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m26555
06-21-2010, 05:29 PM
BOSTON Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers says that center Rasheed Wallace is probably going to retire.

Rivers said on WEEI-AM on Monday that Wallace told him before Game 7 of the NBA finals that he believed it was the last game of his career.

Wallace has two years left on the contract he signed with the Celtics last summer.

The 35-year-old would finish with 15,860 points and 7,321 rebounds in a 15-year career. The volatile big man was also the most ejected player of his era, with 30 ejections since such records started being kept in 1992.

He played with four teams, winning the NBA title with the Detroit Pistons in 2004.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sports/celtics-coach-doc-rivers-says-rasheed-wallace-is-planning-to-retire-96823134.html

Sad to see Sheed go. The guy had a great and entertaining career.

JordansBulls
06-21-2010, 05:34 PM
Would have been good if he went out with a title. Maybe the C's get Shaq now.
:D

Gators123
06-21-2010, 05:38 PM
Personally, I would have liked to see him retire as a Piston.

Giantwarrior
06-21-2010, 05:55 PM
who cares.

JNA17
06-21-2010, 05:57 PM
never liked him so not really much to say here

Giantwarrior
06-21-2010, 06:07 PM
the league will be better off.

tangent12
06-21-2010, 06:22 PM
Somewhere Joey and his friends are gathered around a computer crying with tremendous joy.

Shaddix
06-21-2010, 06:22 PM
Please leave so my celtics can get their money back ;)

Raoul Duke
06-21-2010, 06:22 PM
One of the most talented (and underachieving) bigs of his era. Also, the most real guy in the entire NBA.

Mr.ATLHawks
06-21-2010, 06:23 PM
Somewhere Joey and his friends are gathered around a computer crying with tremendous joy.

lol...this

sidenote: Joey better be worried about Tim Donaghy dissecting their Finals reffing on some talk show or they might be next...

Mc Lovin
06-21-2010, 06:30 PM
One of the most talented (and underachieving) bigs of his era. Also, the most real guy in the entire NBA.

I don't know about that statement. He was dominant in his prime. Derrick Coleman was an underachiever. I've never heard anyone say that about Wallace.

TheDetroitBlue
06-21-2010, 06:31 PM
one of the most talented (and underachieving) bigs of his era. Also, the most real guy in the entire nba.

x2

oregonbronco
06-21-2010, 06:34 PM
Loved him when he was in Portland.

R_O_W_E
06-21-2010, 06:36 PM
Please leave so my celtics can get their money back ;)

Thats not going to happen. He'll still count against the cap until his contract expires, he jerked you guys out of money.

R_O_W_E
06-21-2010, 06:38 PM
I don't know about that statement. He was dominant in his prime. Derrick Coleman was an underachiever. I've never heard anyone say that about Wallace.

People only say he underachieved because coming out of college he was expected to be much better than what he became.

He never improved his game after he fell in love with 3.

Look at his FG% for his career, thats unbelievable how a guy could change his game like that.

Shaddix
06-21-2010, 06:42 PM
Thats not going to happen. He'll still count against the cap until his contract expires, he jerked you guys out of money.

If he retires, then he get's bought out for a fraction of the price.

masalex1205
06-21-2010, 06:49 PM
Could have been an all-time great if he had the drive of say Larry Bird or Kobe Bryant instead of just a notch above JaMarcus Russell.

BUT Sheed is just so funny to watch, you never know what he's going to do so Im going to miss him

avrpatsfan
06-21-2010, 06:51 PM
Thats not going to happen. He'll still count against the cap until his contract expires, he jerked you guys out of money.
I wonder how long your sig is going to last? It's hot BTW.

BSF101
06-21-2010, 06:52 PM
Being a Celtics fan never really cared to watch him play.

R_O_W_E
06-21-2010, 07:19 PM
If he retires, then he get's bought out for a fraction of the price.

You're still over the cap though.

You know Sheed. He'll go home and realize he needs another $12 Million. :laugh2:

Tony_Starks
06-21-2010, 08:02 PM
I think Sheed was just caught up in the emotion of losing plus being frustrated at not being 100%. If Boston gears up for one last shot I can see him playing one more season if healthy.

Geargo Wallace
06-21-2010, 08:20 PM
If Sheed retires im getting this Tee

http://dimemag.com/2010/02/nike-sportswears-rasheed-wallace-vince-carter-tees/

Mc Lovin
06-21-2010, 09:13 PM
Rasheed Wallace was dominant in Portland and it was his presence that won the title for Detroit. Before he was traded there the Pistons had no chance at a title so to say he is a notch above Jamarcus Russell is ludacris.

AI4MVP
06-21-2010, 09:21 PM
i always believed he could have been one of the greatest players of alll time if he got the right opportunities and mind sets

JayW_1023
06-22-2010, 11:58 AM
He was actually one of the most unselfish guys in the league. He could average 20 and 9 for his career. But this gets overshadowed by his constant emotional breakdowns.

I just wish he would've played in the post more often, because his back to the basket game was better than Garnett or Dirks. But he became more a jumpshooter later in his career to save his body.

king4day
06-22-2010, 12:12 PM
Thread title should be changed since it's not official.

I have a hard time seeing him walk away from millions already guaranteed. He can help teams still regardless.
If the Suns lose Amar'e, I'd love to see us try to deal for him.