The NBA buyout deadline is approaching right around the corner and teams are looking at who they want to cut loose and who they want to keep through the season. We’ve already seen the likes of Glen Davis and possibly Danny Granger and Ben Gordon reach buyout agreements, but one player we won’t be seeing reach a buyout is Boston Celtics big man Gerald Wallace.
According to A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com, Wallace says that he’s not interested in asking for a buyout because he’s not one to complain about his situation.
“My mom said never complain about the situation you’re in. You can’t control it. It’s nothing I can do about it. I just have to take it in stride and move forward. My focus is on helping these guys become better players, help them build, help them understand what it takes to have a successful career in the NBA.”
Wallace isn’t in that bad of a situation in Boston if he’s all about helping a team learn and grow. If he wants to win a title this year, he’s in the wrong place but even if he does, Wallace isn’t kicking and wailing to try and get out of his contract with the Celtics.
That says a lot about the type of basketball player Gerald Wallace is, as loyalty is rare in the NBA.