Game 3 Side Lines
You are still wrong about Joe Dumars being the Executive of the Year. You cannot be the Executive of the Year when you pass on a guy who will be one of the five best players in the league for the next 10 years. I don't care if the Pistons shock the Lakers. Passing on Carmelo Anthony disqualifies Dumars for any award.
STEIN: On your ballot, maybe. Not on mine. The draft decision made sense for the Pistons even if they go on to lose these Finals. But since they're winning the series, your Bash Joe timing couldn't be worse. Darko Milicic and Carlos Delfino will have to fall well short of projections to convince me.
"They're human. They bleed just like us."
— Detroit's Rasheed Wallace, when asked if the Game 3 outcome validated his assertion that the Pistons have never been scared of the Lakers.