Ben Wallace/Chicago Bulls '06/'07

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  1. aurora

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    Re: Big Ben's Debut

    It just ain't right. :tsk: :tsk: :tsk: But it's rough.
     
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    Re: Big Ben's Debut

    All he needs is an Al-Qaeda medallion and his look is complete.
     
  3. final.wrath

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    we're going to be okay without him. the media didn't murder him, they brought up valid points about why a scoring center in flip saunder's system was a good thing. nobody ever detracted from ben's rebounding, blocking, and man-defensive prowress.

    now sheed and tayshaun wont be getting doubled all the time. our bench looks solid. I for one am excited about next season.
     
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    Fanning the flames, Roscoe, fanning the flames.
     
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    My job is equal parts moderation, administration and instigation. :pound:
     
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    Re: Big Ben's Debut

    better a bull than a Pacer.
     
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    Prolly on WGN.
     
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    Guess what guys?? I am willing to bet that Ben will do well as a leader on his new team. I am willing to bet if the game comes down to shooting free throws, that he may have to sit out a few minutes. I am willing to bet that the bulls have a better chance than last year to beat the Heat, if they were to meet in the playoffs. I am willing to bet that if the Bulls do not make the playoff that Ben will show up at the Palace to support the Pistons. He is the same Ben Wallace that clocked Shaq's shot ans sent him to the floor.
     
  9. Pwn Toney

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    Re: Big Ben's Debut

    This is exactly the problem....when Sheed or Tay were doubled during the Title runs, LB used it against our opponents by finding cutters to the rim. Not only did it keep ALL our players involved in the offense, it increased our points in the paint significantly.

    I really don't see how caving in to our opponents defensive schemes and abandoning all attempts at points in the paint or involving Ben in the offense is doing to solve our problems. Shooting the ball is not the only way of being involved in the offensive scheme. A championship level coach would recognize that.

    ....Whatever....I guess I'm done with the whole thing...obviously, I'm insane and a malcontent for siding with the methodology that won us a title...Enjoy Nazr....welcome to dETROIT
     
  10. linwood

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    No doubt about that! I think Ben will really make an opposing team tougher, and I would hate for it to be the evil Pacers.
    For example: If Ben had been a Pacer at the stripclub that night, the team may have been able to handle the handicapped midget without having to use firearms.

    :pound:
     
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    Speaking of the enemy, I just noticed that Ben is wearing an Oakland Athletics hat.
     
  12. crastinator

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    Are you joking or is it really an A's hat?

    I thought it might be when I looked at it but I couldn't figure out why he'd be an A's fan except as a big F-U to Detroit fans, and I really didn't think he was bitter like that.
     
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    Looks like an A's hat to me.
     
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    Uhm... No.

    It's a Braves hat.
     
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    Shows what I know. :pound:
     
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    Re: Big Ben's Debut

    EVER SEE "THE OMEN 2'? when Damian realizes who he is and says.."But he does live, Marc,...IN ME!!"...THATS bEN AND ME- darth hq!!
     
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    Re: Big Ben's Debut

    While the search is on for someone to teach him the art of free-throws, they might also hire a person to show him how to wear a baseball cap.
     
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    Re: Big Ben's Debut

    Ben Wallace vs. Timberwolves article:

    Wolves: Wallace mows 'em down with hustle, determination:

    "That's why Ben Wallace works in this league. He uses the broom. He uses the rake. He sweeps. He doesn't take the blower and blow it. If you're a country boy, you understand that."
    For you city mice, the Bulls signed Wallace to a four-year, $60 million contract this summer with the understanding that he will work hard, play aggressively, instill intensity in his youngish teammates and scare the bejeezus out of opposing ballhandlers who tread inside.
    "A hellacious big man," Chicago coach Scott Skiles called Wallace the other day. It doesn't matter to Skiles that Wallace is only 6-9 (maybe) or that 100 fans sitting in the stands on any given night probably could beat him at H-O-R-S-E.
    "Tenacious is the best word I can use for Ben," Timberwolves forward Vin Baker said Friday night before tipoff of the Wolves-Bulls' preseason game at United Center, in which Wallace had seven rebounds, four points and a block in 22 minutes of playing time. "He's not the strongest guy, he's not the tallest guy. But he goes after it.
    "But it's an every-night thing," Baker said. "His game is built on the mental approach. Very few players have what it takes to bring that tenacity every night."
    link: Wolves: Wallace mows 'em down with hustle, determination
     
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    Re: Big Ben's Debut

    This is kind of strange. I have not seen any Bulls games but stats wise Ben is way below his average in every category and is on pace to set an unbreakable NBA record for lowest FT% in a single season if this trend continues into the season.

    Of course when you just commited 60mil over 4 years to a player I would not expect to hear anything bad pointed out.

    What are the odds that Maxiel will make us forget all about Ben? I know that will not happen but its nice to think about.
     
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    The Pistons are doing a heckuva job promoting this. We'll know the truth when the season starts and whether Max is relegated to garbage time, or if all this hard work and accomplishment equals real playing time.
     

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