The YouTube clip below touches on two of the most heated Celtics/Pistons incidents of all time. Some thoughts:
- Bill Laimbeer was a better basketball player than a lot of people are willing to admit. However, I'm sure Detroit would happily see him get ejected if it meant Larry Bird was leaving too.
- Focus on seconds 45 through 50 of the clip and try to come up with a scenario where Isiah Thomas works for Larry Bird and Bird does not fire him.
- Imagine if either of these incidents happened today. Blogs, columns, and talking heads would expound on it for weeks on end.
- I'm was not old enough to appreciate these moments when they happened and I still despise the Pistons. It's moments like this when I realize there is no chance for peace in the Middle East.