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Rip quitting on Pistons, on way out?

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08:09 AM ET 12.21 | The environment in Detroit may be going from bad to worse. Guard Richard Hamilton, a mainstay during the Pistons' run of six consecutive conference finals appearances, is upset with his role on the team and has become a distraction, team sources said. Hamilton's non-participation in Saturday's practice, along with his upset stomach that caused him to miss Sunday's game and complaints about his diminished role have led some in the organization to wonder if Hamilton has quit on the Pistons. "He quit on us," one team source said.

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December 21, 2010  08:15 AM ET

Hell they ALL quit from management all the way down to players!!!!Plus they gave him that horrible contract for a mid range shooter...Eeekk!!!

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December 21, 2010  08:26 AM ET
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Hell they ALL quit from management all the way down to players!!!!Plus they gave him that horrible contract for a mid range shooter...Eeekk!!!

Of course he's not playing to his contract of 12mil per year. But I don't blame him. He's aging on a sinking ship. A young team like Nets or Minny can give up a few assets for him. He can be the difference on a playoff run. He can also tip the scales for contenders like Dallas and San Antonio. Lakers and Celts are overstocked at the guard positions...

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December 21, 2010  08:53 AM ET

He should have quit on this team right after the playoffs in 08.

December 21, 2010  09:00 AM ET
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I wouldn't be surprised if the whole team quit after watching Dumars ruin what they had going.Meanwhile Rip is following in AI's footsteps.

Bro, Joe D f'ed up beginning with the Darko draft selection over Melo and D-Wade. I hate that the head coach, a former Tar Heel, has to put up with this crap in Motown.

Go Tar Heels!!!!

December 21, 2010  09:02 AM ET

Is AI available?

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December 21, 2010  09:40 AM ET
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Rip,Joe D and the Pistons are irrelevant in the NBA....and the straw that broke the camel's back was when they used most of their cap on guys like Gordon and CV....

that right .... from Milwaukee and when Joe D. signed CV#31, I was wondering what Joe saw that the Bucks did not ..... we draft Yi and he started over CV .... but the next year traded Yi and CV got beat out of the starting pF spot by a 2nd round pick Rookie!!! .... then did not make an offer to CV to made CV a RFA just let him go as a FA

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December 21, 2010  09:53 AM ET

Time to move on, Bro.

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December 21, 2010  10:08 AM ET

If not for Joe D, detroit would not have a championship, and successful runs to the Eastern conference and NBA championship games. ride gotta end at some point...

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December 21, 2010  10:14 AM ET

I disagree. After the Cs dismantled them in 08, the writing was on the wall that they needed to retool, if they wanted to continue to compete. Kinda like what Orlando has just done.

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