How the Pistons went from the brink of a dynasty to over 10 years without a playoff win | Collapse


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  • The Great One
    The Great One  18 hours back

    I prefer the other commentator voice this guy sounds unenthusiastic

    • MrOSUrocker
      MrOSUrocker  19 hours back

      "flotsam riding Lebron's coattails, known as the Cavaliers..." a more apt comparison has never been made

      • Matthew Lozinski
        Matthew Lozinski  1 days back

        I thought I was over the billups Iverson trade then you brought it up and it turns out I'm not over it. The anger came all the way back XD

        • chester rockwell
          chester rockwell  3 days back

          Whatever. If the Lakers didn't collapse/choke these clowns wouldn't have a championship.

          • wanderlustwarrior
            wanderlustwarrior  3 days back

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

            • Isaac Yescas`
              Isaac Yescas`  4 days back

              Do one on the Sacramento Kings

              • Johnnion GT
                Johnnion GT  4 days 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  4 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  5 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  5 days back

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

                      • GATSBY
                        GATSBY  5 days back

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

                        • Luis Bustos
                          Luis Bustos  5 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  5 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  5 days back

                              Now do the Tigers

                              • Lucas Congdon
                                Lucas Congdon  6 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  6 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  6 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  7 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  7 days back

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

                                        • Saitoki Myshkin
                                          Saitoki Myshkin  7 days back

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

                                          • A_BruhMan
                                            A_BruhMan  1 weeks back

                                            Shitty ass organization

                                            • CLyD E
                                              CLyD E  1 weeks back

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

                                              • Jay Lethal
                                                Jay Lethal  2 weeks back

                                                Sadly its true 😔 my pistons went trash

                                                • Brent Caldwell
                                                  Brent Caldwell  2 weeks back

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

                                                  • spurs fan here
                                                    spurs fan here  2 weeks back

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

                                                    • Gabriel Rodrigues
                                                      Gabriel Rodrigues  2 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  3 weeks back

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

                                                                    • dwade11chief
                                                                      dwade11chief  3 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  3 weeks back

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

                                                                        • LEX .P
                                                                          LEX .P  3 weeks back

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

                                                                          • meg
                                                                            meg  3 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  3 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  3 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