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Rasheed Wallace to retire

Posted on: August 9, 2010 9:10 pm
Edited on: August 9, 2010 9:18 pm
 
Posted by Matt Moore

There was talk immediately following the Finals that Rasheed Wallace was considering hanging up the kicks and headband. Despite Shaquille O'Neal making a plea over the weekend for Sheed to come back for one more rodeo, his agent told the Boston Globe today that Wallace intends to retire.

Sheed walks away at age 35, after 15 seasons in the NBA, an NBA championship, and 14 NBA playoff appearances. For all the talk about Sheed's laziness and lack of focus and drive, along with his unpredictable behavior, Sheed visited the postseason every season since his sophomore year in the league. That ain't a bad run for a guy.

He'll also walk away with the record for most technicals in a single season and a leader in all-time techs. He gave us "Ball don't lie" and showed that a player considered out-of-control could harness his play while keeping his attitude and win a championship. The best news from all this is that as he matured, Sheed started to discover there were things beyond basketball, like family, that were important. We may miss Rasheed Wallace. I doubt he'll miss us.

Expect the Celtics to attempt to buy-out or trade the remainder of Sheed's contract.
Comments

Since: Jan 10, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2010 9:37 am
 

Rasheed Wallace to retire

Wish Rasheed Wllace the best of luck on retirement from the NBA.  I enjoyed watching you play for 15 seasons,  you were one of the most talanted big man to play the game and was a team player.  You played off of emotions and it made you to be more determined playing the game.  However, you did drive the refs crazy about complaining about the calls they made against you.  Sheed had a good carrer playing for Dean Smith at UNC and in the pros.  Hang it up Sheed and help out Charles Barkley working for TNT sports gig.



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2010 9:11 am
 

Rasheed Wallace to retire

As a Blazers fan, I loved me some Rasheed Wallace. He and Sabonis made a great inside that I enjoyed watching, and seeing in the playoffs. I hated when they broke the team apart and learned to hate Sheed as a Piston. But I was happy to see him win the title that he didn't get in Portland in 2000 (everyone knows the league was just playing to the Lakers those last 5 minutes of game 7). At only 35, I would not be surprised if he is one of the many who keep coming back for more when they are out of cash, though.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2010 7:50 am
 

Rasheed Wallace to retire

The Big Bogans siging huh, wow! Rasheed is a veteran who regardless of why was very popular. Shaq, The stupid Isaih Thomas signing. Why would bogans be there at all



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: August 9, 2010 9:34 pm
 

Rasheed Wallace to retire

Since the Bulls signed Bogans, you've run: 2 articles about Thomas and the Knicks, another article about Shaq in Boston, a long article about another Celtic, and yet another article about Maimi's economic boon.
I had bookmarked this page to keep abreast of NBA rumors and transactions, I didn't realize you meant East coast rumors and transactions. I want to know whats happening across the WHOLE league. Deleting bookmark.



Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: August 9, 2010 9:28 pm
 

Rasheed Wallace to retire

Well Sheed, when you played on the Pistons...I hated you. When you played for the Trailblazers...I hated you. When you went to the Celtics ..I hated you more. Not because of your crazy antics, losing your temper or racking up the technicals. You played on teams that played well vs my Lakers. I have to admit this Sheed, I'll miss your crazy ways and I have grown to respect you ball playing. Good luck with your new adventures in life and thanks for the memories. 


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