Ben Wallace Inducted Into The NBA H.O.F. And If Ya Know, Ya Know

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Ben Wallace Inducted Into NBA Hall of Fame.

The news of Ben Wallace getting inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame should very well be one fantastic vibe for folks who grew up in the same era as myself. One of the true common man underdogs.

Ben Wallace inducted into NBA H.O.F.

Back Then

Early 2000’s NBA had a few legends to remember and this takes nothing away from the obvious greats. I just feel like there was certain basketball players at that time who had incredible stock.

  • Allen Iverson
  • Vince Carter
  • Tracy McGrady
  • Steve Francis
  • Kevin Garnett
  • Baron Davis
  • Amar’e Stoudemire
  • Chauncey Billups

and our guy this piece is centered around, Ben Wallace was in that mix for sure. Greatest afro in sports at the time, period. The 4x Defensive Player of the year and 4x NBA All-Star selection. There was a point in time during the early 2000’s where Wallace was straight up a problem for Shaquille O’Neal.

Not the most offensive player in history, but that paint was protected for Detroit. Isn’t rocket science to understand why that Pistons team won a title in 2004.

2004 Pistons

  • Chauncey Billups
  • Rip Hamilton
  • Tayshaun Prince
  • Rasheed Wallace
  • Ben Wallace
THE FIRST.

Them fellas played defense and that would be Ben’s greatest run as an NBA player from 200-2006 with Detroit. He went on to play some ball for a couple other teams, but will forever be remembered as Detroit’s paint protector. The numbers won’t tell ya enough with this guy.

Wallace career averages:

  • 5.7 points per game
  • 9.6 rebounds per game
  • 2.0 blocks per game

ESPN NBA 2K5

This is where Ben Wallace made the H.O.F. long before he was inducted here today. There was no better player on ESPN 2K5 to protect the paint with than Ben Wallace. One entire fucking problem on that video game. I’ll never forget drafting him on every fucking team I created.

The NBA got it right today.

Big ups to Ben Wallace.

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