Sunday, June 7, 2015

Bad Boys

After a dismal showing in the 1970s, the Detroit Pistons luck began to change in 1981 when they acquired Isaiah Thomas in the draft and Bill Lambeer by trade (and eventually Dennis Rodman, John Salley, Rick Mahorn, and Adrian Dantley) and adopted a win at all cost, many would call dirty approach which resulted in two NBA championships at the end of the decade. As part of an ESPN documentary series that went south awhile back, Bad Boys is a pleasant surprise: riveting, impressively edited, featuring a sea of personalities in a well told story that could have been fleshed out even more.
*** 1/2 out of ****