Please forgive me Spartan Nation but I must take a moment and talk about the possibility of Chris Webber becoming a Piston.
When I first started getting email about this I was sure that it was from some folks that simply had drank to many adult beverages.Â I generally consider Joe Dumars one of the best GMâ€™s in pro sports.Â I quickly had to discard the talk as fan babble.Â Well it isnâ€™t.Â Now members of the media are diving on the grenade and talking about it being a good move?Â Are you serious?
Southeast Michigan is a UM bastion and do you think those people are going to embrace him wearing the blue and red?Â We give a lot of chiding to the Wolverines on this site in a healthy rivalry way but there is not one Wolverine fan who has a good taste in their mouth from this guy.
On top of that if your not a UM fan you lean to the MSU way here in Michigan and I can tell you for sure that his signing would go over about as good as a guy wearing a blue and gold tutu and streaking across the Breslin singing the UM fight song.Â NOT!Â
Now we all can agree that Glen Rice in his prime would have been a great addition to the Pistons, so it isnâ€™t a â€œwe hate and Wolverine campaign.â€Â It is however a "we canâ€™t stand Webber, for any reason campaign."Â He personally represents everything that is wrong with sports.Â His signing would be a slap in the face of the fans.Â The Pistons are on autopilot.Â They forget that they are a regional team.Â Bringing in Webber would be nothing short of a slap in the face of their mostly Michigan fan base, and it would reek of arrogance.
That said I canâ€™t see Joe Dumars making that move.Â He is one of the classiest men in sports and isnâ€™t a man that makes arrogant moves.Â That said I never thought Gretzky would get traded either.
As a life long fan and more importantly a person that covers the Pistons, a signing of Webber would show me that the Pistons have no clue.Â I just canâ€™t think that Dumars is that disconnected.Â I sure hope I am right.