The Pistons vs. The Bulls 89-90 Playoff Battles

by | Aug 6, 2009 | 8 comments

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?


  1. Chad

    I’m sitting at my desk and I was just randomly thinking.. “Draft then get rid of Chase Buddinger? dats racis.”


  2. Richie


  3. The Fan

    Hey Nat! Any chance you have any articles or vids for when Jordon picked up 6 fouls against the Pistons in the 4th Quarter way back and Adrian Dantley forced him into 3 of those?

  4. Natalie Sitto

    No, If it wasn’t replayed in the last 4 or so years I don’t have it. I will however keep an eye out on ESPN classic.

  5. Amber

    Love him!!!!!! 😀

  6. Rashid Umar

    I remember during in ’89, the Pistons had problems being NY, Cleveland, and Milwaukee during the regular season, but swept the Bulls 6-0. So naturally, when Chicago played the Cavs in the first round I rooted for the them to beat Cleveland and they did (that’s when Jordan hit the game winner on Ehlo to clinch the series). Then the Bulls took out the Knicks in the second round to play us. I was excited because we dominated them. But then the Bulls took two out of the first 3 games of the series. I was worried until the Bad Boys won the next 3 games to get to the finals then swept the Lakers. Memories…

    BTW, I have some of those games on tape if you’re interested….

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