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Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Ben Wallace

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Welcome to this week’s Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday. This week we are spotlighting the rough and rugged Power forward Ben Wallace.

Wallace signed with the Washington Bullets (later Wizards) as an undrafted free agent in 1996. In his NBA career, Wallace played with the Washington Bullets/Wizards, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers.

He won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award four times, a record he shares with Dikembe Mutombo. In nine seasons with the Pistons (2000–2006; 2009–2012), Wallace made two NBA Finals appearances (2004 and 2005) and won a championship with the Pistons in 2004. The Pistons retired his jersey number 3 in 2016.

Career history
19961999 Washington Bullets / Wizards
1999–2000 Orlando Magic
20002006 Detroit Pistons
20062008 Chicago Bulls
20082009 Cleveland Cavaliers
20092012 Detroit Pistons
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 6,254 (5.7 ppg)
Rebounds 10,482 (9.6 rpg)
Blocks 2,137 (2.0 bpg)

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