The Free Press asked their readers who would win in a seven-game series, the current "Fab Five" Pistons or the old school Bad Boys. I'm not sure I know the answer, but I do know one thing: I take serious issue with the Freep appropriating the "Fab Five" nickname.
The University of Michigan may have erased all record of Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwon Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson from their record books, but what those five players did as college freshman and sophomores is the stuff of legends -- even if the did fail to ever actually win the big game.
I know a lot of people have tried to drum up interest in coming up with a new nickname for the current Pistons, but the more I think about it, the more I like the idea of them not having one, or at least not having one that celebrates the starters over everyone else. What about you? Do you have any ideas for a nickname, or do you think the team doesn't need one?
FAB FIVE VS. BAD BOYS [Detroit Free Press]