What's Buzzing:

Ball Don't Lie

Pistons fan learns about Tayshaun Prince trade, takes off Prince jersey, lets healing begin (VIDEO)

Dan Devine
Ball Don't Lie

Most analysis of Wednesday night's trades sending Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors, Ed Davis, Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye to the Memphis Grizzlies, and Jose Calderon to the Detroit Pistons has focused on what the swaps meant for the Raps' future or the Grizzlies' present. But the trade also meant something to the Pistons' past — by parting with veteran holdover Prince, the team had finally severed ties with the glory days of the 2000s and (Pistons fans hope) at long last begun focusing primarily on creating some new postseason memories in the years to come.

[Related: Grizzlies trade Rudy Gay to Raptors in three-team deal]

Still, when a guy's played his entire 11-year career in the home red, white and blue, it's only natural for fans to feel somewhat emotional about his departure ... especially when they only learn about it while sitting in the stands, wearing his jersey and waiting with bated breath for him to emerge from the tunnel, as this Pistons fan did prior to Wednesday night's loss to the Indiana Pacers:

I feel you, dog. It's hard to support the team when they trade your favorite player; I went through the same thing when the Knicks moved John Starks to Golden State back in 1998. Here's hoping Jose Calderon (and the potential for the Calderon/Greg Monroe and Calderon/Andre Drummond pick-and-roll game) can soothe your wounded soul like Latrell Sprewell soothed mine. Also, remember, Brandon Knight went to Kentucky, too, so you don't have to get rid of that T-shirt like you do the jersey. At least there's that.

It's just a shame that there wasn't enough time before tipoff for the Fox Sports Detroit broadcast to show a guy taking off his Austin Daye jersey in despair to reveal a Gonzaga T. I guess we'll just have to envision that in our mind's eyes.

[Related: Rudy Gay trade a sign to LeBron that Super Team era ending]

Hat-tips to Guyism on the initial find, "GrantHill" (almost definitely really him) on the video, and TBJ's Trey Kerby on the video find.

Super Bowl video from Yahoo! Sports:

Other popular content on Yahoo! Sports:
UFC's most unappreciated star is chasing history
Niners' Culliver sorry for homophobic comments
Tampa Bay Rays still running in place
Is Alabama's 2012 BCS national title tainted?

View Comments (952)
  • 3 for all: Cavaliers make record 25 3-pointers, rout Hawks

    3 for all: Cavaliers make record 25 3-pointers, rout Hawks

    J.R. Smith made seven 3-pointers and the Cleveland Cavaliers drained an NBA-record 25 3s in a 123-98 runaway win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night in Game 2 of their second-round series. The Cavs made 18 3-pointers in the first half and … More »

    AP - Sports - 7 minutes ago
  • Dunk of the Night: Kris Humphries

    Dunk of the Night: Kris Humphries

    Mike Scott leads the break before throwing the bounce pass to Kris Humphries for the slam. … More »

    NBA.com - 17 minutes ago
  • Cavs Hit Record 25th Three

    Cavs Hit Record 25th Three

    Dahntay Jones comes off the bench to nail the 25th three-pointer for the Cavaliers setting an NBA regular season and playoff record. … More »

    NBA.com - 17 minutes ago
  • NBA play-offs 2nd round result

    May 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the NBA Play-offs 2nd Round match between Cleveland and Atlanta on Wednesday (home team in CAPS) 1 2 3 4 T CLEVELAND 35 39 32 17 123 Atlanta 20 18 32 28 98 (Cleveland lead the best-of-seven series by 2-0) … More »

    Reuters - 20 minutes ago
  • Move of the Night: J.R Smith

    Move of the Night: J.R Smith

    J.R. Smith shakes his defender with the behind-the-back dribble before hitting his sixth three pointer of the first half. … More »

    NBA.com - 20 minutes ago