? Giant Basketball Gas Tank in River Rouge/Detroit, Michigan
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? Giant Basketball Gas Tank in River Rouge/Detroit, Michigan

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Giant Basketball Gas Tank, Near Exit 43A, Fisher Fwy, Detroit, Michigan

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Some roadside attractions are built from scratch to mimic whatever the artist wants them to be. Others make use of what they already have and turn nothing into something. Such is the case with this giant basketball on the highway outside of Detroit, Michigan.

An oil tank on I-75 in River Rouge, Michigan, is painted to look like a giant basketball. It’s decorated on one side with the Detroit Pistons logo (celebrating their 2004 championship) and, on the other, with the WNBA Detroit Shock team logo. It’s the perfect use for the large, spherical tank that might have otherwise been an eyesore.

Now, where’s the world’s largest hoop?

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Giant basketball painted with the Detroit Pistons and WNBA Detroit Shock team logos, outside of Detroit, Michigan.

Giant basketball painted with the Detroit Pistons and WNBA Detroit Shock team logos, outside of Detroit, Michigan.

Giant basketball painted with the Detroit Pistons and WNBA Detroit Shock team logos, outside of Detroit, Michigan.

Giant basketball painted with the Detroit Pistons and WNBA Detroit Shock team logos, outside of Detroit, Michigan.

 

Site: Giant Basketball Oil Tank
Location: Off of I-75 near the River Rouge/Detroit Border
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always visible
Date: May 30, 2009

 

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Giant basketball painted with the Detroit Pistons and WNBA Detroit Shock team logos, outside of Detroit, Michigan.
Giant basketball painted with the Detroit Pistons and WNBA Detroit Shock team logos, outside of Detroit, Michigan.
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Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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