Rick Mahorn (born September 21, 1958 in Hartford, Connecticut) is a former NBA basketball player who, at 6'10", played power forward and center, most notably for the Detroit Pistons. Mahorn played college ball at Hampton University.
As dubbed by Piston announcer George Blaha, Mahorn was the "Baddest Bad Boy of them all." Somewhat short for a center, Mahorn had a huge rear-end that he wasn't afraid to plow people over with. He represented the Bad Boys perfectly with his antics both on the court and off with his infamous media handlings. After being picked up by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1989 Expansion Draft, Pistons GM Jack McCloskey tried in vain to trade to get him back. The Wolves wouldn't have it, and Detroit lost one of its most beloved sports figures. However, Mahorn didn't last long in Minnesota, eventually finding his way to the Philadelphia 76ers and teaming with superstar Charles Barkley to form the top-rebounding duo of "Thump N' Bump." Rick later played for the New Jersey Nets before returning to the Pistons in 1997. He retired in 1999 as a 76er. Currently, he serves as a color commentator with Bill Laimbeer for Detroit Pistons television broadcasts, and as an assistant coach under Laimbeer with the WNBA's Detroit Shock.