Dawn is breaking over another airport runway. The Pistons, on their way back to Detroit, have been up since 5:30 a.m., and they straggle down the nearly deserted corridor leading to their gate, suit bags slung over their shoulders, a duffel bag in one hand and a newspaper in the other.
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Kelly Tripucka: Two Crazy Nights in January 1983
“Hey, it has to come from the heart,” Tripucka said, poking himself in the chest. “If you can’t be excited about a game like this, if it doesn’t give you any kind of thrill, you’ve got absolutely no business in the game.”
Isiah Thomas: Is He the Pistons’ Savior? 1982
“He has charisma, an ability to inspire confidence in his teammates that only a few players have like Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, or Julius Erving,” says Rod Thorn, the Chicago Bulls’ general manager.
Mark Aguirre Flourishes Under New Regime, 1988
Aguirre has seemed happier on the court this year and has certainly been happier off it.
Bill Laimbeer: Not Supposed to Be This Good, 1984
“Part of my success is that I anticipate shots well. On offense, for instance, I know my teammates. I know that when a guy is in a certain area, I can count on him shooting and can adjust my position accordingly. I also watch the ball.”
￼Kevin McHale: Superstar in His Own Right, 1989
This is Kevin McHale, who will turn 31 years old early in the 1988-89 National Basketball Association season, talking about his future.