Pivot Points: Gerald Wallace, the NBA’s Most Unique and Underrated Player

January 4th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Gerald Wallace always knew he could play in the NBA; it just seemed that he was destined to sit on the bench for the Sacramento Kings, stuck on the wrong side of an already set roster rotation.

However, Wallace exhibited a patience that is out of his character and was rewarded when the expansion Charlotte Bobcats swiped Wallace away from the Kings in the NBA Supplemental Draft.

Wallace was determined to seize the opportunity and set out to make his mark in Charlotte by displaying a relentless, if un-polished set of athletic skills that left observers wondering how he managed to sit on the bench for so long.

He wasn't considered much of a player, but he did have potential and a niche for seemingly being in almost every play. Even more importantly, he was selfless, ready to sacrifice his body for the sake of the team.

Due to his superior athleticism and his 6'8" frame, he was able to learn the game from the perspective of various positions. Although he would be most comfortable at the small forward position, he learned the shooting guard and power forward positions also.

His willingness to absorb instruction, coupled with hi ...

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