NICK BAKAY'S TALE OF THE TAPE| LET'S GO STREAKING

Updated: July 10, 2012, 2:45 PM ET

NICK BAKAY'S TALE OF THE TAPE

FOR THOSE WHO wish Larry Brown had cajoled gold from his Athens squad, consider that Coach couldn't even convince Ben Wallace to make the trip. A matchup of Brown's two marquee teams may look like a landslide, but that's why they play the games. Piston Larry vs. Olympic Larry? Check the Tale of the Tape

PISTON LARRY|OLYMPIC LARRY|ADVANTAGE

ROSTERS|Hand-picked by Joe Dumars.|Best players who we4ren't scared of Osama.|PISTON LARRY

AT STAKE|An NBA title-and a chance for a sneaker endorsement deal!|A gold medal-and a chance for foreign laborers to actually see the shoes they make in action!|PUSH

SPECIAL RULES|No Colorado jokes.|No iPods during flame-lighting ceremony.|PUSH

TIMEOUT CHATTER|"Is it just me, or are Shaq and Kobe mad at each other?" |I'm begging you, no shots until at least three guys touch the ball!"|PUSH

LESSON LEARNED|Team play wins over prima donna street ball.|Team play wins over prima donna street ball.|PISTON LARRY

TEAM HIGHLIGHTS DVD|2003-2004 NBA Champions|Only 15 Practices...and it Showed!|PISTON LARRY

NICK'S FINDINGS So there you have it. It's all so simple when you break things down scientifically. Despite more pushes than the Pacers at Auburn Hills, the advantage goes to Piston Larry. Until next time, I'm Nick Bakay, reminding you the numbers never lie.

"ALTHOUGH I TRULY BELIEVE THIS ENCOUNTER BETWEEN US WAS CONSENSUAL, I RECOGNIZE NOW THAT SHE DOES NOT VIEW THIS INCIDENT THE SAME WAY I DID." --KOBE BRYANT, IN A PUBLIC STATEMENT AFTER SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES AGAINST HIM WERE DROPPED

LET'S GO STREAKING

Oct. 5, 2003, to Oct. 31, 2004. During that span, the New England Patriots won 21 straight games and a Super Bowl. But the world moves fast. Here's some perspective on how things changed over the course of those 391 days.

LIFE DURING THE STREAK|LIFE AFTER THE STREAK

Tom Brady, God|Ben Roethlisberger, God

Most popular team in Boston|Most popular football team in Boston

Bruins wins: 41|0

Number of games Ron Artest was suspended by the NBA: 1|73

Number of Jens linked to Ben Affleck: 2|1

Games Troy Brown played DB: 0|4 and counting

Red Sox players with World Series rings: 3|25