In honor of tonight's Playoff Game 7 between the Pistons and Nets, Gothamist must addres a very important issue. Out of the various souvenirs Gothamist has seen, nothing quite compares to the Detroit Pistons' Ben Wallace bear. While Gothamist might fault the lack of intriguing Nets gear to its unimaginative name (as they say, why don't they just call them the Backboards?) in any other case, this product isn't even a Piston - it's a bear! Where is our pale, chunkier-than-usual Brian Scalabrine bear? Or a tattooed-with-scary-expression Kenyon Martin bear? Man, Gothamist can almost understand why the Nets were sold to Bruce Ratner. Almost.

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