Following the Mantra of Obama: Change Is Needed in Detroit

Omari Sankofa IIContributor IApril 27, 2009

AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 24:  Head coach Michael Curry talk with Rodney Stuckey #3 of the Detroit Pistons while playing the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at the Palace of Auburn Hills on April 24, 2009 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Cleveland won the game 79-68 to take a 3-0 series lead NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Game four of the Pistons-Cavs series was a disgrace.

Not because of Detroit's record. Not because LeBron shoved his LeFist down our LeThroats.  Not even because we were eliminated.

But because never in my lifetime have I ever seen such a betrayal of a home team.

No effort. No support. No "Deeeeeeeeeetroooooooiiiiiittttt BAASKEEETBALLL!" chants, just "MVP! MVP!"

On Sunday, Lebron was truly the King of the Palace.

If Joe Dumars has any sense left in him, he will change the Pistons' roster more than he has ever had to. Dumars should do the following if he wants to get this franchise back on track: 

-Not resign Rasheed, who saw it fit to be bested by a kid he should have totally dominated.

-Try to land either Mehmet Okur or Carlos Boozer, or both. 

-Trade Tayshaun for a small forward who knows what toughness is. 

-Fire Michael Curry and hire a coach who knows the meaning of consistent rotation.

Must I go on?

Out of all of the teams of the East, the Pistons have been the biggest disappointment. Luckily, the Pistons are also in one of the best positions to make waves this summer.

Lets pray that there is still a drop of Detroit Motor City Oil left in the Piston of this Detroit sports car, or else we'll be pushing it all the way to the Bottom of the Barrel Gas Station.

Assuming that there is anyone willing to push, of course.