Rasheed Wallace: No Apologies, No Regrets, No Stopping Him From Playing His Game

December 22nd, 2009 by Nick Gelso Leave a reply »
My favorite non-Satanic Celtics anecdote of the past day comes from the Globe’s website, where Frank Dell’Apa touches briefly on Rasheed’s unceremonious departure from Friday’s loss to the Answer-less Sixers. When asked about the actions that led to his 10th technical of the season and an eventual ejection, Wallace was predictably unapologetic.

Is unapologetic the right word? Obdurate maybe? Aquiver with righteous indignation? You be the judge.

Per the Globe :

“You tell me,’’ Wallace said when asked if he was targeted. “I can say all I want about anybody. If they are standing right near our huddle trying to stick their nose in there, so yeah they are going to hear some stuff. And that’s exactly what it was. When have you ever seen a ref stand that close to our bench during a timeout?’’

When asked if he was angry with himself for being ejected, Wallace said, “Nah, not really. To answer your question honestly, I wasn’t. I still play my game. I ain’t changing my game for nobody.’’

My reaction to this is convoluted and, some might say, hypocritical, but here goes.

On the one hand ...

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