#TBT Sports Blog: Detroit Piston Guard Vinnie “The Microwave” Johnson

During the Detroit Pistons 1989 and 1990 championship seasons, starting guards Isaiah Thomas and Joe Dumars were voted Most Valuable Players in the NBA Finals respectively. However, muscular back-up guard Vinnie Johnson was the team’s Most Valuable Appliance. That’s because … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog Remembers NBA Bad Boy Bill Laimbeer

If the NBA introduced its popular BIG Marketing campaign back in the late 80s, this former all-star, and Detroit Pistons’ Bad Boy, would easily have been nicknamed the Big Jerk!

That’s because saying his name immediately sparked agitation in basketball circles everywhere – except maybe in the state of Michigan.

One would think words like champion, all-star, terrific rebounder, rugged defender or great teammate would best describe this player.

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