With the sports world at a standstill, many network and league accounts are playing the greatest hits from their past. Unfortunately, for an already battered fan base, the games featuring the Pistons have typically been high-profile losses.
Fox Sports Detroit is taking matters into their own hands and replaying game 1 of the 2004 NBA Finals featuring the title-winning Pistons squad led by Chauncey Billups, Ben Wallace, Rasheed Wallace, Rip Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince.
Billups, taking a break from practicing his 40-foot jump shots apparently, will be live tweeting during the game from the @FoxSportsDetroit Twitter account. Billups said on Twitter that it will be the first time he’s ever actually watched the game. (Spoiler alert, the Pistons win the game and the title in a “five-game sweep”).
The game will be a condensed two-hour version beginning at 8 p.m.
After the game, George Blaha, Greg Kelser, Mickey York and our old friend Ryan Field (stay safe in New York, Ryan!) will be hosting a Facebook Live event for a postgame discussion.
The game will have a surreal and bittersweet note as well, with Detroit’s opponent being the Kobe Bryant-led Los Angeles Lakers.
We have a special Friday night planned for you. @1MrBigShot will be live tweeting from @FOXSportsDet during Game 1 of the 2004 NBA Finals and joining Blaha, @gkelser32, @MickeyYork_FSD & @RyanFieldABC Live on Facebook for a postgame chat. pic.twitter.com/dubtf0bPDk— FOX Sports Detroit (@FOXSportsDet) April 9, 2020