The city of Detroit has a long and storied sports tradition. From the dominance of the Detroit Red Wings in the 1990’s, the 3-time NBA champion Detroit Pistons, the charter American League member and 4-time world champion Detroit Tigers to…well…the lovable Detroit Lions. In the not too distant future, Detroit will be the only major city in America with all four major sports teams located downtown.
To honor all that championship pedigree, history, and Honolulu Blue and Silver heartbreak we decided to put together a list of the Top 5 athletes who were more than superstars on the playing field. They were entertaining beyond the sport and worth going to watch win or lose.