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This Pistons Fan Didn’t Take Long To Get Over Tayshaun Prince

Tayshaun Prince spent the first 10-and-a-half years of his NBA career as a Detroit Piston. The small forward, whom the team drafted 23rd overall in the 2002 NBA Draft, had experienced the highs (a championship over the heavily favored Lakers in 2004) and the lows (basically everything that’s happened since).

But the plug was pulled on Prince very suddenly today, as he was dealt to the Grizzlies as part of the three-team trade that also sent Rudy Gay to the Raptors and Jose Calderon to the Pistons.

One fan in particular took the news swift, and took the news hard. He had the good fortune of scoring seats right next to the tunnel. So he donned his Wednesday best — a No. 22 Prince jersey — and waited with ants in his pants at the chance to high-five his favorite player.

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But as you can see, confusion ensued. Prince didn’t emerge from the tunnel with the team. The fan whipped out his smartphone to see what was up. A late injury? A sudden illness?

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Much to his dismay, it was neither. Instead, the team’s marquee player of the last decade had been yanked away from the team in haste, and instead of wallowing, the fan just up and pulled that band-aid off so quickly, he didn’t even know what hit him. That band-aid being his jersey.

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Underneath was a Kentucky Basketball t-shirt. John Calipari will never forsake you like Tayshaun Prince would.


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000282553705 Tami Hegwood

    shitty loyalty dude ,,, wasnt his fault,, how about thanks for the memories?

  • Dan

    You’re missing the point. The point isn’t that he now hates Prince, its that he no longer cares about the Pistons. The point is that UK basketball shirt underneath. This guy has probably already ordered his new Memphis Prince jersey. #BBN

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