Bonzi Wells Rumors

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Bonzi Wells
Bonzi Wells
Position: -
Born: 09/20/76
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:212 lbs. / 96.6 kg.
Earnings: $39,484,599 ($54,611,382*)
Former NBA official Tim Donaghy alleged in the Let’s Get Technical podcast with former players Bonzi Wells and Rasheed Wallace that the latter was often the target of $20 bets among referees, about who could give the forward a technical foul first. “And speaking of those technical fouls, you know, especially with [Wallace], depending on who was refereeing the game, if I was with a couple of my buddies, you know, we’d throw $20 on the table when we had a team like Portland and [Wallace], and we’d say, ‘The first one to bang Rasheed with a technical foul gets $60.” So, there were a lot of games that, you know, went on behind the scenes. When you say you deserve those technicals, eh, probably a couple of them were given out a little bit quicker than they were for the next guy because of a simple $20 bet in the locker room.”

Nets to make 'godfather offer' to Gregg Popovich?

In an appearance this week on the “Let’s Get Technical” podcast with retired NBA stars Rasheed Wallace and Bonzi Wells, Gerald Brown of SiriusXM NBA Radio noted the presence of rumors linking Popovich to the Brooklyn Nets. The rumors state that Nets owner Joe Tsai is looking to make a “godfather offer” to Popovich for him to come coach the team.

The Blazers, though combustible, were talented and ridiculously deep, with five current or future All-Stars—Scottie Pippen, Rasheed Wallace, Steve Smith, Detlef Schrempf and Jermaine O’Neal—plus potent offensive players like Damon Stoudamire and Bonzi Wells. It was arguably the strongest team the Lakers faced in their three-peat—and one of the best ever to miss the Finals. “It’s probably the best team I’ve ever faced playing basketball, period,” says Robert Horry, who won seven championships in his 16-year career, including three with the Lakers. “They were the toughest team,” Shaq says, “and they were the only team that wasn’t scared of us.”
Derek Fisher, Lakers guard: They just had some guys who weren’t afraid of the mystique of Phil or Shaq. And Kobe had not yet placed that level of fear in the opponent, at that time. They felt like they were capable of beating us, for sure. Bonzi Wells, Blazers forward: We never thought the Lakers were a championship team. We thought we were the championship team, because we knew we had the most talent throughout the whole league, not just against them.
Lamar Odom and some other ex-NBA players were cut from the BIG3 basketball league this week, the league said Wednesday. Odom — along with Baron Davis, Bonzi Wells and Jermaine O’Neal — will not play for the remainder of BIG3’s third season so the league can “maximize competition, protect the health of players and raise the level of professionalism of BIG3,” the league said in a statement.