There hasn't been much to get excited about in the Motor City these days, and especially not in the Palace at Auburn Hills, where the Detroit Pistons play basketball. With Rip Hamilton barely playing, and guys like Tracy McGrady and Tayshaun Prince desperately holding on to their fading careers, it's not exactly been the best time to be a Detroit Pistons fan.
But Will Bynum changed that on Tuesday night...if only for a moment. Who knew it would take a six-foot point guard with less than considerable skills to bring the Palace to its feet for the first time since...well, since awhile.
On a night where the league's best team, the San Antonio Spurs, cruised to an easy victory, Will Bynum had the night of his life by posting 21 points and providing Spurs guard George Hill with a first-class ticket to Dunk City.
What's more is that besides being a nice highlight film, it reminds us all why being an NBA fan is so much fun. Not every team can be the Lakers or Celtics, who compete to be the NBA champion more often than not. Even on a team that isn't making the playoffs, or making it through the playoffs, there can be moments, little nuggets of basketball gold. Just like when a six-foot point guard throws down a dunk on the best team in the league.
And truthfully, how many chances does Bynum get to posterize someone? This is the kind of clip that should be on a continuous loop in his house. It should be seen as soon as someone walks in his door. It's a nice moment for a guy who has averaged seven points a game for his career. In the NBA, even the little guy can be larger than life for a moment.