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Let's face it, there's not much to love about any of the current Detroit Pistons. Their own mothers likely can't stand to look at their faces after that childish 2010-11 campaign.
I suppose Greg Monroe has the potential to be a fan favorite, but not quite yet. So, if you had to pick one Piston who is still of relevance when it comes to popularity, you'd have to say it's Ben Wallace.
We all loved the days when the roster was "Goin' To Work" with Big Ben, 'Sheed, Chauncey, Rip, and Tay. Billups got dealt away to Denver, 'Sheed left us for Boston (ouch), Rip showed his true colors, and Prince —though a valuable role player—never developed into the player he seemed like he could (and will probably leave via free agency).
Yes, Wallace followed the dollar signs to Chicago, but he realized his mistake and he came back to the D. Pay no attention to the valid point that no one else really wanted him.
Once back in a Detroit uniform, Ben's numbers improved from his Chicago/Cleveland days as his effort and hustle seemed to only reach full throttle as a Piston.
Was he a Defensive MVP candidate again? Of course not, opposing teams no longer feared the 'fro, but it was almost as if the improved effort on Ben's part was his apology to the city of Detroit and its fans.