Pistons’ Plan to Stop Lebron

Years ago, the Detroit Pistons had a catchy name — “Jordan Rules” — to contain an NBA superstar.

Pistons coach won’t reveal the name for Lebron Plan, “We’ve got a name for it,” Pistons coach Flip Saunders said Saturday with a sly grin. “But I’m not going to talk about it now. Maybe later.”

Tayshaun Prince will be the primary defender, drawing his usual assignment against a star on the perimeter, but he will get plenty of help.

“It’s going to be a collective effort,” Saunders said.

“If you let him get to the basket, he can make plays for himself and other people,” Saunders said.

“At this point, no matter who it is, he’s going to get fouled hard going to the basket,” Saunders said. “You’ve seen that in the playoffs so far and as you extend in the playoffs, more is at stake. You might kind of like somebody the first game and the second game you kind of don’t like them. By the fifth game, you hate them. That’s just the playoffs.”

Source: Herald Tribune