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Ben Wallace
Ben Wallace
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Born: 09/10/74
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
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Ben Wallace, one of the top defensive players in NBA history, had his No. 3 jersey retired by the Detroit Pistons. A clock tower “DONG” reverberated at The Palace as a white banner adorned with “Wallace” in blue and “3” in red rose to the rafters Saturday night at halftime of Detroit’s game against the Golden State Warriors. The four-time Defensive Player of the Year was joined by his coach, Larry Brown, and many of his teammates from the 2004 NBA title team on the court for a ceremony at halftime.
“Where I came from and some of the trial and tribulations I went through, I wouldn’t change it for the world,” said Wallace, who was accompanied by his wife, their son and daughter. “Y’all motivated me on nights when I didn’t have anything left.” Wallace’s path to defensive greatness started in White Hall, Alabama, where he has recalled his seven older brothers forced him to learn how to play basketball without shooting much. “I was always told, ‘You have to get loose balls and rebound or try to get a steal because we’re not going to pass the ball,'” he once said.
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Ben Wallace understands the significance of a retired jersey and what it will mean for his legacy. “When that jersey goes up, all fans that come to the arena look up there. … They want to know how those numbers get up there,” Wallace said. “I just feel honored and blessed to be one of those people that 20, 30 years from now, somebody’s going to come into an arena and see that jersey and be like, ‘Who’s that guy? What’s his story?’ I hope somebody remembers that story so they can help that fan out.”