For which team is Big Ben's bell tolling?
Ben Wallace was the heart of a champion.
The 'fro of the franchise.
On Monday, Big Ben tolled one last time for the Pistons. His agent, Arn Tellem, called Pistons president Joe Dumars to deliver the bad news: Wallace had decided to collect a bigger paycheck from the Chicago Bulls.
We now recognize a moment of silence so Pistons fans can mourn.
In this moment of franchise tragedy, Pistons fans are asking the obvious question: How could this happen?
Wasn't Wallace a lock to re-sign with the Pistons five months ago? Didn't the Pistons trade Darko Milicic, in part, to free up cap space to re-sign Wallace?
Wasn't this starting five like family, a family that could never be broken up?
Five months ago, the answers all seemed to be pointing firmly toward "yes."
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