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Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by team source

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Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by team source 

Post#16 » by myersia » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:44 am

Living in Michigan I remember this like yesterday. Everyone was excited to get Kobe.You should of saw all the pistons fan that believed that Kobe would accept being a piston. People were going crazy because they thought that Billups, Kobe, Rasheed, and Ben met dynasty. I never believed it for a second. The day Kobe chooses to live in Michigan instead of California..... :lol:
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Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by team source 

Post#17 » by Slava » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:54 pm

I still remember the Bulls rejecting the deal around Deng because they didn't want to give up Hinrich. That worked out pretty well for them.
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Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by team source 

Post#18 » by Jaykoolzboy » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:59 pm

I think the exact deal was

Kobe

For

Tayshaun Prince, Rip Hamilton, Jason Maxiell and two draft picks
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Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by team source 

Post#19 » by Anklebreaker702 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:36 am

destro wrote:I would've sat my ass down and shut up too if I was about to go from LA to Detroit.

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Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by team source 

Post#20 » by laduane1 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:17 am

5-6 seasons ago. Who cares now.
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Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by team source 

Post#21 » by Edrees » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:28 am

Wait was this before the year durant got drafted? Without kobe we mighta been the 2nd worst team in the league and drafted kevin durant. LOL. Ovbiously we'd be 2 rings down but hey maybe not as bad as my initial reaction.
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Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by team source 

Post#22 » by tugs » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:22 am

no we would've gotten Greg Oden
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Post#23 » by magic wand time » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:06 pm

laduane1 wrote:5-6 seasons ago. Who cares now.
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Re: Kobe-to-Pistons deal in 2007 confirmed by team source 

Post#24 » by illastrate » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:03 am

That wasn't a trash offer at the time. Pistons were a powerhouse team. Rip was an all-star, Tayshaun was an all-NBA defender, Amir or Maxiell was a young asset and you get 1st(s).

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