Gerald Wallace RumorsAll NBA Players
The full list of current and former NBA players invested in this round, including Deandre Ayton, Lonzo Ball, Will Barton, Devin Booker, Anthony Edwards, De’Aaron Fox, Pau Gasol, Aaron Gordon, Danny Green, Zach LaVine, Kyle Lowry, Kenyon Martin, JaVale McGee, Khris Middleton, Kelly Olynyk, Taurean Prince, Cam Reddish, Domas Sabonis, Garrett Temple, Isaiah Thomas, Klay Thompson, Thaddeus Young, Trae Young, Gerald Wallace, Hassan Whiteside, Andrew Wiggins, and Nick “Swaggy P” Young.
Adam Morrison: So we used to have an unwritten rule in the league and most teams did it. If your team played each other in basketball or football it’s an automatic $100 bet. Gonzaga played Carolina in the Garden when I was, after my rookie year and we won. So I saw him at the Christmas party and I was ‘hey you owe me a 100 bucks.’ I was just kind of like joking and he’s like ‘oh yea, no problem’, but he pulled out a f—, I mean, this thing had to be like eight to 10 grand out of his, you know his pocket and he’s like ‘here you go.’ And then we are playing. We used to play cards on the plane… before all that crazy stuff in Washington went down. And we’d play booray and then we would play Texas Hold ’em and Mike, he barely flew with us ’cause like I sad, he wasn’t the GM – wasn’t the owner, he was a minority owner then but he flew with us on one of the road trips.
Adam Morrison: And somebody asked him like ‘hey do you want to play cards with us?’ He was like sure but then we were like, alright, you can’t bring like $50,000 and just bet everybody off every hand. We’re gonna cap it like $1,000 bet max. So him and Gerald Wallace were in a hand… There was like a straight draw flush draw on the flop and you can tell Mike was drawn to something. Gerald bet $300 into him and Mike literally goes ‘$300? I’d watch two monkeys f— for $300.’ Everybody was laughing… He was always cool.
Dinwiddie’s not the first player to use a cup as a cloak for food. According to Miami Heat center Kelly Olynyk, Gerald Wallace used to keep Skittles in one. Gerald Green, Olynyk adds, sips coffee “with like 12 creams and sugars” while watching games. Cleveland Cavaliers forward Channing Frye says he’s seen teammates—he won’t name names—eat full meals behind the bench. And even the sport’s biggest stars, who also find themselves watching from the sidelines for nearly 30 minutes in real time every night, grow hungry. During a preseason game this October, cameras discovered LeBron James picking popcorn out of a paper cup.
King’s worst deal was for Wallace in 2012, a panic move meant to help convince Williams to re-sign in free agency that summer. The pick given in exchange to the Blazers turned into Dame Lillard, a point guard who is immensely better than Williams today.