Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 10:15 am  |  11 responses

Rasheed Wallace’s Teammates Say He Was Unfairly Ejected

It was hilarious to watch Rasheed Wallace to get ejected after playing just 85 seconds yesterday against the Phoenix Suns. His teammates, though, weren’t laughing, and say the referees unfairly target ‘Sheed due to his less-than-sterling reputation. From the NY Post: “Wallace yelled his catchphrase ‘Ball don’t lie!’ — an expression of basketball karma — after Goran Dragic missed the technical free throw and then continued to (profanely) argue his case. He was slapped with another technical and tossed — unfairly, the Knicks claimed. ‘I think so. I think so. He’s the only guy in the league that gets a technical for saying ‘Ball don’t lie,’ said Carmelo Anthony. ‘Scola kept playing after the play, and in this league there’s something called continuation. He stopped him and they gave him a tech. It is what it is. ’Sheed came and apologized to us, and we move on. He came in. It was the right thing to do. He came in and he apologized to us for getting kicked out, and you move on.’ Anthony, who scored a game-high 34 points, even mimicked Wallace’s celebration of putting three fingers to his head after hitting a 3-pointer in a show of solidarity. [...] Wallace’s 30 ejections and 317 technical fouls are believed to be the most since the NBA starting keeping track of such transgressions in 1991-92. ‘I hate to say that, but in Rasheed’s case I think the reputation is it,’ Kurt Thomas said. ‘I was definitely surprised. The first one I don’t even think should’ve been called. He’s going for it trying to block the shot so the guy doesn’t get an and-one, and they called a tech. Then just emotions took over.’”

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  • roscoe

    dcuz could learn from sheeds ejection style.

  • Yknot

    That tech don’t lie either!

  • spit hot fiyah

    i actually understand the refs on this one, they feel like they need to control the game which can be hard if some player is out there screaming at will

  • KipSmithers

    I’m tired of the refs making themselves “The Show”! Between this, the tech for high-fiving a teammate, and Duncan getting tossed for laughing on the bench, it’s just sad.
    Honestly, I kinda want Knicks fans to chant “BALL DON’T LIE!!!” when Wallace comes back!

  • Mike Mihalow

    At this rate, that’s about a $25,000 fine from Dictator Stern.

  • The first T was the right call. He didnt stop Scola from putting up a shot. He gave an extra slap after the call similar to the kris humphries foul after the wistle on Garnett. The 2nd was bs

  • LaLa

    that would be amazing.

  • http://twitter.com/DPisWill DePaul Williams

    In a travel ball game I had a teammate tell the Referee “Ball dont lie!!!!” and the ref responded “Ball don’t talk!” lmaooo

  • asd

    second that

  • http://www.facebook.com/cheetorey2324 Rey FamousRey Senatus

    that’d be great

  • robb

    lol great idea!