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Old 11-17-2010, 08:38 PM   #1
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Looking for an intimidating lawyer to defend you in a tough case? If you can afford to be patient, Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace(notes) has just the guy for you: himself.

After he retires, the NBA’s four-time Defensive Player of the Year plans to pursue a law degree to eventually become – what else? – a defense attorney. Wallace, 36, has discussed his ambitions with lawyers in his offseason home in Richmond, Va. He also has begun looking at prospective law schools.


Pistons center Ben Wallace, in his 15th NBA season, is already researching law schools.
“That’s my ultimate goal,” Wallace said. “It’s always been one of my dreams. I think I can argue a pretty good case. I think I can convince a couple of people to see things my way.


“I’m very serious about it. Very.”

Wallace has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Virginia Union University, where he also played Division II basketball. His dreams of becoming a lawyer were postponed by a successful NBA career that has now stretched into a 15th season. He now spends his downtime watching Court TV “all day and all night,” and said the NBA’s post-retirement programs are helping him prepare for law school. He also considers Richmond-based attorneys Murray J. Janus and Craig S. Cooley mentors.
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:40 PM   #2
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This guy don't need a law degree to convince people to see things his way.

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Old 11-17-2010, 09:13 PM   #3
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This guy don't need a law degree to convince people to see things his way.



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Old 11-17-2010, 09:23 PM   #4
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Thats pretty cool. Good louck Big Ben. He would be someones lawyer today if bball didnt work out/he wasnt given a chance. I wonder what A.Foyle and Okafor got degrees in. They were pretty smart dudes in school.
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Thats pretty cool. Good louck Big Ben. He would be someones lawyer today if bball didnt work out/he wasnt given a chance. I wonder what A.Foyle and Okafor got degrees in. They were pretty smart dudes in school.
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His major at UConn was finance, and he graduated with honors after three years in May 2004 with a 3.8 GPA. One of his last courses at UConn was an honors-level finance course where students were allowed to make investment decisions for a small portion of UConn's endowment. Okafor was named the Academic All-American of the Year in 2004 for his work on and off the court.
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:07 PM   #7
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He better hurry up, Dwight Howard is on his tail for DLotY
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:45 PM   #13
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Ben Wallace wants to go to law school after his bball days are over. Discuss!

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Old 07-18-2011, 11:44 AM   #15
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This is nothing new. He's said this for years. He had actually applied for a law school back before the Pistons brought him back.
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