That's it, cancel the dunk contest. Because in terms of entertainment value, nobody is topping Coach Sheed's performance in this post-practice dunk contest with Tony Mitchell.
Yesterday we saw Brian Scalabrine's media day photo, complete with black eye. Today in big-men-turned-assistant-coach photography: Pistons assistant Rasheed Wallace, doing his best impression of a guy who randomly wandered into a Sears portrait studio while looking for the DVD section.
Pay no attention to the sloppy summer-league action in the video above. That's not what we're here for. Instead, keep your ears tuned for the unmistakable voice of Rasheed Wallace—now a member of the Pistons' coaching staff—bellowing from the sidelines.
It's natural to focus on all the Knicks celebrating Raymond Felton's huge, buzzer-beating three at the end of the third quarter of today's Boston win. Melo is pumped up. So is Tyson Chandler. Steve Novak is undoubtedly doing a very subtle and very intense discount double check that we just can't see.
Mine is the GIF you see here. Sheed has certainly done crazier and more objectively funny things than this, but for some reason, this just gets me. Share your favorite Sheed moment in the discussion section. His career deserves a proper remembrance.
Oh, you've never seen the Pistons singing "Jingle Bells" circa 2006? Get out of my face.
Perhaps lost in the action of last night's Knicks-Heat game was the sequence you see above. Nothing all that exciting happens in these 56 seconds, but they do offer a glimpse at just how wonderfully out of shape and unable to give a fuck Rasheed Wallace is. Let's break down his play in this nearly minute-long clip.
And it was for the best reason. His first tech, naturally, was for shoving [UPDATE: More of a whack, really] Luis Scola. Goran Dragic went to the line to shoot his technical free throw. He missed. Sheed yelled, "Ball don't lie!", as he is wont to do. Tossed. He'd been in the game for 1:25. The crowd went wild.…
The absolute best conceit in basketball is there is some sort of cosmic justice. If a player makes an undeserved trip to the line on a ticky-tack foul, the telltale ball will betray the shooter. This worked to perfection last night, as Rasheed Wallace—the chattiest player in the game—felt he was done an injustice…
Rasheed Wallace: lover, fighter, hilarious training camp invitee, and talker of the best trash in the NBA. On Tuesday, he yelled "Yeah, Aflac!" at Aaron Afflalo after Afflalo bricked a free throw; last night, he yelled everything at everybody after they did anything. Here is your courtside Sheed experience for a game…
And we know this because we got an email about it from a tipster at 11:17 this morning:
After being out of the league for two years, you can't blame Rasheed Wallace if he's trying to force someone's hand on snapping up an endorsement contract. His surprising resurrection has been an unexpected bright spot this season for the (as of now) 4-0 Knickerbockers. Frankly, of all the things you could yell…
Rasheed Wallace never disappoints. At the end of the Knicks' emotional victory over the Heat last night, ‘Sheed was roused from a fitful nap at the end of the bench by the crowd chanting his name, and coach Mike Woodson immediately subbing him in for his first minutes as a Knick. He looked out of shape, hit a three,…
Today's update comes courtesy of Adam Zagoria, who tweeted out the above picture of Rasheed Wallace boxing while at practice.
Training camp continued today for the New York Knicks, which means that Rasheed Wallace had another opportunity to be crazy and hilarious.
This photo comes courtesy of Seth Rosenthal's Twitter feed. We spent some time debating what one would call Sheed's pants. Highwaters? Capris? Shants? We eventually settled on clam diggers, because "clam diggers" is fun to say. Whatever their real name may be, those pants are...something.
Thanks to Twitter, NBA fans can now get up-to-the-second quotes and information from the various beat writers who cover their favorite team. That's not necessarily a good thing for Knicks fans, though, as is evidenced by the tweets coming out of the team's media day today.
ESPN's Shelley Smith did some weird crowd-sourced journalism via Twitter late last night. She tweeted, "neefd rasheed walace to coll me et 310-251-2516. important nreedvrws." A short time later, she tweeted, "ooops . always love hearing from rasheed wallace.....but really need rasheedbhazzard .....310-251-2516."…
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