Rasheed Wallace is a multi-talented person. He’s terrific at missing three-pointers, even better at letting opponents drive baseline, and is the G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time, for those of you who didn’t follow) when it comes to picking up technical fouls.
Another talent that has emerged this season? Rasheed is quickly becoming top-notch when it comes to doling out insulting nicknames. He announced his presence as a nickname-giving force with the invention of “Turko-doo-doo,” mocking Hedo Turkoglu after Turk was especially flop-happy during an early-season game.
Yesterday, Rasheed returned atop the nickname-giving world, giving Manu Ginobili — who had just assaulted the Celtics with a barrage of buckets and dimes — the best name Rasheed could think of. (CSNNE)
“You know, Manure did his thing,” Wallace said. “He opened up the floor for them. We tried to trap him. He made the basketball play to the open man. We tried to do a good job on him, but he got a little loose in that first half.”
“Manure did his thing.” For those of you who didn’t pick up on it, Manure is actually Manu Ginobili. Wasn’t that a clever play on words by Rasheed? I told you he was becoming a nickname-giving force.
Of course, the nickname would have been more powerful had Manure not just singlehandedly owned the entire city of Boston with 28 points and 7 assists. Perhaps Rasheed will have to work on the timing of his nicknames.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are up next for the C’s, meaning they’ll be playing Kevin Don’t-rant and Thabo Sefo-no-balls. James Hard-on will also play meaningful minutes.