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Pistons Links: Why Pistons fans should consider hating the Warriors, rankings making fans' heads hurt, and more

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How about that stinker of a preseason game against the Nets on Thursday night? Yikes. Let's quickly move on to some Pistons related talk on the web.

Hopefully great things await these two while in Detroit
Hopefully great things await these two while in Detroit
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Everyone loves to hate the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, right?

Not at all.

I think right now they are very tough to hate.  When they acquire a complete jerk, then we can talk about maybe hating disliking them.

What's this got to do with the Detroit Pistons?

Well...

Golden Hate Warriors: Hardwood Paroxysm

Here's a friendly and helpful not to mention important guide for why your team and fans of your team should hate the Warriors!

Here's the blurb about our dear Pistons:

Detroit Pistons

The Pistons employ a man named Brandon Jennings. Brandon Jennings was going to be Rookie of the Year. Then some guy name Tyreke Evans was more impressive than him, but then some guy named Steph Curry was - for all those not fooled by gaudy stat-stuffing - even better. Furthermore, it's "soda", not "pop".Stan Van Gundy was heavily favored by Warriors fans, but Detroit managed to win that battle, while the Warriors were stuck with a novice coach with no experience on the bench who must have just accidentally turned a good team great while Van Gundy struggled to turn a bad team good.

A couple others I liked:

Philadelphia 76ers

76ers castoff Andre Iguodala is now Finals MVP Iguodala. But really, the 76ers have other problems at the moment. Real Kierkegaardian stuff, really.

Oklahoma City Thunder

It should have been them. It should have been them. It should have been them. They were the Prince that was Promised. Theirs was the Dynasty that Would Rule 1000 Years. The Thunder were one cost-cutting trade away from taking a run at being the most talented NBA team of all time. But injuries, a coach with little imagination, one dimensional roleplayers, an Anthony Davis buzzer beater...all these things conspired to keep the Thunder relegated to runner-up status, a team that keeps slipping on the way to the mountain top. And yet, the Warriors climbed the same mountain. Almost effortlessly. Stupid Warriors.

Detroit Pistons: Analyzing Two Rankings -- isportsweb

I haven't seen the future power rankings yet, but on first thought, I have to agree with author David Topham.

ESPN's future power rankings are always fun to look at, until I saw that the Pistons ranked 27th in the 2015 edition.

Full disclosure: I am a fan of the Detroit Pistons. I was just over 10 years old when they began their dynastic run across the 2000s. It's hard not to love what you fall in love with at age 10. I try to be realistic and manage expectations with the Pistons, but sometimes my inner fandom is only thing guiding my rationale.

Having said that, ranking the Pistons 27th out of 30 in terms of future outlook is utterly ridiculous. Am I missing something?

Preview: Pistons need unity to surprise -- AmicoHoops.net

It's a small preview and not heavy. Not the most accurate either.

But Amico got one thing right: Unity is a good word to use for this season. Detroit desperately needs it, and it's something we haven't seen for a long time.

From MJ To LEBRON (To DARKO): Pistons Preseason Openers Hold Strange Historical Relevance -- Detroit Sports Nation

I'm a bit late with this, as it was published prior to the Pistons 2015-16 preseason debut a few days ago.

Chances are, the few thousand folks tuning in to the Pistons 2015-16 preseason debut against the Indiana Pacers Tuesday night won't be witnessing history (the start of Stanley Johnson's Hall of Fame career notwithstanding). But over a three year span in the early 2000s, The Palace of Auburn Hills served as an unlikely epicenter for debuts ranging from legendary to dubious. Here's a quick look:

Ex-Piston, Basketball Hall of Famer Harry Gallatin dies -- Detroit Free Press

Called "The Horse" for his rugged play, the 6-foot-6 Gallatin never missed a game nor practice in his career. He played 610 consecutive games with the Knicks, a team record that still stands, and was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in 1991.

There's a lot of terrific material on Detroit Bad Boys recently, and it will certainly continue. Look around and don't miss out!

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