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Ben Wallace
Ben Wallace
Position: None
Born: 09/10/74
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club will honor and retire jerseys for Ben Wallace and Chauncey Billups during the 2015-16 season. Wallace will be honored during a halftime ceremony on Saturday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. when the Pistons host the Golden State Warriors at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Billups will be honored during a halftime ceremony on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. when Detroit squares off against the Denver Nuggets at The Palace. “Our franchise has an extraordinary history and it’s important that we recognize the players who not only achieved great things, but also helped define what it means to be a Piston,” said Pistons Owner Tom Gores. “Chauncey Billups and Ben Wallace are legends in Detroit and we are excited to honor their success.”
Storyline: Uniforms
Gores said Wallace and Billups both embodied the spirit and determination of the Detroit community. “While we celebrate their individual accomplishments, it was their selflessness that helped make them so special,” said Gores. “They showed up every day willing to work and sacrifice for the good of the team. They put winning above all else and in the process inspired a generation of Pistons fans.”
Johnson wears Wallace’s No. 3; Jackson wears Billups’ No. 1. “Me personally wearing the number, I didn’t know they were going to retire it,” Johnson said after this morning’s shootaround to prepare for tonight’s game against the Chicago Bulls (7:30 p.m., FSD). “If I’d have known, I wouldn’t have worn it. I’ll talk to him about it, and if he wants me not to wear it, I’ll probably not wear it and switch to a different number.”