According to Stephen A. Smith, Rasheed Wallace plans to come out of retirement to rejoin the Celtics. Actually, according to Stephen A. Smith, I’m sure it was more like, RASHEED WALLACE PLANS TO COME OUT OF RETIREMENT TO REJOIN THE CELTICS!! (Sports Illustrated)
Smith said that the Celtics counter the Heat’s athleticism with “brute size” and Rasheed Wallace will come out of retirement to come back to the Celtics.
Smith said Wallace told him that’s the plan, because he wants another shot at the Lakers in the NBA Finals.
My first thought is to completely dismiss Smith’s latest bit of reporting. The Celtics already have three centers, and Perk (a.k.a. the fourth center) was cleared to practice this week. The Celtics do plan to counter the Heat’s athleticism with “brute size,” but they also (hopefully) plan to counter with “basketball players who still have pulses.” Sorry, but Rasheed Wallace doesn’t count as one of those. He’d also be the Celtics’ 16th player, when there are only 15 roster spots.
Likely, Sheed’s been sitting at his house, chilling. His gut’s probably the size of mine (which is no good, especially for a professional athlete), and I’m sure he’s just as likely to bomb ill-advised three-pointers as he was last year. We had enough of ‘Sheed after one season, right? Right???
But there’s a little part of me that’s saying, “It seemed improbable (impossible?) when Smith reported that Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were all going to end up in Miami, but (even though he somewhat backed off his original report) they did. Smith was right.”
Can he be right again? Just say no. Please.
A Sheed-Jermaine O’Neal combination would leave me in one of three places: A) in the hospital after a heart attack, B) in a grave after a very premature, heart attack-induced death, or C) in prison after a double homicide. That’s it. Those are the only three options.
Quite Frankly, I hope Stephen A. Smith is talking out of his ass. Retirement don’t lie?