You must have complete determination. The worst opponent you can come across is one whose aim has become an obsession. For instance, if a man has decided that he is going to bite off your nose no matter what happens to him in the process, the chances are he will succeed in doing it. He may be severely beaten up, too, but that will not stop him from carrying out his objective. That is the real fighter. This is where the problem lives with the majority of our Detroit Pistons. Who among them has the fight in them to bite that nose?
Even today, I dare not say who will be the NBA Champions, but I would dare to say that Charlie V wouldn't get off the bench of any of the remaining teams. The man who is really serious, with the urge to find out what truth is, has no style at all. He only lives what is. And the "what is" of the 2011 playoff season is tough ass, underdog, occasional elbow in the face defense.
For our Pistons to succeed in the future, they must take inventory of everyone with whom they have contact. After measuring each player, coach, and executive's worth on a scale of One to Jeet Kune Do, they can make at least one definite move daily toward their goal of being the 4th or 5th best team in the Eastern Conference.