Friday, June 25, 2010

Bye Sheed

Rasheed Wallace to Retire With Two Years Left on Contract

It was only appropriate that Rasheed Wallace was last seen banging on the door of the tiny locker room where the three officials were dressing after Game 7 of the NBA Finals at the Staples Center, irrationally demanding an explanation.

That's how he will be remembered.

Wallace never did make much sense.

Wallace, whose zany antics and volatile relationship with officials often overshadowed his great basketball skills, has decided to retire, according to various reports Thursday night.

Both enigmatic and entertaining, Wallace, 35, played for 15 seasons, but he will be walking away from a contract with the Boston Celtics that includes two more years and $13 million.

Wallace is coming off a disappointing finish, struggling much of this season and frustrating coach Doc Rivers with his lack of conditioning. He ended the Finals with a painfully sore back that limited his effectiveness throughout the playoffs.

Known for his shooting, rebounding, defense and technical fouls, Wallace averaged 14.6 points and 6.7 rebounds through his career, mostly as a starter.

The rest of the article here.

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