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So it’s Rasheed’s Birthday today and since he’s history as far a as Pistons fans are concerned I’m giving away a Sheedesque prize for the occasion.

It’s easy to win.

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No Need4Sheed on Sheedday  #NoNeed4Sheed @need4sheed_com

A random winner will be picked from all the entries (enter as many times as you wish). I will announce the winner Tuesday

September 22nd and there is even a a second prize. I you don’t get the T-Shirt, you may be the lucky winner of a William Bedford Detroit Pistons Basketball card. In all honestly,  I know most of you think the Bedford card should be the grand prize, but since it’s Sheedday you understand.

In an effort to get myself through the NBA offseason I always tend to revert back to old videos I have collected or watch the old games I have on DVR or DVD.  While scouring my computer today I found this clip and all the sudden I was taken back to the 1990 Pistons Bulls playoff series.  I remember both the 1989 and 90 battles like they were yesterday but watching this clipped sparked a little memory I had from game 7 at the Palace in 1990.

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Video Courtesy of The Detroit Pistons

I Remember the game vividly because I was at the Palace that night. I remember Johns Salley’s performance and I distinctly remember the celebration of being the eastern conference champs getting ready to head off to the NBA Championship for the second season in a row. (Back2Back I still have that t-shirt)

I also had a memory of two player that you may or may not remember. William Bedford and the Bulls B.J. Armstrong.

Bedford turned out to be of the biggest disappointments, a 7 footer with much potential and two NBA championship rings (thanks to Detroit) who sadly squandered his talents because of a drug problem.

B.J. Armstrong was Michigan bred and went the Birmingham Brother Rice high school.  I will always remember how small he seemed to me (6″2)  on court and always amazed in the fact that he was right across the way while I attended school.

Any special moments you remember distinctly?