Though the heart of Crash Wallace pumps rapid, the pulse is steady and methodical. Though playing with abandon, reckless, he is not. Reckless does not dependably see and make the narrow assist. Reckless does not follow a horizontal defensive maneuver with a dialed three goggle dagger. The T-Blazers emerging vital organ is now evolved.
"Crash and Burn" is the appropriate descriptive phrase that captures the style, but the wrong order. Gerald Wallace's tenacious desire burns white hot and leads to tumbles and impacts, but make no mistake which is cause and which is effect. From the candle, ..... heat. And, at both ends.
- Ron Artest: 14pnts, 4of 14 shooting.
CrashBurn Wallace: 19pnts, 13rbnds, 7assist.
Artest: BURNED, BOTH ENDS!
- Kevin Durant: 5 of 18 shooting, 3 Reb, 1 Ast.
CrashBurn Wallace: 40pnts on 28 shots, 7rbnds.
Durant: BURNED, BOTH ENDS!
"Crash" was a fine nickname while in Charlotte, however Burnald has super-ceded the connotation with his evolved, exemplary play.