Defense wins championships. Over the years, the same concept is continuously preached… all the while Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Michael Jordan rule the world with unmatched offense. However, in the end over the past 25 years, that theory has been proven correct more consistently than not. Read More »
TAG: Rasheed Wallace
With yesterday’s news that Rasheed Wallace decided to re-retire from the NBA, we took a look at some of our favorite classic ‘Sheed moments.
We didn’t focus on one of favorite moments though – the time when a Portland Trail Blazers ‘Sheed was ejected from the 2000 Western Conference Finals against the Lakers … without saying a word to the ref, Ron Garretson. Read More »
On a day that saw the last of Rasheed Wallace, as well as the NBA’s regular season, we saw the first of something else: the first NBA player to hit 270 three-pointers in one season. Stephen Curry broke Ray Allen‘s record last night in Golden State’s 11-point win over Portland, and while it took him longer than one quarter, as Jarrett Jack originally joked, the 6-3 guard still got it done. Read More »
The news hit the Twittersphere like a meteor. Rasheed Wallace has announced his retirement from the NBA… again. The big man returned to New York’s lineup on Monday night against Charlotte, checked into the game, and played four minutes before leaving again with a sore left foot. It was an unassuming way to go, but if you know ‘Sheed, he probably doesn’t care. One of the greatest trash-talkers of all time, if he actually stays retired this time, and spends his remaining playing days tormenting fans in summer leagues and pro-ams, the NBA will never be the same. We’re all going to miss Roscoe. Read More »
For the Knicks there will be no “panic on the streets of London” today, as The Smiths sang. Second-year guard and perimeter defending savant Iman Shumpert could start in New York’s game against Detroit in the English capital after his recovery from a knee injury. The second piece of good news won’t affect tonight’s game, but key bench player Rasheed Wallace will not be out for the season, according to the Knicks. Read More »
*With all of the recent events surrounding the Carmelo Anthony/Kevin Garnett feud, and the trash talk involved that lit the Internet on fire, we figured it was a good time to repost our piece on the top 20 trash talkers of all time, originally published in October of 2012.*
David Stern and the rest of the suits might be charged with trying to take the fun out of the NBA, but trash talk will never die. Read More »
Here’s Rasheed Wallace‘s fantastic :85 run in yesterday’s Knicks/Suns game boiled down to :21. First, he gets upset for getting a whistle (which earns him his first T) for hacking the hell out of Luis Scola. Then he gets booted for letting loose with his patented “Ball Don’t Lie!” taunt after Goran Dragic misses the tech at the free throw line: Read More »
All of a sudden, visions of an otherwise forgettable Orlando-Golden State game last season jumped out to us during the Magic’s stunning win over the Lakers in Los Angeles on Sunday night. When it became clear Dwight Howard was going to be fouled by his former team over and over again, to the tune of 21 free-throw attempts, we were reminded of the time Golden State chose to willfully foul Howard and put the game in his hands, 15 feet from the hoop, on an NBA-record 39 attempts. Read More »
One day after New York stayed as the NBA’s last unbeaten team by being selfless and smart (and ridiculously accurate from range), Memphis usurped the Knicks as the NBA’s best team right now by luring them in, then springing the trap. Start spreading the news: Memphis, owner of a seven-game win streak, is mowing down the league’s best teams like the hero of a Tarantino film. Just 10 percent of the season in the Griz are 7-1, but it’s still apt to be cautious about being too effusive with praise. Still, how can anyone deny these signature wins the Griz have just rattled off in their last three games: an 18-point win over Miami, a 10-point win in Oklahoma City and Friday night’s 105-95 win over New York that wasn’t as close as the score looks. Read More »
In his 10 minutes on the floor in the first half of tonight’s Knicks/Magic game, Rasheed Wallace made his presence felt … by acting like Rasheed Wallace.
Here he is yelling “Yeah, AFLAC!” after Arron Afflalo misses a foul shot: Read More »