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.’”