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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mayor Dave Bing

OK, I'm from Boston, and grew up listening to Boston Celtics Radio, and watching Boston Celtics games. I watched Bill Russell, Sam Jones, KC Jones, Satch Sanders, and so many other Boston Celtics play the game like masters of the game. They were special men, gladiators of the sport. Now another gladiator of the game, from one of my favorite old school teams, the Pistons is taking on a new sport. - Politics. Yes It's Dave Bing.

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As reported by the Chicago Sun Times, former Pistons great Dave Bing pulled a surprising victory in the Detroit mayoral election yesterday. Bing began his NBA playing career in the now-troubled city in 1966 and ran on a platform of -- wait for it -- change.

Bing, 65, ran as a change agent and nonpolitician. He worked to convince voters that he would bring his business sensibilities to city government.

"I don't intend to lose. We're winning," Bing said earlier in the day.

Despite some hiccups along the way -- he refused to name a 25-person transition team, battled allegations of being an outsider and lied about having a master's degree -- Bing handily convinced voters he was the best man to bring the city out of crisis.

Bing's victory was capped by a very basketball-esque entrance to greet supporters as Europe's "Final Countdown" played. More HERE

Congratulations Dave Bing!

PS: Bingo!

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