Rasheed is entertaining now that he's not on Portland's roster. Seriously, this guy cracks me up. Check out the whole article. It's pretty good. Rasheed isn't a bad guy (it's not like he drew a gun on his teammate...errr...Gilbert Arenas), but he seems like he's perpetually stuck in the 1970's (think Maurice Lucas in "The Breaks of the Game"). And truthfully, I love his candor - though as a fan of the team he's playing on his moments of candor are often cringe inducing.
"Bad news for the NBA. Rasheed Wallace is getting the Tim Donaghy book.
"I want to check it out and see what’s there," Wallace said last night."
"Either way they’re going to get me," Wallace said. "If I don’t say nothing I’m going to get fined, and if I say something I’m going to get fined. So I might as well say something about what’s on my mind, what I want to say. They’re going to hit me up either way. I’ve been through that before in Portland. When I wasn’t talking to the media they were fining me. But then when I did talk to the media they didn’t like what I had to say, so they fined me some more. So I was like, ‘Well, (expletive), if you’re going to fine me I might as well say what the hell I want to say.’ "
"See, they think they can control people with money. Everybody don’t live like that. That’s how they live up there in that office. They think, ‘Oh, I’m going to hit him in the pocket. That’s where it will hurt.’ No, it don’t hurt me. I didn’t have it growing up, so, I mean, either way it don’t hurt me. As long as my family’s cool, I’m cool. It ain’t hurting my family. I make sure of that."