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It just makes me want to go out on the curling courts.
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Imagine they scheduled to make that commercial the week after Wigs faced Detroit (in the old days) and was targeted and nailed by Bill Laimbeer?
Did you know Laimbeer is head coaching NY Liberty… WNBA ball?
The Beastie Boys made a song specifically about Laimbeer…
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Laimbeer is hard to explain to persons today. I have tried.
I hated him at the time, because he was not on my team and I was not yet then a Piston fan.
I was steeped in Show Time and Bird and soon MJ’s Bulls.
But the Bad Boys of Chuck Daly were VERY tough customers and I have in later years grown to respect them all more than I did at the time. Quiet Joe Dumars, Isaiah, the Microwave, were great talent. Rodman, Salley, Mahorn, Laimbeer, were worse than the playground. They were prison ballers. They were the real life basketball equivalent of the prisoner’s football team in The Longest Yard. Salley was a freaking prison warden, not a player. He just kind of toned down the mayhem by keeping the head hunting and cheap shotting of Rodman, Mahorn and Laimbeer to barely within not basketball rules, but the flipping law. Mahorn was the most sociopathic of the bunch and so the easiest to fear. But Laimbeer had the special ability to make opponents hate him, not just fear him. Laim understood buttons better than any of them. And he was like a great character actor that understood how to play a really despicable character. It was a miracle anyone beat them, because it took Herculean concentration not to be taken out of ones game by any one of them, and with all four on the same team that one insane season, it was like trying to concentrate on scoring on inmates of Devil’s Island penal colony.
Did I like these guys?
Do I regret that the refs let them play the game as they did?
But since the refs decided to let the game mutate that way, they remain the BADDEST of the BAD.