Rasheed Wallace believes the 2004 Pistons would beat the 2017 Warriors



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The current trend among former NBA players is proclaiming their respective championship teams would beat the 2017 Golden State Warriors.

Unsurprisingly former Pistons big man Rasheed Wallace threw his hat into the debate declaring his 2004 championship team would “run through” Golden State.

Via the Slam and Yahoo Sports:

Sheed: “Oh, we’d run through them. Not even close. We play defense.”

Mike Brown compared the defense of today’s Warriors and that Pistons team. Do you agree?

Sheed: “I’d agree to a certain point. But I think the Warriors’ defensive strategy is, I’ma put up more shots than you. And if you try to match that, then you assed out because they got exceptional shooters.

“So that’s their whole defensive thing. I don’t call it good defense if the man came down and he shot a jump shot or shot a three and missed it, and the Warriors went back down to the other end and scored it.

“That’s not good defense, and that’s what happens a lot in this game now. They’re not shutting nobody down. Even though you can’t shut a scorer down—you can slow him down.

“With the way that we played in Detroit, we’d lock [players] down. The things that we did in Detroit will never be done again.

Golden State statistically had one of the best defenses in the NBA this season so I’m not sure where Sheed is coming from on that thought. However before we totally disregard Wallace’s comments lets not forget it was that same Pistons team that took down the star studded Lakers team in five games.

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