Video: Detroit Pistons celebrate 25th anniversary of the 'Bad Boys' back-to-back NBA championships

The Detroit Pistons celebrated the 25th anniversary of the 1989 "Bad Boys" championship team on Friday night, including former players (and WNBA coaches) Bill Laimbeer and Rick Mahorn (via NBA).

The Detroit Pistons celebrated the 25th anniversary of their 1989 championship team on Friday night, which included former Detroit Shock coaches Bill Laimbeer and Rick Mahorn.

As I've rambled about written before, my love for basketball really began with that "Bad Boys" team primarily due to Isiah Thomas' dominance in a world of giants (and the fact that I hadn't yet been to a Golden State Warriors game, which would begin a long and abusive basketball relationship).

Anyway, SB Nation's (appropriately named) Detroit Pistons site Detroit Bad Boys has more about where that legendary team stands in franchise history as well as the context of the celebration, including a link to a tweet featuring comments from the current New York Liberty coach:

If you're a basketball fan, it's hard not to appreciate the squad that is sometimes lost in between the Lakers-Celtics era and Chicago Bulls dominance.

(h/t Inside Hoops for posting the video)

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