Before the start of this Second Round match up with the Cavaliers, I would like to point out how much the Cavs want to be the Pistons. Not only would they like to win, but they have adopted just about everything they could from the Pistons Championship Franchise. Let me point out a few things.
Does this look familiar, no that’s not the Palace?
The Cavs website is set up almost exactly like the Pistons.
The Cavs PA announcer is a Mason Wannabe, pay attention during the games.
They had a Break the World Record for Wig-Wearing day, just like the Pistons.
They have a Drum Squad just like the Pistons Drumline.
The Cavs had a Kid announce the starting lineups, just like the Pistons.
The Cavs have this Guy and his hair but the Pistons have this one.
The Cavs have this Kid and the Pistons have this one (video).
I’m sure Dan Gilbert, the Cavs owner and Michigan transplant is responsible. He even tried hiring Larry Brown while he was coaching the Pistons in the playoffs. Maybe it was the best he could do since he couldn’t buy the Pistons from Bill Davidson. So instead he just turns the Cavaliers into Ohio’s version of the Pistons. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, right?
There might be more similarities that I don’t even know about since I don’t watch many Cavs games, but if I were 12 instead of just acting like I am, I would just call the Cavs Copycats.