April 9, 2008

The Weakest Link: Detroit Pistons

Someone, possibly Karl Marx, once said, “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” I don’t really get what that means, but as the playoffs approach, El Blowtorch will be profiling the worst player on each team’s roster. Then, the players will face off in a simulated one-on-one game of NBA 2K8 if it’s available at Video Villa. Obviously, this will provide the in-depth analysis needed to predict the winners for each playoff series. Up next, the Detroit Pistons and Lindsey Hunter…

I bet you didn’t even know that Lindsey Hunter was on the Pistons. I didn’t. And honestly, I can’t believe he’s still playing. He played on a team with Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars. When they were players. So kudos to Lindsey Hunter for still being able to play basketball, I suppose.

However, here are the headlines from this season (along with my thoughts) on NBA.com about Lindsey Hunter:

Oct. 15, 2007 – First Action of the Preseason
When it’s news that you actually played in a preseason game, that’s no bueno.
Oct. 27, 2007 – Could Play More Than Expected
Seems encouraging.
Nov. 15, 2007 – First Action of the Season
Three weeks from “could play more” to first action is not a good sign.
Dec. 6, 2007 – Season-high 12 Minutes
Jan. 11, 2008 – Seven Points in Return
Those 7 points are exactly 1/6 of all points that Lindsey has scored this year.
Mar. 15, 2008 – Return to Action on March 19
No stories for two months?
Pistons fans, if Lindsey Hunter plays in the playoffs you’ll either be really happy or really sad.

Fun Facts:
Was once suspended for testing positive for diet pills…Middle name is Benson…On road trips, Hunter can often be found frequenting local honkytonks and piano bars where he will often challenge another pianist to duel…second cousin of actress Holly Hunter and model Rachel Hunter…favorite song is “Motownphilly” by singing group Boys II Men

Proof That Lindsey Hunter is Indifferent About Playing in NBA Games:


stopmikelupica said...

Great pic, man. Yep, Lindsay Hunter. I remember writing about how him, Webber and McDyess were getting big minutes for the Pistons during last year's playoff run, and how that right there is why the Pistons ran out of gas against the Cavs.

Now, with Stuckey, Maxiell and Afflado, they have a better bench. They will survive.

goathair said...

Word on the streetis that Hunter is taking Afflalo's spot for the playoffs. I don't get it.

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