Controversy hits the all-time favorite Detroit Pistons player vote

Detroit Pistons Luke Kennard. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Detroit Pistons Luke Kennard. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

We asked you to give us your all-time favorite Detroit Pistons players, and after the first round of voting we’re one step closer to a winner!

Voting began yesterday to determine who fans viewed as their favorite Detroit Pistons player of all time. After 24 hours of voting, we have some results! But not before having to deal with some controversy.

16 players advanced while 16 others were eliminated. After dealing with some seeding arguments and consoling those whose favorite player didn’t make the cut, it was a largely successful day.

The polls were posted on our Twitter account, and that’s where they’ll be when the second round kicks off on March 24th.

So who advanced? Let’s get into the first eight match ups!

No real shocking upsets here, Billups is the presumed favorite to win the bracket alongside Isiah Thomas, and the franchise greats were all able to beat the new regime players.

The most interesting match up here may have been Rodman versus Griffin, given that it could show a deep contrast of voters. Some having never seen Rodman play and only knowing life with Griffin on the court, and some who actually lived through the Bad Boys era.

After a tough battle, Rodman prevailed with 60 percent of the vote.

On to the final eight match ups of round one!

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Finally when we arrived to our final match up of round one, it was #11 seed Dave Bing versus #22 seed Luke Kennard. Classic old-school against new-school, but the results were shocking.

With 30 minutes remaining in the poll, Bing held a slight advantage with 50.3 percent of the vote. By the time it had ended, he and Kennard were dead even at 50 percent.

At this point it became clear that a majority of the voters are younger, and haven’t had the pleasure of learning about what Bing means not only to the Pistons but to the entire city of Detroit.

His impact goes beyond the game of basketball, and the voting results did not properly reflect that. So, an impromptu tiebreaker vote was held lasting only 30 minutes, and it was then that Bing claimed his rightful victory. He won with 58 percent of the vote.

So with the first round voting officially over with, here are the match ups for the second round.

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Once again, voting will start back up on March 24th on our Twitter account, @PistonPowered!