Rasheed Wallace had a great game yesterday and couldn’t wait to start the celebration. (Yahoo!)
So, Wallace had two big blue bottles of Bud Light in the upper corner of his locker on Sunday and a snarky greeting for Boston reporters about his hometown Philadelphia Flyers making a historic comeback on the Bruins. He didn’t come to Boston for political correctness, to make nice with the fans there. “The Broad Street Bullies,” he snarled, and then laughed and laughed and laughed.
Wallace came to Boston out of shape and out of line, and spent most of the season making the Celtics mostly regret they had ever signed him as a free agent. Yet, ’Sheed has responded in these playoffs with inspired play on both ends of the floor. He’s done it his way and everyone will just have to accept it. He takes such glee in frustrating one of the chosen young stars like Howard, because, well, that’s just him.
Is anybody out there surprised to hear Sheed drinks after games? I know I’m not.
Come to think of it, drinking after games is probably the change that allows Sheed to step his game up in the playoffs. In the regular season, he clearly does his drinking BEFORE games.