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Chronz
01-30-2013, 09:05 PM
With todays trade, the Pistons have said good bye to the final link to the single most stifling defensive unit Ive ever seen. Tay's rep as a stopper is well known, but it almost didn't happen. It took a 3-1 deficit to an 8th seed for Carlisle to realize what a weapon he had and unleash it he did. Tmac, Iverson, Kobe, the list of star scorers to be noticeably effected by Tay's length.


#1 - Breakout vs Orlando Magic (2003)
With Tmac easily shooting over the top of Michael Curry and blowing by the likes of Uncle Cliffy, to the tune of 40PPG and a 3-1 lead, then Coach Rick Carlisle was running out of options. After season long criticism, Carlisle got the brilliant idea to counter length with even more length, finally deciding to give his 6"9 pterodactyl a crack at the phenom. The move paid immediate dividends. The Pistons recovered from their deficit and while Tmac still averaged 25Pts, he shot 36% in doing so. It wasn't all Tayshaun, the Pistons as a group were actually recovering from minor injuries, Ben Wallace for one got more mobile as the series went on, but this was the series that let people know Tay's potential as a defender.



#2 - The Block (2004)
Reggie Miller -- Nuff said


#3 - Finals vs Kobe
Holding Kobe to the worst showing of his career while your team wins the chip is a pretty big deal. Again, the help defense was superb, but Kobe called him the longest guy hes ever faced.

ThaDubs
01-30-2013, 09:06 PM
Definitely the block on Reggie Miller.

phlp_bj
01-30-2013, 09:09 PM
http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/tayshaun-prince-3997/

Lions #81
01-30-2013, 09:12 PM
Miller block.

greg_ory_2005
01-30-2013, 09:14 PM
I remember the game with the Reggie block. I remember just yelling at the screen saying that Reggie better dunk that. Stupid Prince. :(

GunFactor187
01-30-2013, 09:15 PM
Reggie Miller block
Half-court clutch shots

HotMayo
01-30-2013, 09:30 PM
Defense on Kobe

BoozerYells
01-30-2013, 09:33 PM
i know this isnt from the nba, but this is also a great moment for the guy. starts the game with 5 straight 3's

the last one he hits is just ridiculous
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=MZ_8z9Zizek#t=60s

Bishnoff
01-30-2013, 09:34 PM
I've never liked Prince lol.

Kashmir13579
01-30-2013, 09:34 PM
I'll never forget the block.

Gators123
01-30-2013, 09:37 PM
His defense on Kobe in the Finals.

koreancabbage
01-30-2013, 09:48 PM
last piece of the championship team finally gone (correct?)

WVNowitzki
01-30-2013, 09:49 PM
Reggie Miller block for sure. Tayshaun is a cool dude

LionsFan..LOL
01-30-2013, 09:55 PM
I'll always remember the block vs. Indiana. If he doesn't make that it's possible the Pistons don't even make the finals.

C-Wick925
01-30-2013, 09:56 PM
Tie for me between the block and his D on kobe

GunFactor187
01-30-2013, 10:14 PM
last piece of the championship team finally gone (correct?)

Correct.

njnets
01-30-2013, 10:26 PM
miller block. first thing that i thought of.

netsgiantsyanks
01-30-2013, 10:31 PM
block on reggie miller.

xILLN355
01-30-2013, 10:35 PM
5 three's in a row to start the game when he was with Kentucky

king4day
01-30-2013, 10:47 PM
I altered the thread title since it initially sounded like his career was over.

Ill21
01-30-2013, 10:49 PM
That block was great

J4KOP99
01-30-2013, 10:53 PM
easily the miller block

DallasTrilla23
01-30-2013, 11:03 PM
Without a doubt it has to be the block.

b@llhog24
01-30-2013, 11:50 PM
The block.

JasonJohnHorn
01-31-2013, 12:45 AM
Easily the block on Miller. Classic Prince. But he's done a lot to slow down the best wing players in the league. T-Mac in his prime. LBJ (though Kobe would come back to beast up on Prince later). Kobe. The fact he was able to slow those guys down illustrates just how good his defense is.

I was against Memphis trading Gay initially, despite his low FG% this season, and as a Detroit fan I was really hoping to see Prince retire a Piston, but it's going to be really exciting to see what Prince can do against Durant should the two teams meet up in the post-season.

Stuckey#3
01-31-2013, 01:10 AM
The Block. It was one of those NBA moments that made fans jump off their friggin couch...
Amazing, not only did it change the momentum of the series. But also set the tone for what would become Eastern Conference dominance.

Chronz
01-31-2013, 02:12 AM
Easily the block on Miller. Classic Prince. But he's done a lot to slow down the best wing players in the league. T-Mac in his prime. LBJ (though Kobe would come back to beast up on Prince later). Kobe. The fact he was able to slow those guys down illustrates just how good his defense is.

I was against Memphis trading Gay initially, despite his low FG% this season, and as a Detroit fan I was really hoping to see Prince retire a Piston, but it's going to be really exciting to see what Prince can do against Durant should the two teams meet up in the post-season.
I recall him doing very well against AI

CubsBullsBucs
01-31-2013, 02:17 AM
didnt know he died. RIP Tayshaun

sodaddicted
01-31-2013, 02:47 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNb8kqmxO7I

Wow that is sad :(

kobe4thewinbang
01-31-2013, 07:18 AM
I'll say the block on Reggie Miller, and his play in general vs the Spurs in that great series.

Longhornfan1234
01-31-2013, 08:52 AM
Wade averaging 28 points and 62% on him in the '06 playoffs. He got abused in that playoffs.

NYKnickFanatic
01-31-2013, 10:08 AM
The block by a long shot.

Baller1
01-31-2013, 01:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNb8kqmxO7I

Wow that is sad :(

Damn, that is sad.

the_antz_nest
01-31-2013, 07:04 PM
the block on reggie for sure.

this stuck in my mind though. maybe cause i was watching the game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4swNusqH1I

Cal827
01-31-2013, 08:39 PM
The Block.

Eagles710
01-31-2013, 08:57 PM
the moment that i think is BEST , is probably when he got traded , that was pretty great

hidalgo
02-01-2013, 06:20 AM
2004 finals, he made kobe his woman