View Full Version : Congratulations to Ben Wallace

05-13-2005, 09:37 AM
Congratulations go out to Ben Wallace for making the all-defense NBA team and being named Defensive player of the year.

Seriously, congratulations.

05-13-2005, 11:14 AM
My favorite defensive player. It's a delight to watch him play. A natural.

05-14-2005, 01:51 PM
he is my favorite non-Maverick in the league. I can really appreciate and respect where he comes from...I live about 30 minutes from White Hall, AL where he is from, and it is seriously one of the poorest areas I have ever been in. the only thing there is a casino, where nearly all the money in the town is gambled away...nothing is given to you there, and nothing was given to Ben...he worked for EVERYTHING he has. he cut hair on the side of the road to make money as a teenager, and lived with something like 9 brothers and sisters. he was an awesome offensive lineman in high school, and wanted to go to Auburn and play football and basketball...Bowden told him no, and he was left without a scholarship offer. so he went to Virginia Union and began his journey to the league through various European leagues, and went from being a veritable ball of fat as a teenager to being probably the most athletic and physically strong center the NBA has had in years, Shaq excluded. they told him he was a small forward. he said no, and worked on his defense. they told him he was a power forward. he said no, and worked on his body AND his defense. when he came back again, they were too afraid to say he wasn't a center. i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

all that from a 6'9 guy. at center. amazing.