Rasheed Wallace announces second retirement
Rasheed Wallace announced his retirement for a second time on Wednesday.
No more Sheed.
Rasheed Wallace announced his retirement from basketball, again, on Wednesday, after injuries prevented him from being able to consistently play in shape.
April 17, 2013 – EVP, Basketball Operations & GM Glen Grunwald announced F/C Rasheed Wallace has retired from playing pro basketball.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) April 17, 2013
“Rasheed has given this team everything he had,” Head Coach Mike Woodson said.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) April 17, 2013
“He is a winner,true professional & leader on & off the court.Due to his injury,he will not be available to play for us during the playoffs.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) April 17, 2013
Here's the crazy part. Sheed actually played pretty well! At age 38, he averaged 7 points and 4 rebounds in 14.1 minutes of play in 21 games for the Knicks. He averaged 18.8 and 10.1 per 36 minutes. That's phenomenal for anyone, much less a 38-year-old.
But, mostly, we will miss Sheed for being Sheed. We will remember you, Sheed. We will remember you.
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