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A. Sherrod Blakely on the Pistons (lack of) leadership

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A. Sherrod Blakely: "You need a guy or two like Ben who, from time to time, has the courage to call out his teammates - and every now and then, his coach. It's not a coincidence that some of Detroit's most inspiring performances in recent years, came after Wallace called out his teammates. But you have to balance that with calling yourself out and acknowledging when you don't get the job done, which Ben didn't do as good a job at 'fessing up to in his last season than he should have. That's when tension starts, which was one of the factors in Detroit's postseason demise last season."