans weren’t even safe in the stands.
Ben Wallace reportedly began serving a two-day jail sentence Tuesday after pleading no contest to a hit-and-run.
Perhaps the most infamous incident ever at the Palace of Auburn Hills was the 2004 brawl that started out as an on-court brouhaha between the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers and ended with players going into the stands when a fan threw a beer on the Pacers’ Ron Artest.
Nicklas Lidstrom, Red Wings – Lidstrom is one of the greatest defensemen to ever play in the NHL, and his career lasted two decades before his retirement in 2012.
Ben Wallace had a pretty strong season last year at age 37.
Ben Wallace has spoken heavily about the possibility of his retirement after this season, but has also hedged a lot throughout the year given how healthy he’s been, comparatively.
Center Ben Wallace may have played the last game of his illustrious 16-year career.
Who will be the next grinders and muckers to become fan favorites in Detroit? I’m not sure there are any candidates.
The Pistons had eight blocks against Cleveland Tuesday, including three by reserve forward/center Ben Wallace.
Ben Wallace has stated this will be his final season.