Own the most watched NBA event of the year. Complete with highlights from the regular season, playoffs and the NBA Finals. This Championship release will contain full coverage of the Champ's winning season, including exclu... more »sive interviews, in-depth game analyses and behind the scenes action.« less
Kevin Guse | Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | 03/05/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Let me begin with telling you that I enjoyed watching the main program of this DVD, which covered highlights and interviews with the players and staff of the Detroit Pistons and their opponents in their 2004 Larry O' Brian Trophy victory. As one of the other reviewers mentioned, I also believe that this DVD was a little rushed, and could have, and should have a LOT more content (only 88 minutes long with the special features). This DVD has absolutely no game coverage, not even the fifth and final game of the 2004 playoffs between the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers. It should have shown at least the second half of that game. I also believe that it could have shown some game coverage of the series against the Indiana Pacers. Also, many of the special features were very poorly done, some only about one minute long, and I don't know many people who would want to watch the pre-series and post-series analysis. And even though I am not a hard-core Pistons fan, I would still be very dissapointed with this DVD if I was."
Rushed and lacking
Brian Shaw | Orlando, FL USA | 12/10/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, here is a real review. This DVD seems like it is rushed, it didn't even include the game-clinching quarters in their entirety (like the Spurs DVD), or even the final game! The Lightning DVD contains the full Game 7! The quality is nice, but it's just one highlight reel, and is the same clips they show on NBA TV. Disappointing DVD. Great championship, but the disc could've been better."
NBA Champions 2003-2004 - Detroit Pistons
Tim | Michigan | 04/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The 2003-2004 Pistons were arguably one of the best teams ever assembled in the National Basketball Association. Not only is it made up of the exact same starters as the 2005-2006 season, but the teams bench had more depth to it. Throughout the 03-04 season, the Pistons were called the "underdog" in just about every big game they competed in. In the beginning of the season, no analyst picked the Pistons to go all the way to the finals and win it, however, the Pistons could have cared less what these analysts had to say. The swagger and composure these Pistons carried themselves was something in it's own right.
Coached by one of the greated coaches in NBA history, Larry Brown, the Pistons had all the right ingredients for an NBA championship. Ben Wallace, the forward/center out of Virginia Union University, was undrafted and had few minutes on the court with any other NBA team, came to the Pistons and tore it up on the defensive end setting the tone and what Detroit basketball was all about. Chauncy Billups was brought here to lead the offense as point guard and no one could run it more smoothe than the one they call "Mr. Big Shot" (Billups). Rip Hamiltons ability to knock down the mid-range jumper heated up throughout the playoffs and he also was a decisive reason the Pistons came out victorious. TayShaun Prince, the only Piston player to be drafted out of the University of Kentucky, was a quiet, yet loud maker on the defensive end. Prince is most known for his block on future Hall of Famer, Reggie Miller. Lastly, Rasheed Wallace was the last piece of the puzzle to fill in the power foward position. Detroit fans knew the Pistons would have made the playoffs, regardless, however, it was questioned on how far they could succeed. Rasheed Wallce is arguably the reason that the Pistons were put over the top and won the NBA Finals in 03-04.
Behind this master plan, was Head of Basketball Operations, Joe Dumars, who transformed this average basketball team into a power house it is today. Dumars collected all the right players in which what he thought would be the perfect fit for a Detroit Pistons franchise. This DVD is a perfect purchase for any Detroit Piston fan, or any basketball lover who can appreciate a solid basketball team."
GREAT SEASON...NOT AN UPSET
Tim Janson | Michigan | 05/26/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Obviously this disc is a look back at the incredible 2003-2004 championship season of the Detroit Pistons who shocked the NBA by winning the title and defeating the L.A. Lakers. first of all I will dispute the person who called this the biggest upset since Villanova defeated Georgetown. This was not an upset at all...You don't beat a team 4 games to 1 by an average of 13 points and have it an upset. The Pistons dismantled the Lakers plain and simple. The lakers may have had the two best players in Shaq and Kobe but the Pistons had the best team. They were bigger, faster, and played smarter and played better defense that the bloated, overrated Lakers. This DVD while it could have been longer includes great content including a look back at the entire season includig playoffs as well as bonus features:
A Blue Collar Team Joe Dumars Brings Back the Glory Days The Work Ethic of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Finals Trophy TV Spot Behind the Scenes with Richard Hamilton Larry Brown and Rasheed Wallace Pre-Finals Series Analysis Post-Finals Series Analysis
A must have for any Pistons fan and lets make it a repeat in 2005!
Mark Ciotti | Boonton, NJ USA | 07/16/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Not a very good DVD. No depth at all. I think ESPN gives you better highlights than this DVD does. What a rush job.
No realtime highlights or anything. Just boring and not much thought. Very disappointed."