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Originally from Fort Wayne, IN, the Detroit Pistons made their debut in the Motor City in 1957 with star players like George Yardley and Gene Shue leading the way. They were successful that first year, winning in the first round of the playoffs before losing in the second round to the St. Louis Hawks (who later became the Atlanta Hawks). But over the next two decades the Detroit Pistons struggled, not winning their division once over that span.
The 1980's brought in a new era for Detroit Pistons basketball. In what would later be referred to as the "Bad Boys Era," the Detroit Pistons drafted Isaiah Thomas and acquired Bill Laimbeer and Vinnie Johnson to form a dynamic trio that would become a force in the NBA. As each year passed, the Detroit Pistons started to climb the NBA ladder but would lose in the playoffs each year to more dominant teams of the time like the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics. But the 1988-89 season changed all that as the aggressive and tough team battled its way through the playoffs and defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-game sweep to become NBA World Champions. Proving that their win was not an aberration, the Detroit Pistons repeated that feat the next year, this time beating the Portland Trail Blazers for back-to-back titles.
In the following years, the Detroit Pistons struggled to return to championship form. The turning point for the franchise was the hiring of former player Joe Dumars as president of basketball operations in 2000, who immediately made big changes to the team. In the first few years after his hire, Dumars acquired players like Richard Hamilton, Chauncey Billups, Rasheed Wallace and Tayshaun Prince to form a strong nucleus of players once again in Detroit. In 2004, the Detroit Pistons surprised everyone but themselves and defeated the heavily favored Los Angeles Lakers four games to one to win their third NBA title.