For years the Detroit Pistons have been the butt of jokes from NBA fans.
Whether it is clowning on the abysmal record over the last four seasons or taking shots at the city of Detroit itself, there is a reason why the Pistons and their fans have adopted a “Detroit vs. Everybody” mentality.
One of the most common themes is that no one wants to play for Detroit, a narrative that Monte Morris dispelled this offseason when he was ecstatic about being traded to the Pistons.
Of course, Morris is from Flint, Michigan and grew up cheering for the Detroit Pistons, so was more than happy to return home and start a relationship that should be mutually beneficial.
That relationship, and the one Morris enjoys with his hometown, will be the subject of an upcoming documentary that was recently teased by the Detroit Pistons.
The Detroit Pistons tease upcoming documentary about Monte Morris
Monte Morris is not just an uderrated player on this Pistons’ roster, but in the league in general, as he isn’t a household name even though he’s been a solid player throughout his career.
People are sleeping on what his addition will mean for Detroit, both as a player who can solidify the guard ranks, and as an ambassador for the local culture.
These things will be highlighted in an upcoming episode of Under the Hood, presented by Pistons TV. The short documentary will be called “Homecoming: Monte Morris.” The Detroit Pistons team account released the first glimpse in a trailer yesterday:
Even in this short trailer, it’s obvious what playing for the Pistons means to Monte Morris and how much he has invested not only in the team but in the local culture.
Morris is going to be a fan favorite right away, and not just for his 3-point shooting and impressive assist-to-turnover ratio but for what he will bring to the culture of the team and to the city of Detroit.
This will be an episode worth watching, especially for fans who may not be familiar with Morris as a player or as a person.