December 12, 1998
NBA games lost yesterday: 7.Total games missed: 271.Earliest estimated date season can start: Jan. 15.Projected player salary losses (through Jan. 15): $430 million.Negotiations: Top negotiators for each side plan to meet in New York this weekend.Today's best canceled game: Washington at Portland. Rasheed Wallace, traded from the Bullets to the Trail Blazers in the pre-Wizards days, missed another shot at his former teammates.Pub Date: 12/12/98
October 28, 2005
"Rasheed really has a good heart, and I think that's what people a lot of the times don't really understand." Flip Saunders Detroit Pistons coach, on Rasheed Wallace, frequently portrayed as a troublesome player "I'm thinking of putting it on eBay." Yao Ming Of the Houston Rockets, on the nail he lost from his left big toe "Each team's playbook appears to be a single sheet of paper." Michael Rosenberg Detroit Free Press, on the offenses of the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears
May 22, 2004
Eastern Conference finals No. 1 Indiana (61-21) vs. No. 3 Detroit (54-28) Season series: Indiana, 3-1 How they got here: Indiana beat Boston, 4-0, in the opening round, then beat Miami, 4-2, in the conference semifinals. Detroit beat Milwaukee, 4-1, in the opening round, then beat New Jersey, 4-3, in the conference semifinals. Pacers update: Indiana advances to the conference championship for the first time in four years, but for the sixth time in 11 seasons. ... Jermaine O'Neal suffered an eye injury in Game 6 against Miami and might wear protective goggles in this series.
March 10, 1995
Best potential quarterfinal: Wake Forest vs. Duke. A bottom seed has beaten a top seed only once in tournament history, when Maryland upset North Carolina in Bob Wade's last game back in 1989. The Blue Devils are long overdue this season, and maybe sidelined coach Mike Krzyzewski fired them up by running practice earlier this week.Worst potential quarterfinal: North Carolina vs. Clemson. Rasheed Wallace vs. Iker Iturbe; need we say more? How about Jeff McInnis, quietly becoming one of the ACC's top point guards, vs. Billy Harder?
June 22, 2005
SAN ANTONIO - It was Ben Wallace, in the persistent gloom enveloping the Detroit Pistons after their devastating home loss in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, who said, "We gotta do what they did." Meaning, reach down and find enough of what they call "huevos" here in southeastern Texas to survive in a road cauldron and keep their hopes of repeating as NBA champs alive. The Pistons did last night at SBC Center what the Spurs did at the Palace of Auburn Hills. And giving them as big a helping hand as anybody - showing more of what was needed to win there than anyone on the court - was the certifiable goat of Tuesday's loss, the other Wallace, Rasheed.
August 10, 2010
After weeks of speculation about his status for next year, Rasheed Wallace indeed plans to retire. Agent Bill Strickland told the Boston Globe on Monday that his client will not return to the Celtics. Wallace has two years and $13 million left on his contract, and the Celtics could reach a settlement with the power forward or trade his contract to a club that could receive the salary-cap relief after the 2012 season. • Mike Ilitch , who owns the Tigers and Red Wings, plans to make a formal bid to buy the Pistons.