Former Detroit Pistons bad boy Bill Laimbeer was part of the winning team in the Shooting Stars competiton. Laimbeer, the coach of the WNBA’s Detroit Shock, was booed mightily by the crowd at the Thomas & Mack Center before the competition.
Laimbeer, Shock guard Swin Cash and Pistons guard Chauncey Billups won the competiton when the Chicago Bulls’ team of Scottie Pippen and Ben Gordon was disqualified.
“I’m going to try to figure out how we’re in Vegas and getting booed and I look to my left and it’s all about Bill,” Cash said. “Chauncey and I are very likable. But for some reason, they just hate Bill. He has a theory that it’s because all the Laker fans are here.”
Laimbeer didn’t seem to mind the booing. [ep
“The era I played in was very intense and competitive. There’s was no shaking hands or hugging or kissing or anything like that,” he said. “It was, we’re going to go otu there and kick your butt in basketball. People miss those days, so they still hang on to them.”