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    Pistonsí Maxiell Is The Gold Standard In Detroit Sports

    By Matt Dery

    Think about what we have been discussing lately in Detroit sports and on 97.1 The Ticket. Titus Young continues to abuse the privilege of playing in the NFL and with the Detroit Lions. First place in the Big Ten, Michigan State, had two starters get into a fight at the team hotel in State College on the morning of a game. Reportedly Jonas Jerebkoís father, Chris, unhappy with his sonís lack of playing time, told a Swedish newspaper that he hopes Lawrence Frank is not here next year. And then there is the Red Wings who three games into the season are having their effort questioned after a 1-2 start. Not good. Not good at all.

    We are blessed to live in the greatest sports city in the world.

    Detroit has it all when it comes to its teams and also its fansí passion for their favorite squads. Detroit also has an athlete who keeps his mouth shut and comes to work every single day regardless of the circumstances and performs: Jason Maxiell. No tweets about his lack of touches (Titus). No rumbles with teammates on gameday (Dawson and Payne). No lack of playing time so dad spouts off (Jerebko).

    None of that. When it comes to Maxiell, he earns his money and really works hard, day in and day out. The Pistons are not going to win a championship with the engine fueled by Jason anytime soon, but, he sets the tone with his play and his determination to get better.

    He does the right things on and off the court. He is never a problem, rather always part of the solution.

    Jason Maxiell may not be here next season. He is an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career and should test the waters. He deserves that opportunity. Maxiell is averaging 8 points a game and 6 rebounds a contest for the Pistons in 2012-2013. 8 and 6. Not exactly eye-popping numbers at all, yet, here he is starting every single game for Detroit this season. Fans have asked why for years.

    Why is Maxiell playing so much? Why is he still starting over Andre Drummond? Trust me, if L Frank was to bench Jason now, heíd lose his locker room. Maxiell has been a big part of the progress puzzle with this basketball team especially on the defensive end. Last night he carried the team in a sluggish first quarter against the Magic and finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds in the win. No headlines. No fanfare. Just punching the clock.
    http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/01/...-the-standard/

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    I agree with the idea behind this but if we are talking about good people and good athletes I'd put Pavel Datsyuk/Henrik Zetterberg up near the top. Both are elites at there position and still are good people.



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    alright

    Quote Originally Posted by DreDrum#1 View Post
    This is where nba experts are find SVG's worth and the Pistons seed projection: 11th in the east. Like i said: SVG hasnt done $h!t

    http://www.freep.com/videonetwork/3679829820001

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionsFan..LOL View Post
    I agree with the idea behind this but if we are talking about good people and good athletes I'd put Pavel Datsyuk/Henrik Zetterberg up near the top. Both are elites at there position and still are good people.
    We don't hear anything from Datsyuk because he only knows 5 English words

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    Even better. This way I can't be crushed and find out that he really is a hitman.



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    Quote Originally Posted by LionsFan..LOL View Post
    Even better. This way I can't be crushed and find out that he really is a hitman.
    Crushed? That would be awesome!

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    "I trust my eyes to doctor Rahmani and you should too" in my best Datsyuk voice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuySir View Post
    Crushed? That would be awesome!
    I just want one guy not in trouble with the law lol.

    Now that I think about Calvin Johnson needs to be up there as well. Verlander too. So whoever wrote this article is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy off.



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    Ha Maxiell is so far from gold standard...Rasheed...perfect Detroit youth role model

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipCity32 View Post
    "I trust my eyes to doctor Rahmani and you should too" in my best Datsyuk voice.
    eih trutyt my eyes tew dr RAHakmen yew syed tew

    Quote Originally Posted by DreDrum#1 View Post
    This is where nba experts are find SVG's worth and the Pistons seed projection: 11th in the east. Like i said: SVG hasnt done $h!t

    http://www.freep.com/videonetwork/3679829820001

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket View Post
    eih trutyt my eyes tew dr RAHakmen yew syed tew
    Lol

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