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The Day the “Bad Boys” Walked Out

Published by on April 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

One by one they filed past the Chicago Bulls’ bench, with nary a glance at the opponents who had vanquished them. A couple of them were even sneering as they strode by the Bulls, who looked at them with a mix of amazement and incredulity.

The Pistons were losing without honor, without dignity.

But they were losing with disdain, and that was just fine with them, apparently.

It was 1991, just past Memorial Day. And the Pistons’ reign was ending.

Five straight years in the Eastern Conference Finals. Three victories in four appearances in the NBA’s Final Four. Could have been four straight, had it not been for a tragic pass in Boston in 1987.

The Bulls had been swatte...

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