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To 'fro or cornrow? That is the question

When Ben Wallace lets his hair out, his game follows suit as the Pistons take Game 3.

Updated: June 17, 2005, 10:27 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Turns out that the world's basketball punditry whiffed on the easiest adjustment for the Detroit Pistons to make.

The tweak that resuscitated their season, unmentioned in the buildup to Tuesday night, just might have come from Ben Wallace's hair pick.

Detroit traded a cornrowed Big Ben for a Big Ben in full 'fro and promptly rediscovered "the Ben Wallace that we all know and love," in Chauncey Billups' words. Gone was the guy who looked inexplicably, ...

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