|Posted by B-PAUL on April 8, 2010 at 12:39 AM|
If you have read Gino's Jungle at all this season, or listened to the Celtics Late Night Show, then you proabably know I have a deep hatred for Rasheed Wallace, When Rasheed came to the Celtics earlier this year I, along with many Celtics fans, knew exactly what the C's were getting from Rasheed. They were getting a nearly seven foot center who is clearly on the decline, who shoots way more threes than any man over 6 10" should, and a man who has to look up the word "hustle" everytime a coach says it during a game or in practice.
Today one of the most critical sports writers out there, Bill Simmons from ESPN, took some time to voice his opinion on what most of us have been (expletive) about all season. When it comes to Bill Simmons more than likely you either love him or hate him. I am one of those people that appreciates his willingness to be critical and offer more of a fans perspective, rather than hiding his opinions like many reporters are told to do these days.
Whether you like him or not it is very hard to argue the information in his latest piece bashing the man we call "Sheed". In the column Simmons spits it how it is and backs it up with facts that support the point he is trying to get across. That point being that Rasheed Wallace may be one of the worst, if not the worst, Boston Celtic of all time.
Here is a little piece from Simmons article:
Sheed will finish the 2009-10 regular season next week as my least favorite Celtic ever, edging out Todd Day, Fred Roberts, Sidney Wicks, Curtis Rowe and Vin Baker. At least Vinnie had an excuse: a drinking problem. Sheed has an apathy problem. His doughy, nonchalant shadow looms over every game.
Sheed roped the Celtics into giving him an $18.9 million, three-year deal, made a big stink about breaking MJ's 72-win record and then showed up for training camp wearing a fat suit.
Sheed caused my 62-year-old father to send me the following text recently: "Wallace can't rebound, blocks nobody out, gets outhustled on every rebound and plays matador defense. What an awful Celtic!!!!"
Sheed caused me to respond, "You forgot about all the 3s he misses."
Bill's comments really make your mind wonder if Rasheed really is the worst Celtic of all time. By worst I don't mean by skill level, I'm talking about values, work ethic, and the true meaning of putting on that green jersey. From what we have seen so far it is pretty clear he does not appreciate having the privlige to put on the same jersey that guys like Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, and Larry Bird suited themselves up in.
Luckily for Sheed he has a coach that doesn't put his foot down very often. You can only imagine that Red is looking down right now shaking his head at the sorry excuse for a Celtic that Doc Rivers his putting out on the floor each and every night.
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