Troy Weaver incident symbolic of an era for the Detroit Pistons

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Troy Weaver's recent altercation with a fan marks a new low point in a season full of them for the Detroit Pistons.

I put my two cents already, so if you want to know what I think or watch the video, you can find it here.

I think the whole thing is overblown, so I won't belabor the point, but regardless of how you feel about the fan's behavior or Weaver's reaction, the incident is symbolic of en entire era of Detroit Pistons' basketball.

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Detroit Pistons fans are tired of losing

Whether it is Weaver getting heckled or fans chanting "Sell the Team!" at owner Tom Gores, it's pretty obvious that Pistons fans are getting fed up.

The team was supposed to be better this season and isn't, which was a very low bar to clear considering last season was the second-worst in franchise history.

They suffered through a record 28-game losing streak, have mismanaged a badly constructed roster and turned over half of it at the trade deadline.

And it's not like it's just this season. The Pistons are 366-639 under Tom Gores, the worst record in the NBA in that stretch. They are 70-229 (and counting) since Troy Weaver was hired to fix a mess that haven't seen a playoff win since 2008, the longest drought in the NBA.

This is a once proud franchise with the fans that go with it and they are clearly unhappy with all of the losing, especially when there isn't any guaranteed relief in sight.

Fans are upset and letting their displeasure be known, whether it is at games or the coverage by local and national media, which has been decidedly negative this season.

There is a growing divide between Pistons fans and the front office

Sometimes when you hear Tom Gores and Troy Weaver speak about the current state of the Pistons, you wonder if they are watching the same team.

They talk a lot about "youth," "upside" and "financial flexibility," three carrots waived in front of fans when your team isn't any good but you want them to keep plodding along.

There is some amount of optimism within the fanbase, especially when it comes to the young core and those of us who have been watching long enough know that it takes time for a young team to morph into a good team.

We've been patient but the patience is wearing thin.

The team in the front office's vision and the one we see on the court do not currently align, which hasn't helped a disgruntled fanbase that is sick of hearing the same rhetoric on a loop.

This gap will narrow as the team starts to win games, but right now the fans and front office have an adversarial relationship that is rearing its ugly head and there is only one way to fix it.