Wednesday, June 25, 2014

30 For 30's Bad Boys Is The Best Thing I've Seen All Week

Maybe I'm a little late to the party on this one, but the new ESPN 30 for 30's Bad Boys is totally awesome.
It's the story of the Detroit Pistons back in the very late 80s and very early 90s... the golden age of basketball. And it goes in depth into the creation and journey of a most divisive team. Probably one of the greatest teams to ever play: Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Rick Mahorn, Joe Dumars, John Salley, and Dennis Rodman. These guys became the bad guys in the era of Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and a young Michael Jordan. But they learned to embrace the moniker and went down in history for it.
Zak Levitt does an exceptional job here pulling from new interviews and old tape to bring this classic team back to life. And for a brief moment, I felt myself wishing I could have been a fan of the game back then because it was just such an interesting time for a sport at its peak.
If you like basketball even a little bit you should check this one out.

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