Captain Isiah Thomas at a press conference following Game 4 of the 1989 NBA Finals
The world hated the Detroit Pistons.
They played so tough, dirty, and hard that they were dubbed the "Bad Boys" by the media. They lived up to the "Bad Boy" image by practicing in black jerseys - complete with skull and crossbones - given to them personally by Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis. The moniker became official.
Considered one of the greatest teams ever to take the court, the 1989-90 Detroit Pistons won back to back championships against the Lakers and Trailblazers after numerous heartbreaks and near-misses. Led by Isiah Thomas, the team which included Bill Laimbeer, Dennis Rodman, and Joe Dumars went to 63-19 in 1989, one of the best records in NBA history. Relive the excitement here as we open up the history books and take a look at the Motor City Bad Boys - the 1989-1990 Detroit Pistons...
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