NBA Access Features The Zoo Crew

by | Mar 11, 2008 | 19 comments

NBA Access with Ahmad Rashad did a fantastic piece on The Zoo Crew this past week. It was great opportunity for the rest of the country to see what the Pistons youth bring to the table.

I do have a very small issue with one thing in the story. When Amir Johnson was introduced, he was referred to him as a former D-League player. Not that that isn’t the truth, but it doesn’t really tell his tale correctly if you didn’t know much about him. It just doesn’t paint the right picture if you ask me (I know, I’m being ridiculous). Other than that, it’s a wonderful segment.


  1. Anonymous

    Thank you for sharing this great video with us and I would like to know is it possible that I can download this video in my computer? If not, I hope you can save it in the video page of so I can click it whenever I want, Thanks !!

  2. Steve

    Great video… I’m sorry that I missed it on tv the other day, but you came to the rescue as always!

  3. BabyBen

    FINALLY, The Zoo Crew with some recogniztion. *Chuckles* I’m happy for them. So it’s safe to assume that Maxiell is the Ring Leader of this Zoo, huh? Since he is the quote, ‘Original’ Bench ‘Starter’, unquote.

  4. Anonymous

    wait can someone give me a detail on the video because my school blocks videos, so i can’t watch it, haha

    hey babyben aren’t u suppose to be in school, lol, i’m just joking

    and oh yeah babyben, since your name is “babyben” can u give us an update on how Ben is doing in cleveland?

    LET’S GO PISTONS AND LET’S GET THAT SHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2007-2008 IT’S OUR TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ALL BOUT DETROIT BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Dominic

    I can understand what you are saying Nat, it sounds as if the Pistons picked him up from the D-League and signed him to a contract
    rather than drafting him.
    But it looks like Maxi is the new sheed. The way he got behind Jarvis like that is the same as Sheed did to Reggie Miller but of course there will never be another sheed.

  6. Anonymous

    looks like Tay is injured hes on the injured list on Yahoo sports saids he has a bruised right elbow hope hes fine for the game tom

  7. Zachary

    No Natalie, you’re not being ridiculous, it’s misleading to refer to Amirzing as a “former D-leaguer”- that sort of reference is met for players like Jamario Moon who has worked their way out of obscurity. Considering the contract we just signed him to and the interest shown by other teams in him this summer, he was a prospect with considerable ‘upside’. No worries, I balked at that statement too. They should have said ‘former highschool standout’ or ‘the last player drafted out of highschool’. Only a piston fan gripes about this stuff!!

  8. Anonymous

    walter herrmann is way too good to be detroits renee dupree, he wasn’t even mentioned in the video

  9. Anonymous

    Haha “Renee Dupree”

    I actually feel sorry for Ronald. I read more about him, turns out we drafted him and he’s been on the Pistons like 3 or 4 different times. I really hope we can bring him back next year as our 12th or 15th man if we happen to lose some of our players to free agency/injuries.

  10. Anonymous

    Um Natalie are we ever going to see clips from Rip’s In My Own Words.

  11. jessi

    I was a little disappointed when they referred to amir as a former D league player they should have said a player drafted out of high school, who pent sometime in the D league developing his skills, well something like that… I liked the segment, its good to see a bench getting some love because they have been great this season the best bench out there

  12. Anonymous

    god will everyone please get off amirs dick?!

  13. Anonymous

    But is such a nice place to be

  14. DetroitGirl4life

    ^hahahahahahha omg hahahahha…ah man u almost made me spit out my food…wow that was random

    LET’S GO PISTONS AND LET’S GET THAT SHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2007-2008 IT’S OUR TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ALL BOUT DETROIT BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. jess

    Anonymous @ 8:26… why do you care so much? Why does it bother you that the fans support a player they like? You might not like him but everyone is entitled to their own opinion, right? And that goes to any other player who some of you hate that we love so much… I mean come on now, whats wrong with it?

  16. Anonymous

    I think they said former d-league player to descibe Amir because he did so well there and that is where he spent the majority of his time for his first two seasons. I was disappointed with this video; Amir and Rodney didn’t speak, Arron, Jason,and Jarvis didn’t say anything significant and Chauncey & Rip only reiterated what the other three bench players said.

  17. Anonymous

    Hey, how come Walter wasn’t included?? Any white guy with big hands and hustle deserve to be in the Crew!


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