Rasheed Wallace Ejected From a Game for Yelling “Ball Don’t Lie” [Video]
This actually happened on Sunday, but it gave me great pleasure that 38 year old Knick forward Rasheed Wallace was tossed from a game for the first time in his brief stint in New York.
Wallace is well past his prime as a player, but he is just starting to enter his prime as a lunatic. He is among NBA’s all time leaders in technical fouls accrued with 314.
Sunday’s ejection was a dandy, even by Wallace’s lofty standards. He lasted just 85 seconds in New York’s 106-99 win over Phoenix.
Wallace received his first technical for swiping his hand at Luis Scola a second after being called for a foul. When Goran Dragic bricked the free throw, Wallace screamed his patented “Ball don’t lie!” tag line and referee John Goble tossed him.
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