The Ben Wallace Debate Ben Wallace's legacy is one who's legitimacy is often debated on. While he was a fantastic defensive player, his scoring output was very limited and his free throw shooting was horrible at best. Does the good outweigh the bad? Allow me to dig in and find out of Ben Wallace deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame. It's undeniable that Ben Wallace was not a dangerous scorer. In his best season offensively, he averaged a mere 9.7 points per game with the Pistons. He also holds the NBA's all time lowest free throw percentage, at an abysmal 41.4% from the charity stripe. However, what he lacked in scoring, he made up for in offensive rebounding and hustle. Wallace used his ability to rack up boards and get second chance points to allow his teammates to experience better offensive success. His strength allowed him to be an effective screen setter as well, creating better opportunities for the more capable offensive players in his lineup. Wallace claims he gained his defensive mindset through playing basketball with his 7 older brothers. Ben Wallace would go on to be a defensive mastermind, averaging well over 10 rebounds a game in his prime and 8 seasons with over 2 blocks per game, including 3 in a row with over 3. Wallace is also tied for an NBA record with 4 defensive player of the year awards in 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006. As for his accolades, Big Ben possesses many. As previously mentioned, he is a 4 time defensive player of the year. He is also a 4 time NBA All-Star, was named to 5 all NBA teams, is a 2 time NBA rebounding leader, lead the NBA in blocks in 2002, was named to 5 all NBA defensive first teams, one defensive second team, is the Pistons' all time leader in blocks, and had his number retired by the Detroit Pistons. All of this from a player who went undrafted and stands well below the average height for his position. After viewing his career, the question is no longer if Ben Wallace deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. The question is, why isn't he already?
Congratulations to Coach Russ Cellan on getting inducted into the High School Hall of Fame. It was great seeing D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Jerry Mackey and Tyshawn Scarlett. It was a great night to see our beloved Coach being honored for his years of excellence at Freeport High School where it all started for me. #MorlonGreenwood#freeporthighschool#russcellan#hof
De los mejores estafadores.
Lou Brock era ese tipo jugador que todos querían tener en sus equipos. En donde lideró el departamento de Bases Robadas en (8) ocasiones con los @Cardinals (1966-1974) ☄🔥🏃🏾Durante esas dos décadas fue el jugador mas veloz de la MLB.
"The Man They Call Sting" 🦂 Had the opportunity today to take Bradley to meet the wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer. Bradley really never gets star struck, but I've never seen this kid get so speechless when he went to shake his hand haha. Sting is one of the really good guys out there and I'm glad I got to share this experience with my son. #LoveMyKids#Sting#TheStinger#TheIcon#TheVigilante#WWE#WCW#HOF#StingerSplash#NWO
Amazed to find this 1929 Official National League Baseball signed by members of the 1929 Cincinnati Reds! Very pleased to find Hall of Famer George L. “High Pockets” Kelly penned his name on it. #mlb#hof#cincinnati#reds#cincinnatireds
Social Roy, with Rigo Sarmiento, holds off a late charging Ausable to win race 9 for Oscar Gonzalez. #GPWest
Social Roy, con Rigo Sarmiento, aguantó la embestida de Ausable para ganar la 9na carrera para Oscar Gonzalez. #GPWest