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By Charles Trimble III
Rasheed Wallace officially retired yesterday after he was unable to overcome the lingering effects of his foot injury. During his brief but impactful stay as a Knickerbocker, Rasheed was able to instill a confidence and belief in this team that transformed them from a team that thought they could succeed into a team that expected to!
Many contributed the 18-5 start, but Rasheed‘s presence and surprising effectiveness was the brightest, especially after losing Stoudemire to early season knee surgery. Almost immediately after making the rotation the team defense improved immensely. Wallace, like a professor of defense, literally instructed many of the Knicks on the art of communication. His constant talking on defense became contagious and soon Mike Woodson was looking like a genius for talking Rasheed out of retirement.
However unlike fine wine, basketball players don’t improve with age and after fracturing his foot during the 1st half of the season, Wallace was no exception. More than the 14 minutes per game he played when healthy, it will be Rasheed’s locker room presence that will be missed the most.
So after 18 NBA seasons, Rasheed Wallace finally walks away for the final time after leaving an remarkable legacy of intensity, technical fouls, championship play, and a “3 to the dome” salute that Knick players continue to embrace to this day.
During his tenure as Knicks’ President, Isiah Thomas targeted many players, it’s a shame he wasn’t successful in obtaining one of his biggest, Rasheed Wallace. Who knows what happens if the Knicks brought a 29 year old Rasheed to town instead of the 38 year old version? At least we got a taste.
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Rasheed Wallace played his first game since having left foot surgery in February, but it only lasted for 3 minutes and 50 seconds. Wallace asked to come out and did not return because of a sore left foot. His upcoming status remains unclear and the Knicks will play their final regular season game on Wednesday against the Atlanta Hawks.
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Just before the second...
Play today, retire tomorrow.Though the Knicks have led many to believe in the months from December to now that Rasheed Wallace was rehabbing and preparing himself for a postseason return, such an effort has fallen well short of what was expected. Wallace opted to retire from the NBA on Wednesday, ending an otherwise storied career that concluded with a four minute performance against...
It was fun while it lasted. Rasheed Wallace came back from retirement this season to spend time with the New York Knicks. Wallace began his first retirement stint two seasons ago but felt the itch to return to the hardwood. Sheed provided a spark off the bench in a reserve big man role for the Knicks but hadn’t played since December following a broken foot injury. The vet made...
The New York Knicks announced on Wednesday that a foot injury is sending vet Rasheed Wallace back out to pasture.
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This has been a fun experiment to watch if you were actually interested, but yes, ex-Celtic Rasheed Wallace has retired from basketball again because he couldn't recover from a left foot injury. I was excited to see him play against us along with other CelticsLife readers, alas, c'est le Sheed.
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Rasheed Wallace has decided to retire from the NBA once again. Wallace, who signed with the New York Knicks at the start of he season, returned from a foot injury Monday night against the Charlotte Bobcats and still felt sore.
He hasn't been able to recover from the injury suffered in December and wouldn't be healthy enough to join the in the upcoming playoffs. Wallace...
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My favorite Piston of the New Bad Boys era, Rasheed Wallace, has officially retired for the second time in his career because of foot surgery. In his prime, he was as tough of a matchup as there was in the league, and his mid-season acquisition was the main reason Detroit won a championship in 2004. He also made everyone hate Darko slightly less.
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Rasheed Wallace retired from the NBA for the second time. In honor of the hot-headed 'Sheed, here' a GIF of him slamming his jersey into a wall. Enjoy.
According to ESPN New York, Rasheed Wallace has retired from the NBA for the second time in his career. The New York Knickerbockers signed him and fans went crazy. They [...]
New York Knicks forward Rasheed Wallace has retired again from
the NBA after he was unable to recover from a left foot injury.
Following the announcement of Rasheed Wallace’s retirement, the New York Knicks announced the signing of 31-year-old, Earl Barron. The seven-footer has played in a total of 123 NBA games on seven different teams with career averages of 4.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 14.7 minutes per game. He most recently played for the Washington Wizards before being waived in December. Barron...