Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva said it with the assurance that he was kidding but it was clear he wasn't fond of the idea of practicing Tuesday after a trans-Atlantic flight and a lengthy bus trip from Heathrow airport to the team hotel. "It's a crime that we're here today," he said. "Somebody should go to jail for this." Villanueva was operating on a 30-minute nap so his crankiness fairly symbolized what the Pistons felt as a whole after leaving home late Monday and losing a night's sleep. They should feel back to normal by today's last practice before Thursday's meeting with the New York Knicks at The O2. "I understand we have to get our legs under us," Greg Monroe said after Tuesday's practice. "It was a long flight and you've got to have some sort of way to switch over to the time to prepare for the game." Monroe said he slept for much of the flight but the Pistons' journey didn't end upon landing. A 70-minute bus trip to the team hotel followed, past sights such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and Westminster Abbey. "I was asleep on that, too," Monroe said. "I heard people and I woke up every once in a while. I woke up when we were right outside Buckingham Palace, so I did get to see Buckingham Palace. But other that that, I was asleep. Shuteye."
Detroit Pistons' Charlie Villanueva jokes 'somebody should go to jail' for 'crime' of practice
Michigan Live | Jan 16