"BAAAAAD BOYS! BAAAAAD BOYS!" That chant filled the locker room as the Detroit Pistons won back-to-back NBA titles in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The best team in basketball and the most feared team in basketball, the Pistons made their tough, defense-oriented play popular under coach Chuck Daly.
Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Bill Laimbeer, Vinnie Johnson, Rick Mahorn, Dennis Rodman, John Salley, James Edwards, and Mark Aguirre led the Pistons to their domination of the basketball world when they captured titles in 1988-1989 and 1989-1990. With in-your-face defense, aggressive rebounding, skyhigh shot blocking, and great guard play, the Pistons played hoops with a distinct Detroit lunch pail work ethic.