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April 19, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rasheed Wallace, who was known on the national level since his freshman basketball season at Philadelphia's Simon Gratz High, has retired for the second time in his NBA career. Slow to recover from a broken left foot, Wallace, 38, retired Wednesday from the New York Knicks. Wallace first retired after the 2010 NBA Finals following his appearance with the Boston Celtics, who lost in seven games to the Los Angeles Lakers. He returned to the NBA this season and appeared in 21 games for the Knicks.
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September 7, 2003 | By Toni Callas INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It appears another team can win without Donovan McNabb. With the Eagles quarterback making the last hit at a charity softball game yesterday, team McNabb beat the team headed by Portland Trailblazers forward and Philadelphia native Rasheed Wallace, 8-0. McNabb showed up in the eighth inning on a warm and sunny day that lured fans of all ages to the first Rasheed Wallace vs. Donovan McNabb Celebrity Softball Classic. The proceeds, still not tallied last night, will go to Wallace's and McNabb's charitable foundations.
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February 9, 1999 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
At first, the "R" word was spoken only every so often, and those who used it whispered - worried about being branded a nut. Now, many folks are using it and they're darn near shouting it from the rooftops. The "R" word is Rasheed . . . As in Rasheed Wallace, as in the former star at Simon Gratz High and North Carolina who now makes $13 million per season with the Portland Trail Blazers. Can it be? Just six years after we all enjoyed watching Wallace, who was routinely called the best big man produced in this city since Wilt Chamberlain, can it really be that someone who rivals Wallace's production, style and potential is now in our midst?
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November 7, 1998 | by Scott Flander, Daily News Staff Writer
Former city high school basketball star Rasheed Wallace, now a pro player, plans to open a themed restaurant called Hoops near Temple University in North Philadelphia. The restaurant would open next spring in a building, on Cecil B. Moore Avenue near 16th Street, that was originally intended as the Billie Holliday Center. Plans for the center were scaled back, and the name dropped, as the empowerment zone project ran into problems earlier this year. Wallace's participation is expected to revitalize the project, said Jamel Cato, of the North Philadelphia Financial Partnership, which lends money for projects in the empowerment zone.
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October 22, 1995 | By Michael Sokolove, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Rasheed Wallace, at 21 years old, employs a sports lawyer, a business lawyer, an investment counselor, an accountant and a personal assistant who will shadow him all through his first NBA season. He says he finds his new life "kind of normal. " Wallace has just emerged from the locker room at the Washington Bullets' preseason training facility in West Virginia, after a scrimmage in which he was taken to school - repeatedly dunked over and made to look foolish - by teammate Chris Webber.
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April 23, 2008 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Much of the talk the last couple of days has been about how poorly the Detroit Pistons' starters not named Rasheed Wallace played in Sunday's playoff opener against the 76ers. When he wasn't sticking his head into the Sixers' huddle and teasing Maurice Cheeks, his friend and former coach, Wallace was scoring 24 points, grabbing nine rebounds, and blocking seven shots in a vintage performance. (The rest of Detroit's starters shot a collective 15 for 48 in the Sixers' 90-86 win.)
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June 14, 2004 | By Stephen A. Smith INQUIRER COLUMNIST
Approaching the brink of elimination, the Los Angeles Lakers temporarily shoved aside their egos and arrogance last night in an effort to salvage their championship aspirations. It didn't work. Now the Pistons - with Larry Brown, Rasheed Wallace, Richard Hamilton, and their Philadelphia pedigrees - have turned the NBA Finals into a lopsided series and find themselves one game from a world championship. Shoved around by Shaquille O'Neal, facing pressure for a change from the rest of his supporting cast, the Pistons stared a potential deadlock in the face and fought off the challenge.
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December 8, 1994 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The fast lane was always an option. Rasheed Wallace didn't live in it, but he knew it was there. It was in his face every day. Before he was a high school all-American at Simon Gratz, he was a young man trying desperately to escape the scenery of the city: drugs, death, handcuffs on the wrists of still another friend who couldn't seem to find a legal way out. For Wallace, the way out of a destitute environment was basketball. The round ball, his skills and a plethora of big-time colleges coveting his services - that would be his ticket out of Philadelphia's Germantown section.
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April 29, 2008 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Even though the best-of-seven playoff series is tied at two games apiece, the perception is that the Detroit Pistons have regained their edge after Sunday's 93-84 win over the 76ers. Trailing by 10 points at halftime, Detroit showed the heart and fire that made the second-seeded Pistons such prohibitive favorites at the beginning of the series. Detroit has regained at least the psychological control as the teams gear up for tonight's 7 o'clock matchup at the Palace of Auburn Hills, but the Sixers have shown resilience this season and in this series.
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November 5, 1992 | By Mike Jensen and Bill Doherty, FOR THE INQUIRER Inquirer staff writer Sam Carchidi and correspondent Marc Narducci contributed to this article
It wasn't a formal recruiting visit, but Simon Gratz center Rasheed Wallace happened to be an interested spectator at duPont Pavilion at Villanova's first Midnight Madness basketball practice Sunday morning. Coaches around the Big East are interested, too. If new Villanova coach Steve Lappas can land Wallace, considered the top high school senior in the nation, it would send a huge message - that the Wildcats are again capable of being among the Big East elite. Villanova already has a commitment from one of Wallace's best friends, Germantown Academy's Alvin Williams, who will be the college's first high school recruit from the city since 1973, Rollie Massimino's first year as coach.
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June 24, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
EVERY YEAR around this time, names get hot and cold as the NBA draft approaches. This year's sizzling name is Kristaps Porzingis, the rail-thin, 6-11, 220-pound Latvian with the sweet shooting stroke. When you hear about how well he runs the floor, plays above the rim and blocks shots, it makes you think of someone the 76ers already have: Nerlens Noel. But what separates them is how well Porzingis can shoot. His range is that of an NBA shooting guard. And he is good enough off the dribble that he can beat defenders that way, too. "I was really impressed by a man of that size and the stroke he had," said an NBA executive who watched Porzingis work out in Las Vegas recently.
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January 20, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Aaron McKie felt as if he had let Bill Ellerbee, his coach and mentor, down. The North Philadelphia native was a senior leader at Simon Gratz High and the Bulldogs were in Las Vegas for a holiday tournament. Ellerbee, who McKie said "raised" him since he was 5, had warned the team to get ample rest in preparation for games. "One night we got a chance to hang out a little bit and I overdid it, came in late," McKie recalled. "Not only did I come in late, I had the worst game of my life the next morning.
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January 20, 2015 | BY AARON CARTER, Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
AARON McKIE felt like he had let down Bill Ellerbee, his coach and mentor. The North Philadelphia native was a senior leader at Simon Gratz and the Bulldogs were in Las Vegas for a holiday tournament. Ellerbee, who McKie said "raised" him since he was 5, had warned the team to get ample rest in preparation for upcoming games. "One night we got a chance to hang out a little bit and I overdid it, came in late," McKie recalled. "Not only did I come in late, I had the worst game of my life the next morning.
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February 23, 2014
Who: Martin Luther King vs. Constitution When: 3 p.m. tomorrow Where: Temple's Liacouras Center Records: King is 21-4 and on a seven-game winning streak. ConHigh is 22-4 and also a winner of seven straight. Coaches: Sean Colson, second season at MLK, 45-9. Rob Moore, fourth season at ConHigh, 108-36. Previous meetings: Constitution won the first meeting, 65-49, on Jan. 7 and ended King's undefeated streak at eight games. Ahmad "J.R. " Gilbert (22, 20 in second half)
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July 10, 2013
Monday was Trail Blazers rookie C.J. McCollum's first full day in Portland after he was selected 10th overall in the NBA draft. McCollum averaged 23.9 points and 5.0 rebounds per game last season as a senior at Lehigh. While his year was cut short by a broken left foot, the 6-foot-3 guard said he's fully healed and he was cleared to play in April. McCollum, the Patriot League's all-time leading scorer, said he'll have to develop some defense. "Coach [Terry Stotts] will tell you, he doesn't care too much if you're knocking down threes if you're giving up threes," he said.
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April 19, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
NEW YORK KNICKS forward Rasheed Wallace retired again from the NBA on Wednesday after he was unable to recover from a left foot injury. Wallace tried to make it back for the playoffs, but knew after a brief stint Monday against Charlotte that it was over. "We all wish we can play forever but that's just not the case," Knicks coach Mike Woodson said. "Some play longer than the others and in this case he had a long career, man, and he tried to come back and it just didn't work and he's going to move on with his life.
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April 19, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rasheed Wallace, who was known on the national level since his freshman basketball season at Philadelphia's Simon Gratz High, has retired for the second time in his NBA career. Slow to recover from a broken left foot, Wallace, 38, retired Wednesday from the New York Knicks. Wallace first retired after the 2010 NBA Finals following his appearance with the Boston Celtics, who lost in seven games to the Los Angeles Lakers. He returned to the NBA this season and appeared in 21 games for the Knicks.
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December 3, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
RASHEED WALLACE delivered a hard whack to Luis Scola, then some hard words to the referees. These New York Knicks won't let anybody have it easy at Madison Square Garden, not even the officials. Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points and the Knicks ran their best home start in 20 years to 7-0, withstanding Wallace's ejection after a mere 1:25 of playing time to beat the Phoenix Suns, 106-99, on Sunday. Phoenix had won its last two at MSG but the Knicks have finally figured out under coach Mike Woodson that home-court games are not to be wasted.
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January 15, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
WASHINGTON - Not surprisingly, 76ers president Rod Thorn has been impressed by his team during its quick start. The Sixers took an 8-3 record into Saturday's game at the Verizon Center against the Washington Wizards. Thorn said everybody in the main rotation has played well, giving special mention to center Spencer Hawes and guard Evan Turner. "Those two guys have improved more than anybody else," Thorn said before Saturday's game. Hawes entered the game averaging 11.0 points and 9.2 rebounds.
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June 22, 2010
Celtics coach Doc Rivers told a Boston radio station that center Rasheed Wallace has said he probably will retire. On Monday, Rivers told WEEI-AM that Wallace said before Game 7 of the NBA Finals that the player believed it would be the last game of his career. The 35-year-old graduate of Simon Gratz High would finish with 15,860 points and 7,321 rebounds in a 15-year career. The volatile big man also was ejected 30 times, the most since such records started being kept in 1992.
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