While Detroit’s castle is currently swarming with workers making the G.A.R. ready for a fall move-in, for a few days last year the building saw an entirely different use.
This past March, the Detroit Pistons celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the (in)famous team roster known as the “Bad Boys”. To help mark the occasion, NBA Entertainment created a documentary with footage and interviews of many of the original Pistons players.The NY based NBA crew chose the Grand Army building as a location to shoot those interviews. If you happen to catch the documentary “Bad Boys” check out the backgrounds. You might notice the exposed brick, distinctive balcony and restored windows.It’s only fitting the NBA would shoot this one at Detroit’s G.A.R., after all, perhaps Detroit’s veterans of the Civil War were the ORIGINAL “bad boys”, eh?
Check out the trailer and air schedule here
(Pictured: “Bad Boy” James Edwards and Pistons Trainer Mike Abdenour)
Photos by Mindfield’s Lindsey Yeo