John DeShazier of the New Orleans Times Picayune has a nice feature on Louisiana native Greg Monroe having his jersey retired by his high school and got a nice Pistons related scoop out of it: Monroe will give up his No. 10 with the Pistons in deference to Dennis Rodman:
He’s going to do this, too: As a Piston, he’s going to give up his No. 10 jersey.
The number was worn by former Pistons Bad Boy — and bad boy in general — Dennis Rodman, a member of this year’s Naismith Hall of Fame Class. It’s the only number that has been worn by Monroe, the No. 7 overall pick last year, who started 48 of his 80 games and made the league’s all-rookie team. But he’s willing to give it up to honor Rodman.
“They told me I could keep it, but just out of respect, I think I’m going to change my number,” he said.
Just when you think Monroe can’t get more popular among Pistons fans. It’s a great gesture by Monroe. He certainly would’ve represented the No. 10 well, but it’s a number that belongs to Rodman. And New York area strippers.
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