Pistons' t-e-a-m approach now a thing of the past

Originally Published: November 3, 2008
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

Now that Chauncey Billups' departure brings an end to an era in Detroit, we have to look at these Pistons' lone championship as an aberration, and their attempt to become a sans-superstar dynasty a failure. They shocked the world, but they didn't change the game.

When they beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2004 NBA Finals, it was a tale of extremes, a unit of solid players who all were unwanted elsewhere knocking off a glittering roster stocked with four future Hall of Famers.


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