NBA Season in Doubt; Detroit Pistons Rejoice
NBA commissioner David Stern canceled the first two weeks of the 2011-12 regular season last night, and no one was more relieved than the Detroit Pistons and their fans.
“We’re keeping our fingers crossed that he axes the remaining games soon,” Pistons guard Rip Hamilton told OMGG.com. “Motown needs this.”
Once the capital of the U.S. auto industry, Detroit has been crippled by factory shutdowns, falling home prices, the exodus of tens of thousands of residents and an unemployment rate near 20%.
With the Tigers in the MLB playoffs and the Lions off to their hottest start since 1956, sports teams are finally giving Motor City residents a reason to smile.
“Please commissioner, do the right thing and cancel 2011-12,” season ticket holder Dennis Meyer wrote in his blog. “The people of Detroit are counting on you!”
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