Sheed and Flip are working things out

by | Jul 11, 2007 | 16 comments

It seems that Rasheed and Flip Saunders are squashing any kind of “beef” they had in the past. According to the Detroit News, Flip even went so far as to be a guest speaker at Rasheed’s Basketball Camp.

“The thing about Rasheed when he reacts, whether it’s at me or anybody else, it’s out of competitiveness. It’s not out of spite,” Saunders said. “As I told him, as a coach, I am going to make decisions he might not agree with.

“But one thing I have never done, I have never done anything to disrespect him. The main thing is, he has to be the same way toward his teammates and to me.

That’s good news for Pistons fans because we know that Flip is here to stay (at least for the time being).

One thing you might not know about Rasheed is that he does amazing work in the community. He doesn’t like to make it known, but he does plenty to give back. Right now he’s running his annual Basketball camp for underprivileged kids.

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“I just want these kids to learn some basketball and have some fun,” Wallace said as he ran the clock and scoreboard for one of the afternoon’s full-court scrimmages.

“I want them to laugh and have fun; it’s all cool with me.”

And if you missed it (like I did) Pistons Forum.com has Rasheed’s interview from the Stoney and Wojo show yesterday!

For more information on Rasheed’s Foundation, you can visit their website Stand Tall With Sheed Foundation.

16 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    i have to agree w/ sheed cus flip sumtimes doesnt know wut he is doing. And i think everyone knows sheed one of the best players in the league… i mean i remember in the cavs and bull series… he was pullin sheed out and the 4:25 mark… let alone he wasnt even in foul trouble.

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  2. shatia

    Its about time…..i think its great that both flip and Sheed see eye to eye. Mabey now that they get along, it may be a easer to get the title. Speaping of the title… Did any1 hear? Joe D. jsut annoynced the Pistons decited to resighn chauncey. yayyyyyy. I’ve been waiting for this all summer. i caint wait to see what else happens with the team.

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  3. Anonymous

    chauncey is re-signed πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    man i can’t wait ANY longer for next season – it needs to come faster :/

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  4. Anonymous

    we need to sign one more guy. someone to back up Tayshaun or get a BIG. Gerald Wallace would fit in great or go get Jamal Magloire. Mo Pete is going out west…

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  5. Anonymous

    has anyone else thought about the idea of Max playing the three now that he is 230 lbs. I think it’s a great idea: he will get more playing time, being able to sub in for either the 3 or the 4, hopefully in the 20 to 25 minute range. I hope he is quick enough to defend the three position as well as Ron Artest does with his 240 lb. body.

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  6. Ahmed

    Chauncey is back for good, im getting a Rodney Stuckey Jersey, I am going to costomize at NBA.com and order it. lol

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  7. Raul El Patron

    It’s good news that Sheed and Flip are shaping up the rough edges… I read Flip’s interview and he said something that makes A LOT of sense. He said that maybe the younger players will push the core to stop playing as if they had an on/off switch… and I think that’s good for the team. J-Maxx is ready to explode, and Stuckey and Afflalo are ready to come out and play too! No more on and off switch! Detroit needs to go back to what helped us win the ‘ship… I think we need to go back to giving the NBA 48 MINUTES OF HELL!!!!!!!

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  8. jess

    ^^Raul El Patron:

    “I think we need to go back to giving the NBA 48 MINUTES OF HELL!!!!!!!”

    –I’m lovin it!! & I deffinitly agree!

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  9. Anonymous

    Rasheed has a great sense of humor, I loved the interview, it was funny, and very Sheedtastic, I loved it , he does great things for kids, gotta love him!!!!

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  10. jess

    Ooh Yea.. if anyone wanted to watch the game its on right now on NBA.com (against washington).

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  11. Sammi

    thats good that they are making things work…

    oh btw, the Detroit Pistons (official fan myspace) is now being run by a few of my family members and i. so if you would like to add us, great. here the site:

    myspace.com/detroit_basketball

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  12. Amanda

    I completely agree with you, raul. I loved what Flip had to say and I thought it made perfect sense. Hopefully his beliefs will prove true next season.

    “[Give] the NBA 48 minutes of hell.”

    That should be the Pistons’ new slogan. lol

    I can’t wait to buy some new Pistons’ merchandise. There’s so much crap I want! Somebody’s going to have to take my Visa away. lol

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  13. Anonymous

    Hilarious amanda — the Visa thing — because last night I went crazy online shopping at the Palace Locker Room. (My stuff should be here tomorrow YAY!) You get free shipping for orders over $50 right now so hop to it!

    DEEE-TROIT BASKETBALL!!!!

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  14. Anonymous

    Sheed interview was great…..really enjoyed it.

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  15. MikeintheD

    i got to meet and talk to chauncey billups today! i am a chef at joe dumars fieldhouse on mound road and today was the last day of his camp for kids. I bought a brand new Pistons tee shirt and at the end of his autograph session he signed it! I told him i was happy he decided to stay with us the next few years and he said “believe me man i am too”. I thanked him and that was that….

    Not to mention a couple weeks ago i cooked rasheed his own personal pizza for his camp. I wasnt there on his autograph session day but i did take the pizza spatula he used ha…..

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