Starting Over

Gerald WallacePhoto by Thierry Desfontaines
Originally published in SLAM 82

After three seasons marked by sporadic playing time and flashes of jaw-dropping athleticism as a youngster on veteran dominated Kings teams, Gerald Wallace became a member of the Bobcats during the 2004 expansion draft. While he hasn’t had the luxury of returning to the Playoffs like he became accustomed to in his first three years, the lengthy forward has established himself as one of the most versatile players in the game since landing in Charlotte. — Adam Fleischer