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Moaning and winning in Motown
John Papanek
February 28, 1977
The Pistons feud constantly with their coach, but you couldn't tell by their play
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February 28, 1977

Moaning And Winning In Motown

The Pistons feud constantly with their coach, but you couldn't tell by their play

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"Nobody's going to see the real News on this team, 'cause I ain't designated to score 30," Barnes went on. "I'm better than any forward on this team. I got two broken legs, I'm still better. News didn't come here to sit on wood. I got to get my 30. My fans be demanding it."

"See," said Lanier. "Another dude getting mad."

In the back, Howard Porter—"Geezer," the team's self-appointed psychologist—considered the scene. "Everything is reflective of individual personalities," he said, stroking his beard. "There are no mysteries here."

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