HoopsHype Martin Lawrence rumors

June 10, 2014 Updates

Martin Lawrence? OK, Lawrence wasn't technically a member of the Pistons 2004 title team but he did receive honorary status and has a championship ring to prove it. How did that happen? In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live that coincided with the beginning of the NBA Finals last week, the comedian explained it. "Joe Dumars wanted to recruit Chris Webber back in the day for the Detroit Pistons," Lawrence told Kimmel. "So he called me and asked if I would put together a comedy tape that would recruit him and get him to come to the Pistons. "And I put together a comedy tape and he didn't come. So I guess it didn't work." Booth Newspapers

But Dumars, who eventually did land Webber near the end of his career, apparently appreciated Lawrence's effort. "And when they won the championship, they sent me an honorary ring," Lawrence said. Booth Newspapers

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