Judie Kolloen of Shelby Township reports that she did in fact see the Detroit Pistons play Friday at the Palace of Auburn Hills, and the 5-foot-5-1/2 ultrafan had a huge time.
Kolloen, 65, earned a starring role in today’s column by insisting on staying for a game a few weeks ago after a parking lot mishap left her with a fractured fibula. The Pistons invited her and husband Robert back, on the house, with front row seats.
It was a triumphant night, and not only because Detroit spanked the Sacramento Kings 114-108. Kolloen got a hug from Hooper, the Pistons’ mascot, and “then as we were leaving I had the absolute best thing happen to me. My most favorite player Ben Wallace was walking out right in front of us, and my husband said that his greatest fan wanted a hug.
“Ben Wallace hugged me! Sweat and all!”