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The original Detroit Bad Boys

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We've mentioned before how this current series with the Bucks lacks a certain level of intensity. Well, in order to fill that void, let us present some classic moments from the old school Detroit Bad Boys:

The Bad Boys certainly had a reputation around the league for being a bunch of thugs, but this should serve as a reminder that they took as much abuse as they gave out. I'm not one to promote violence, but it was exciting back then -- you never knew what would happen when players got under each other's skin. Now, you have guys making headlines for bouncing their mouthpiece off the floor. That love tap Ron Artest gave Manu Ginobili? It was nothing compared to Robert Parrish just mauling Laimbeer near the end of this video.

Detroit Bad Boys [YouTube]