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Rasheed Wallace wasn’t really needed against the Suns today, and it’s a damn good thing. Due to the 30th ejection of his NBA career, Rasheed’s afternoon lasted just 85 seconds. With a little over a minute left to play in the first quarter, Wallace was whistled for a personal foul… then a technical foul… and then another technical foul, all in a span of approximately 49 seconds. The whole sequence began when Luis Scola drove to the basket and got a step on Rasheed. ‘Sheed committed an intentional foul, coming down hard across the arms of Scola. As Scola crashed into a teammate, hair flying, the officials decided that Rasheed had followed through with too much force and hit him with his first T. Naturally, Wallace felt that the punishment did not fit the crime. He argued a little bit, then proceeded to belt out his signature phrase — “BALL DON’T LIE!” — when Goran Dragic missed the impending free throw. ‘Sheed’s classic declaration of basketball justice didn’t sit so well with at least one of the officials, however, and he was told to hit the showers.
As you can see, Rasheed was sure to get his money’s worth after learning he’d be playing no more. Personally, I don’t blame him. The only thing he did that really warranted a second technical came after his ejection, when he repeated his mantra and tacked something along the lines of “you *****-ass *************** onto the end (this part is difficult to make out based on the video above, but it came through loud and clear on FSN Arizona’s broadcast). If you can’t handle a guy hollering harmless, humorous one-liners at no one in particular then you probably shouldn’t sign up to officiate professional basketball.
The ejection has little to no impact on the game. Chris Copeland was able to step in and fill the void, contributing 8 points on 4-5 to help the Knicks handle the struggling Suns with relative ease. Needless to say, however, Copeland wasn’t nearly as entertaining as Rasheed Wallace is. As a fan, I feel cheated… much more so than when Gregg Popovich elected to bench his starters against Miami. How about some substantial sanctions for these overzealous referees, Commissioner?
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How does one get ejected in only 85 seconds of playing time? Well, just let Rasheed Wallace show you the way.
First, you give an opponent an extra shove after fouling him. Then, you argue with referees about the foul. And finally, you yell “Ball Don’t Lie” when the opposition misses the technical free throw.
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Rasheed Wallace is making it his new thing to yell "BALL DON"T LIE, BALL DON'T LIE" at players when they miss shots. He got caught doing it against Austin Rivers a couple weeks ago, now he earns himself an ejection for doing it to Goran Dragic of the Suns while shooting technical foul free throws yesterday. Class act right there. Never liked the guy one bit...
The People's Champion, Rasheed Wallace, was ejected in the Knicks game vs. the Suns. Why? Because he told the truth, Ball Don't Lie.The post Rasheed Wallace Gets Tossed For Telling The Truth appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
ProBasketballTalk just posted the following video from today's Knicks-Suns game where Rasheed Wallace gets a technical foul. When the technical free throw shot is missed, Wallace yells his infamous phrase, "ball don't lie!" The refs proceed to give him a second technical for yelling "ball don't lie," and eject him from the game.
It didn't take long for Knicks' Rasheed Wallace to get tossed from the game versus the Suns last night.
And by not taking long, I am talking he gets ejected just moments, 85 seconds to be exact, upon entering the game for clobbering Suns' Luis Scola then going to his trademark "Ball Don't Lie" yell whenever he feels a foul call was not warranted.
Ball Don’t Lie. Those three words were enough to send Rasheed Wallace to the showers in Sunday’s game between the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns. Wallace was hit with two technical fouls in 85 seconds.
After being hit with a tech for shoving Luis Scola in the first quarter, Wallace continued to jaw at the refs. Then when Suns guard Goran Dragic missed a free throw, Wallace...
One of the best things about having Rasheed Wallace back in the association are the sound bites that come along with him. But I guess not everyone is a fan of Sheed’s on court banter. During Sunday’s game against the Phoenix Suns in the Garden, Sheed was given two technicals in the span of 85 [...]
It took Rasheed Wallace over a minute to get ejected from Sunday’s Knicks and Suns game, and he did it in perfectly Rasheed fashion. Check out the minor train wreck that is ‘Sheed just being ‘Sheed.
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First off, I would like to congratulate Rasheed Wallace for lasting FIFTEEN games without getting tossed. For Sheed is one of the few players in the NBA who can pick up 3 fouls within about 30 seconds. He definitely fouled Scola hard to pick up the personal foul, but the first technical seemed to be a bit of a stretch by the officials. Wallace simply tried to nudge Scola out...