Ben Wallace Bulls Jersey
Wow factor of this Jersey: 6 out of 10 because it’s easy to forget Ben Wallace ever being on the Bulls.
Why this jersey is awesome: because he signed a 4 year, $60 million contract with the Bulls. At his news conference when he signed he said “I wasn’t going to leave Detroit to go to a team that wasn’t going to be a contender”. That season the Bulls went 33-49 and finished with the 4th worst record in the Eastern Conference. Wallace sure earned his money as he shot 37% from the field, 42% from the charity stripe, 5.1 ppg, 8.8 boards, 1.8 dimes, 1.4 steals, and 1.6 blocks. Even Theo Ratliff thinks that the Bulls didn’t get their money’s worth from him. His time in Chicago was short lived as he was shipped off to the Cavs in a monster 11 team trade of absolute crap.
Bulls Ben Wallace
Bulls Joe Smith
Bulls 2009 2nd round pick (who became Danny Green)
Sonics Wally Szcerbiak
Sonics Delonte West
Cavs Drew Gooden
Cavs Larry Hughes
Cavs Cedric Simmons
Cavs Shannon Brown
Cavs Ira Newble
Cavs Donyell Marshall
Bulls Adrian Griffin
This is probably the first and only trade in the history of the NBA involving two people who graduated from Miami (OH). Awesome. This is also the trade involving the most amount of players that collectively are the worst basketball players. This group is more known for the following: Wally’s Random Dude Caption, Delonte West banging Lebron James Mom and also going Desperado, Donyell Marshall for actually still being in the NBA at that point, and another fan base getting to
shoot themselves believe in Larry Hughes actually being good.
Other things of note: Ben Wallace was an undrafted free agent out of Virginia Union (D-II). While at Virginia Union he led them to a 28-3 record and a Final 4. He is the 10th of 11 children and Charles Oakley is his mentor.
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