Grantland has a about new NBA Hall of Famer and legendary speechwriter Arvydas Sabonis and his legacy as a 7'3 European starin the NBA mixed with the questions of "what if?" The only "what if" that is remembered by the readers of the feature is the take by Bill Walton while discussing one incident between former Trailblazer fireball Rasheed Wallace and Sabonis.
Bill Walton's take is one of those out of the blue lines that NBA fans somewhat expect from the alternate universe basketball legend. In discussing his feelings towards the conflict in a game that he was broadcasting between the Blazers and Lakers, in which Rasheed threw a towel in the face of Sabonis during a timeout after Sabonis had accidentally smacked Wallace's face earlier when he fell backwards after colliding with Shaquille O'Neal, Walton confesses a secret that has ever since he witnessed the incident.
Walton, who was broadcasting the game nationally, still feels remorse over the incident. "It was one of the lowest moments of my life," he said. "If I was any kind of a man, I would have got up from that broadcast table and walked across the court and punched Rasheed Wallace in the nose. But I let Sabonis and the game of basketball and the human race down that day."Bill Walton hates Rasheed Wallace so much for that, that the legend felt like he let the whole human race down by not punching the power forward. A lot of humans don't like Rasheed Wallace and his temper-filled antics, but it's hard to say everyone wanted to see that punch go down.
A majority of the human race would of liked it to gone down though.