How the Pistons Clawed Their Way to Two Titles

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Ben Wallace #3 of the Detroit Pistons holds up the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship trophy as he celebrates with teammatesafter defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 100-87 in game five of the 2004 NBA Finals on June 15, 2004.  (Tom Pidgeon / Getty Images)

On this episode of the Edge of Sports podcast, another installment of the Basketball Butterfly Effect.

Edge of Sports ยท Basketball Butterfly Effect: How the Pistons Clawed Their Way to Two Titles

The 1980s and 1990s were defined by basketball dynasties like the Lakers, Celtics, and Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls. Yet, in the midst of this unprecedented stretch of dominance, the Detroit Pistons won two and could have very easily won four NBA titles. How did they do it? And why do we discount this incredible accomplishment?

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