When: January 20, 2020, 2:00 p.m. EST
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington D.C.
Watch: Fox Sports Detroit, NBA League Pass
Odds: Det +1.0
Detroit Pistons (16-27):
Derrick Rose, Bruce Brown Jr., Tony Snell, Sekou Doumbouya, Andre Drummond
Washington Wizards (13-28):
Isaiah Thomas, Bradley Beal, Isaac Bonga, Ian Mahinmi, Thomas Bryant
Matt Schoch at the Detroit News wrote about Svi Mykhailiuk’s journey from Ukraine to the NBA.
The Pistons would REALLY like you to help them get Derrick Rose to the All-Star Game.
And, for MLK Day, this segment of King’s Letters From a Birmingham Jail:
My friends, I must say to you that we have not made a single gain in civil rights without determined legal and nonviolent pressure. Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. Individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their unjust posture; but, as Reinhold Niebuhr has reminded us, groups tend to be more immoral than individuals.
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have yet to engage in a direct action campaign that was “well timed” in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I have heard the word “Wait!” It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This “Wait” has almost always meant “Never.” We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that “justice too long delayed is justice denied.”
Enjoy the game, y’all.