Game 5 Side Lines
I liked your article predicting that the Lakers would win in six games. Classic. Don't feel bad, though: Legler and Aldridge made the same mistake.
STEIN: The only consolation I have is that the Pistons made lots of us experts look bad. I don't know anyone in the national media besides our own Ric Bucher who picked Detroit to win this series. But kudos to the Pistons. They deserve every "Told you so," because they were fabulous. As I wrote Tuesday morning, they're a fitting champion in this Year Of The Team.
"We let everyone talk about the Lakers until they were purple and gold in the face."
— The Pistons' Darvin Ham, on the country's fascination with the team Detroit just beat.