Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bill Walton is Tortured to Never Punch Rasheed Wallace



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.



11 comments:

  1. Anonymous
    I would have been just as good if Sabonis would have went "Russian" on him done it himself. Sabonis could have done the job Walton wanted to do.
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  2. First off to me bill walton is a joke and he should'nt be in the hall of fame. i do understand that rasheed wallace does get carried away with his attitude alot, but that comment was extremely childish and it was'nt appropriate, and i kno why bill walton did'nt go and punch rasheed in the nose, cause rasheed woulda whooped his a$$ on national television in front of the whole human race.
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  3. Anybody who thinks Walton shouldn't be in the hall of fame is an idiot.
    That's really all that needs to be said to nullify the previous comment.
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  4. Look at his stats for his career. He doesn't belong in the HOF.
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  5. Walton is an A$$ hole and should be punched kicked shot & stabbed in the face then dumped in the Detroit River. I couldnt stand to hear him announce games I had to turn them off. douche bag
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  6. whos gives a shit.. Its Basketball.. a bunch of uneducated thugs!
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  7. Are you kidding, the NBA players are giving thugs a bad name... How much lower is the NBA gonna go for the almighty dollar.. David Stern is a creep and I have never talked to a fan who liked the jerk.
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  8. Basketball? I thought Basketball was finally dead.. a long slow death that started when they stopped making the thugs dribble.
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  9. Wow! Its doesn't take long for the racist in all of you to start to come out in these post.
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  10. God some people make everything about race. Some NBA players do great things for their community,please don't paint all of them with the same brush. Let's try to be far not just racist.
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