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Old 07-03-2006, 11:49 PM   #1
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The guy is what is wrong with sports. Did he forget that Dumars offered him TRIPLE what anyone was offering him when he was a free agent with the Magic? Did he forget the 6 years in detroit where he became an icon? That city loved him. The guy is a joke. Leaving Detroit in shambles for more money. What a punk. I have no respect for players like him. No loyalty. I thought those guys would be together for a loong time. They were a joy to watch together. the 2004 and 2005 NBA finals were among the best. Detroit offered him 52 million and he leaves. What did he expect? This isn't the same Ben from 4 yrs ago and keeping a starting 5 like that together is hard. Still he was offered more than enough. He should've retired a Piston. As an NBA fan it's sad to see him playing for another team. To top it off he goes to a hated division rival. It's getting harder and harder to like these athletes. You understand guys like Peja,Vlad,Speedy,etc leaving. Not a guy with Ben's status and what he means to that franchise and what that franchise did for him. They made him.

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Old 07-03-2006, 11:50 PM   #2
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The guy is what is wrong with sports. Did he forget that Dumars offered him TRIPLE what anyone was offering him when he was a free agent with the Magic? Did he forget the 6 years in detroit where he became an icon? That city loved him. The guy is a joke. Leaving Detroit in shambles for more money. What a punk. I have no respect for players like him. No loyalty. I thought those guys would be together for a loong time. They were a joy to watch together. the 2004 and 2005 NBA finals were among the best. Detroit offered him 52 million and he leaves. What did he expect? This isn't the same Ben from 4 yrs ago and keeping a starting 5 like that together is hard. Still he was offered more than enough. He should've retired a Piston. As an NBA fan it's sad to see him playing for another team. To top it off he goes to a hated division rival. It's getting harder and harder to like these athletes. You understand guys like Peja,Vlad,Speedy,etc leaving. Not a guy with Ben's status and what he means to that franchise and what that franchise did for him. They made him.

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So essentially, you have no respect for 99% of pro athletes?!
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Old 07-03-2006, 11:53 PM   #3
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Seriously man. I'm not a Pistons fan. I just respected that team a lot. It's just really sad that their era is over. Over money? Sheesh. Not that most of you care. Seems that most everyone here hates the Pistons anyways.
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Sad to say it's all about the money, I just wished ben stayed with Pistons man where they fun to watch.
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Ben Wallace IS what's wrong with sports.

Hardworking, never quits, plays within the team's concept and knows his role.

What a loser.
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As much as people hated them you have to admit they were great. Some of those wins they pulled out in the playoffs were incredible. Those Lakers games, spurs games, those epic pacers games in 2004. I can't believe he'd stick it to them and go to Chicago. That's just low.
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Ben Wallace = ****. Unemployment line, WTF? Is he trying to be the next Sprewell?
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Seriously man. I'm not a Pistons fan. I just respected that team a lot. It's just really sad that their era is over. Over money? Sheesh. Not that most of you care. Seems that most everyone here hates the Pistons anyways.
you probably don't work yet but if you were making 120Gs a year and the guy next door offered you 140Gs would you stick with your old job or leave for the new, better paying one. NBA is a bussines and theres more to it than loyalty. I know there's not a person in here that would give up a million/year.
And not only does he get payed more but he'll get the ball in his hands too.

i wished he stayed but i can't blame him for leaving
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Old 07-03-2006, 11:58 PM   #9
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Ben Wallace IS what's wrong with sports.

Hardworking, never quits, plays within the team's concept and knows his role.

What a loser.

Hardworking? Where is the proof of this??? His game hasn't improved in years.

Knows is role? Isn't he asking to be a part of the offense when he doesn't have offensive skills?
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Who knows if Ben didn't get along with someone, or didn't have confidence in the coach or management, or if he dreamed of playing on the Bulls when he was younger. I don't recall seeing a single article or comment from him saying he couldn't wait to get out of Detroit but the NBA just isn't about shoving a mound of paper in front of someone and asking them to sign it; Ben was likely wined and dined to a great extent by the Bulls' organization and he ultimately felt that opportunity would be fun for him. There is something to be said about getting a new challenge and how changes of scenery are refreshing...Big Ben deserves the benefit of the doubt because he's played really well while staying out of trouble.

It's his life.

Give me a break about Sprewell comparisons...that guy was making millions, overpaid at that, and turned down millions with no real other suitors becaus he needed to "feed his family."
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I'm just dissapointed in Ben. His reputation is likely tarnished forever. He should've retired a Piston and had his jersey in the rafters. Money isn't everything, especially when you have so much of it. Where's the character? I don't like how the Pistons dealt Darko, Corliss, Arroyo and other integral pieces just so they could take care of Ben. This is a cold business.
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I'm just dissapointed in Ben. His reputation is likely tarnished forever. He should've retired a Piston and had his jersey in the rafters. Money isn't everything, especially when you have so much of it. Where's the character? I don't like how the Pistons dealt Darko, Corliss, Arroyo and other integral pieces just so they could take care of Ben. This is a cold business.


Yes it trulely is, but you can't blame him for not having class. Some poeple have it and some don't. Look at what Carter did to the Toronto franchise. Sure you are going to be pissed off in general for a while, but soon your hate for that player will soon grow and you will just learn to deal with it. Until that time i suggest alcohal, and... lots of it.
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Hardworking? Where is the proof of this??? His game hasn't improved in years.

Knows is role? Isn't he asking to be a part of the offense when he doesn't have offensive skills?

Word brother.
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Give me a break about Sprewell comparisons...that guy was making millions, overpaid at that, and turned down millions with no real other suitors becaus he needed to "feed his family."

Ben is overpaid too.
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I'm pretty sure it had more to do with Flip Saunders.
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