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Rasheed Wallace
Rasheed Wallace
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Born: 09/17/74
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.4 kg.
Earnings: $158,110,581 ($216,342,931*)

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.

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Two former Knicks blasted the new front office, with Rasheed Wallace calling the hirings of Leon Rose and William Wesley “a brain fart” by the organization and Stephon Marbury labeling Wesley, in particular, a “world wide sucker.” Marbury didn’t get into specifics during his social media rant, but Wallace said the executives carry baggage into their new jobs because of their dealings as agents and won’t have the respect of players because they lack a basketball background.
“I thought he was going to be a little stuck-up, but he wasn’t. He was a down-to-earth dude, and personally he helped me, he helped us.” Rasheed Wallace on having Scottie Pippen as a teammate @SportsnetBen @JDBunkis @BonziSheedTech .

Whitsitt: When Jermaine was a free agent, I was able to get him to re-sign. And I did make a commitment that if he didn’t get a fair shake … I’d try to move [him] somewhere where [he] could get some playing time. Dunleavy: I have Arvydas Sabonis, Rasheed Wallace and Brian Grant—three guys that are right there, as far as All-Stars in this league. And I’m expected to win every single game. Whitsitt: For whatever reason, Mike did not like Jermaine and just didn’t want to play him, didn’t want to develop him. He had some personality issues with him. Pippen: At some point, I saw where he broke Jermaine’s spirit.
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.”
“If you think about Rasheed Wallace’s relationship with referees over the years — it was impossible,” said Crawford, who retired in 2017 after 31 seasons as an NBA referee that included 23 straight Finals appearances. “He was the most difficult man in the world to referee, to deal with. It was impossible. “So Game 7, NBA Finals, you hear security knocking on the door saying, ‘Hey, Rasheed Wallace would like to come into the locker room and talk to you guys.’ I said, ‘Are you serious?’ I can only imagine what this fight would be like in this locker room. He would kick our butts. So I actually told the security guy, I said, ‘You know what? No way. Rasheed can’t come in the locker room.’ Then they said, ‘But he wants to come in and talk to you guys,’ and supposedly, he wanted to come in and apologize. That’s what I heard. But, guess what guys, too late.”
In between his penchant for picking up technical fouls at unforeseen rates and walking to the beat of his own drum, Rasheed Wallace provided us with one of the more iconic after-shot celebrations — the “three-to-the-dome.” But that celebration almost didn’t survive the test of time. The quarantine has given us a chance to understand our favorite athletes more personally. On KFTV, an underrated New York Knicks-based podcast show, Rasheed Wallace gave us an in-depth look into the origin of that celebration, and on how the NBA actually wanted to ban it during his time in Boston.
Rasheed Wallace: “When I was in Boston in 2010, every time I made a three, I would hold the three up, and kind of sort of the Kirk Gibson. So when I was up there, I was like ‘You know, I just gotta try to do something funny that everybody likes, so I came up with three to the dome. Then, the few minutes that I did get in some of the games and made a shot, the NBA hit me like, ‘Yo, you gotta stop doing that.’ They thought it was, one, a gang sign, and two, they thought I was trying to represent, ‘I’m gonna shoot you in the head.”
You had a rivalry with Tim throughout your career, mostly because of the beast that was the Western Conference and the power forwards across the conference, including him, Rasheed Wallace and Chris Webber. How ironic is it now that you and Tim are going in together? Kevin Garnett: Yeah, man. In the sense of having a career, you never know how long it’s going to go. You don’t even know if you’re even going to have one. So to have one, and be pretty good at it and you can look back at accolades and won some things and most importantly, left your print on the game … Timmy, for me, him and Rasheed were always the pinnacle. They were always the more tougher matchup for me personally. Lot of times going into matchups, I had a lot of upside when I came in. I can say that these two were one of the difficult ones for me.
Sometimes, his players Google things. When Kobe Bryant died, “a sad moment,” Wallace said. “Some of the guys were on their little TVs — call them phones — and they saw the [Nike] commercial I did some years back. ‘Oh, Coach, I didn’t know you were in a commercial with Kobe.’ “ “I knew he was an NBA champion,” said Joaquin Davis, a senior forward who has signed a letter of intent to play Division I football at North Carolina Central. “Already knew that off the rip. He was a legend at UNC, so I already knew that. I also knew that he got known for a lot of techs …”
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Wallace is kind of applying “Ball don’t lie” to his larger endeavors. This part can get lost in the mythology: He always was known as a great teammate. “It can go a lot deeper than the actual statement itself,” Wallace said of his credo. “When the ball don’t lie, you can look at it as, OK, if I put that hard work in with shooting, what’s going to happen? The ball is going to go in more. If I’m doing a lot of hard work, in the gym, in the weight room, I’m putting that hard work in — then throughout your career, that ball is not going to lie. It can mean many things.”
“Acting is preparation, just like anything else,” Garnett told the group in New York. “I didn’t want to fail them. They took a risk on me. When I showed up to set, I was ready. It took me back to, ‘OK, it’s Rasheed Wallace tonight. It’s Tim Duncan tonight’ — watching film. I took those same things coming in here.” “He took his lines very seriously,” Josh Safdie told ESPN. “He added a lot of flair, too. He improvised a bit, but he stuck mostly to the script.”
Former University of North Carolina star and longtime NBA player Rasheed Wallace will be named the head coach of boy’s varsity basketball team at Jordan High School at a press conference scheduled for Friday at 10 a.m inside the school’s media center. The Falcons are coming off of a 7-17 campaign in 2018-19. Jordan finished 1-9 in the Triangle-6 and ended its season Feb. 18 with a loss to Panther Creek in the conference tournament.
Wallace, who spent one season as an assistant coach with the Pistons, is expected to work more with the Knicks this week. “I just thought he’d be great to have him come visit with our big guys. He’s a technician from an understanding fundamentals standpoint, understanding the big-man position,” Fizdale said. “I just think he’s a great voice to have in the gym, a nice change of voice. He’s a guy that could help Mitchell understand how to use his voice. “I’m connecting with a lot of guys from our past to bring as many influences around these guys as we can.”
Damian Lillard scored seven points in the first half. Barely an hour later, he set two franchise records. The 6-3 point guard’s 34 points in the second half broke his own franchise mark for scoring in a half and helped Portland (3-1) surge past Orlando (2-3), 128-114, at Amway Center in Orlando. Lillard’s 41-point total also set a new team record for points against the Magic, a mark previously held by Rasheed Wallace (37 points).
Such development has include his time in North Carolina under the tutelage of Wallace, the former Detroit Pistons standout. “I’ve known Rasheed since my junior year of high school,” Adebayo said. “We’ve worked out and just kept getting better. It’s not the first time me and Rasheed worked out. His workouts are pretty short and sweet. They’re to the point. “I knew some people that knew him and, boom, I’m working out with Rasheed Wallace.”
Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo missed making the NBA All-Rookie team by a single vote. Josh Jackson of the Phoenix Suns made it with 45 points while Adebayo finished with 44 points. Missing out on the All-Rookie team didn’t seem to bother him as he’s working on his post moves with an NBA champion. Rasheed Wallace, a former North Carolina Tar Heel and 16-year NBA veteran, posted a video of them going through post workouts.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he is not worried about Morris’ ejections. And Morris has pledged to not let his temper get the best of him in the playoffs. “Going in the playoffs, that’s nothing to worry about. I promise I won’t get no techs unless we’re just getting blatantly cheated,” said Morris. “I want my team to win, so I won’t put my team in jeopardy or anything like that. But I’m still passionate about the game, like I said.”
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“We never had him [Kristaps Porzingis] watch that much of the big men,” Janis Porzingis said. “There are guys like Rasheed Wallace, who had an interesting post game, and (Kevin Garnett), who had moves no one had. But a lot what we watched was guards. There was nobody better on post than old Michael Jordan tapes. In ‘96, ’97, ’98, picking his plays, it was beautiful. Same with Kobe. “These players, it doesn’t have to be exactly your size, but you learn things you can do. The way it works, in summer workouts, I used to tell him what to do. Now I ask him what to do. He sees a move and we figure out if he would be able to do it. If he says no, we move on. We’re just trying to do what he could develop and what he could be good at.