The Detroit Pistons honored the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, with a video montage tribute and moment of silence during Wednesday's home opener game.
Former Detroit Piston, Isiah Thomas, began the tribute.
"The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, was a shinning symbol of this great city," Thomas said before holding a moment of silence. "She represented us all with dignity, style, grace and beauty."
What followed was a video montage of the Queen as lights lowered with a single spotlight on an empty microphone stand. In the background, playing on the speakers, was Franklin's soulful rendition of the national anthem.
Watch the full tribute below:
Tonight, we honored Aretha Franklin (with an assist from @IsiahThomas) with a moment of silence before playing the National Anthem she sang in the 2004 Finals. pic.twitter.com/r7EI4Nxsj4
— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) October 18, 2018