Rasheed Wallace started his career unfairly getting bench splinters for the Washington Bullets. He went west to Portland for his longest stint with any team and despite making the All-Star team a few times he was mainly known for racking up enough technicals to not only break NBA records but to break his own records year after year. His bad rep as a mad man with the refs wasn’t helped when he was suspended for a 7 games for threatening the life of a referee Tim Donaghy. Sheed’s rep for questioning calls even coined the now famous phrase “Ball Don’t Lie!”
In 2004, the unappreciated Sheed was traded to a team full of unappreciated journeymen in Detroit. No longer called the Bad Boys, the Detroit Pistons were now the overachieving ball boys of the league that ended up beating the one shot to win it all Lakers with a divorcing Kobe and Shaq playing alongside a Mailman and a Glove.
Almost a decade and one short retirement later, Rasheed Wallace is back in the NBA with the New York Knicks where he has become known as the “Human Victory Cigar” When Sheed gets PT against your team it means the game is over and don’t be surprised if he’s bringing the dagger…and I don’t mean that literally towards the refs but a dagger in the form of 3 pointer. Ball Don’t Lie!