Rasheed Wallace may have spent some time away from the NBA but he obviously didn’t do much soul searching. The Knicks took on the Suns and it took Wallace a record 85 seconds to pick up two technical fouls and get ejected from the game.
Right off the bat, Wallace picked up a personal and a technical foul for his defense against Suns forward Luis Scola. Wallace didn’t so much try to block the shot as he did slap Scola for trying to shoot on him. But if we’ve learned anything from Rasheed Wallace from watching his interesting NBA career, it’s that when he gets one technical foul, he looses it and usually picks up a a second.
Sunday’s game was absolutely no exception.
Scola went to the free throw line to attempt the technical fee throw, and even though he missed it the Suns still got something out of it. As soon as the ball rimmed out, the whistles blew again and Wallace had officially picked up his second technical foul and was therefor ejected from the game.
All of that took one minute, 25 seconds — the average length of a short commercial break.
This is really classic Rasheed, he picks up technicals like kids get candy on Halloween. The Knicks didn’t need him as they beat the Suns 106-99 but the league looks down on players who routinely pick up technicals and Wallace has made a career out of doing that. Don’t anticipate any league punishment for Wallace’s record ejection, but that doesn’t mean we can relish in the nostalgia of vintage Rasheed.