Intimidating shirts


Tatum was known around the league as the most devastating hitter, having knocked out over 30 players throughout his pro career. He and Earl Campbell collided head on, both were knocked out on impact.Famously his hit paralyzed wide receiver Darryl Stingley and he separated Vikings receiver Sammy White from his uniform.When these stars played Detroit in the playoffs their FG% dropped even further.Of course their was no shortage of fights on court.Detroit held a rare trait, the best players in the world were terrified of playing them.While their physical play was highly publicized, the mental games they played with opponents had devastating effects.There no layup rule often left stars like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Dominique Wilkins, Charles Barkley and Magic Johnson bloodied on the floor.Each of these star players saw their field goal percentage drop significantly when playing Detroit.

Rick Mahorn, Dennis Rodman and Bill Laimbeer formed a nasty front court, that could get into the heads of even the best front court players.Among their best fights could have been the numerous assaults on Boston’s Mc Hale and Bird.The two teams had bench clearing brawls more than 8 times.Perhaps their most famous battle was that with Michael Jordan.The “Jordan Rules” was a strategy employed by the Pistons that called for 3 players to rush the paint anytime Michael took a dribble.They played the game of basketball like escaped convicts imploring physical and mental intimidation.

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