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Sheed: NBA going soft

Posted By Mike Petraglia On November 27, 2009 @ 11:24 pm In General | 2 Comments

Rasheed Wallace [1] has been in the NBA 15 years and he spoke after Friday’s game like a true veteran who thinks the league he loves has gone way too soft.

His rant began when asked about the technical assessed when he argued about a second-quarter foul called on him for running into Toronto’s Hedo Turkoglu [2].

“They gotta know that he’s a damn flopper,” Wallace said. “That’s all Turkododo do. Flopping shouldn’t get you no where.┬áHe acts like I shot him.”

Wallace said that’s a cheap way to play defense.

“That’s not basketball, man. that’s not defense. That’s garbage, what it is. I’m glad I don’t have too much of it left.”

Reminded that he has three years left on his contract didn’t hold back his lecture, adding that Paul Pierce [3] did nothing wrong on his dunk over Chris Bosh early in the fourth quarter.

“This game is watered down, watered down with all that flopping [crap],” he said. “They’re setting rules on us to the point where you’re taunting if you dunk on somebody. Paul dunked it and then he didn’t say nothing but it’s a tech.

“Let the Golden Child do that or one of the NBA Without Border kids do that, it’s all fine and dandy.”

[Hear the audio by clicking here [4].]

For the record, Wallace confirmed that the ‘Golden Child’ he was referring to is indeed LeBron James [5].


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[1] Rasheed Wallace: http://media.weei.com/basketball/rasheed-wallace.htm

[2] Hedo Turkoglu: http://media.weei.com/basketball/hedo-turkoglu.htm

[3] Paul Pierce: http://media.weei.com/basketball/paul-pierce.htm

[4] clicking here: http://greenstreet.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/112709_rasheedwallace_nbasoft.mp3

[5] LeBron James: http://media.weei.com/basketball/lebron-james.htm

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