Funny, we didn’t know he had the authority to move a Detroit Piston.
After all, isn’t that what Hamilton still is?
Though evidence confirms that Rip’s been in Chicago for just over a year, you’ll have to forgive us for thinking he never really left the Motor City. At least not in his own mind. Consider the following:
Rip’s Twitter account
An “NBA player for the Detroit Pistons”? At least he’s got his current city correct, but he couldn’t have edited his current team? And he’s a perfectly active tweeter, so apathy isn’t an alibi.
Compare this to the Twitter profile of the recently signed Daequan Cook, who greeted his Chicago arrival with—count ‘em—four exclamation points and a logo.
Welcome to Chicago, Daequan. Maybe show Rip how to edit his profile after shootaround tomorrow?
Rip’s Facebook page
Rip’s personal website
To be sure, Hamilton’s legacy as a professional basketball player will always be most identified with his nine seasons in Detroit, where he won the 2004 NBA Championship and was thrice named an All-Star. Heck, he’s still on the Pistons’ cap for $5.5 million this season after they bought out his contract in December 2011; he’s costing Chicago just $5 million. That said, if you’re going to play for the Bulls—for however much longer that is—can you at least update your Myspace page accordingly?