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  • In the event that you have ever attended a Detroit Pistons game in person or even watched one on television, there are certain voices that you will recognize. For starters, there's the legendary George Blaha, who has been calling Pistons games for 45 years and is often the first person that comes to mind when people think of a Pistons game broadcast. Fans of the Detroit Pistons are familiar with the voice of his partner, Greg Kelser.

    Nonetheless, there is perhaps no other voice in the arena that is more familiar or memorable than that of John Mason, the Pistons' enigmatic public address announcer who has established himself as the gold standard by which his peers are measured. Depending on which team you root for, his DEEEEEEETROIT BASKETBAAAAAALL! call has either become a fan favorite or the most annoying thing you've ever heard. Mason will be featured in NBA 2K22 MT alongside other public address announcers from each team, so you'll be able to hear it.

    It's easy to see how much John Mason cares about his hometown.
    In the 2001-02 season, John Mason took over as the Pistons' public address announcer and quickly gained a reputation among fans for his animated introductions to games.

    Mason's introductions of the Goin' to Work era teams were, in my opinion, the best of all time, and his introductions became part of the lore of that particular squad. By the time the song gets to the line "It's time for the world to see...", my heart rate has significantly increased, and by the time Big Ben's chimes sound, I'm jumping up and down as if I'm the one who's about to go into the Final Four.

    Seriously, if you are a Detroit Pistons fan and you are able to sit through this without getting goosebumps, it is possible that you do not have a soul at all. While the graphics and gameplay of NBA 2K22 have received some negative feedback (even though it will not be released for another week), this is an addition that may actually convince me to purchase the game once more. As a Detroit treasure, it's wonderful to see John Mason receiving the recognition he so richly deserves as a pioneer in his profession.