On this day in 1991, former The Detroit Pistons great Dave Bing is honored during a star-packed benefit event for the International Sports Hall of Fame and Gallery.
The affair, held at Cobo Convention Center, is attended by former Motown Records legend Martha Reeves, current Detroit Pistons Isiah Thomas and James Edwards, Mayor Coleman A. Young, and former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali.
Bing played shooting guard for 12 National Basketball Association seasons, nine of them with the Pistons. A seven-time All-Star, he maintained a career average of more than 20 points a game. Dave Bing is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Ken Coleman, the author of On this Day: African-American Life in Detroit, is a native Detroiter and former news reporter. He served on the Detroit Charter Revision Commission. He lives in Detroit with his wife, Kim Trent, and their son, Jackson Coleman.