Gerald Wallace
American basketball player
Gerald Wallace
Gerald Jermaine Wallace is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA.
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Nets Fire Coach Lionel Hollins, Reassign GM Billy King
Huffington Post - about 1 year
NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets fired coach Lionel Hollins and reassigned general manager Billy King on Sunday in the midst of their worst season since moving from New Jersey. The Nets said assistant Tony Brown will serve as the interim head coach, and the GM position will remain open until a replacement is hired. The Nets have lost four in a row overall and nine straight at home, where attendance has dwindled at the $1 billion Barclays Center. The Nets had made the playoffs every year since relocating for the 2012-13 season, but they are 10-27, better only than the league-worst Philadelphia 76ers. King had been GM since 2010, orchestrating a number of high-profile moves that led to just one playoff series victory. Hollins was in his second season as coach. "It's clear from our current state of affairs that we need new leadership," owner Mikhail Prokhorov said in a statement. "With the right basketball management and coach in place, we are going to create a winning culture a ...
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Blazers vs. Celtics - Hot Live Blog Action
The Portland Mercury - about 3 years
Live from the Moda Center as the Portland Trail Blazers host the Boston Celtics. Hey look, there’s Doc Rivers! Wait, nope, he’s gone. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett? Gone and gone. Rajon Rondo? He’s here, but recovering from a torn ACL. I guess that leaves, uh, Jeff Green? Yeah, Jeff Green! Go Celtics! Looking up and down this Boston roster is terrifying. It’s replacement-level talent, a horrorshow of castoffs, misfits, and spare parts. Kris Humphries is their highest paid player. Even with the recent addition of semi-competent Jerryd Bayless—hey, remember him?—this squad still resembles a D-League team as opposed to one that belongs in the NBA. That they have won thirteen games is a testament to just how well first year coach Brad Stevens is doing. I mean, Jordan Crawford (!!!) is arguably Boston’s best active player. If the Blazers don’t win by forty tonight it will be a disappointment. PRE-GAME: The Celtics have only won once in their last eleven games, free fal ...
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Steph Curry's Game-Winning Shot Lifts Warriors Over Celtics, 99-97 (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post - about 3 years
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry hit a go-ahead jumper with 2.1 seconds left, lifting the Golden State Warriors over the skidding Boston Celtics 99-97 on Friday night in their first game back home after a long road trip. Curry came off a pick-and-roll with David Lee before hitting the high-arching shot over center Kris Humphries to electrify the sellout crowd of 19,596. Gerald Wallace missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer, sending Boston to its seventh straight loss. Read More... More on NBA
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Crawford, Wallace Lift Celtics Over Bobcats 96-86
NYTimes - about 3 years
Jordan Crawford had 21 points, reserve Gerald Wallace added a season-high 17 points and the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Bobcats 96-86 Monday night for their second straight victory.     
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Celtics' Wallace fined $10,000 by NBA for using profanity
Fox News - over 3 years
The NBA has fined Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace $10,000 for using profane language during his postgame media availability.
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Celtics beat the Heat at the buzzer
LATimes - over 3 years
After trailing by four with 3.6 seconds remaining, Boston defeats defending champs on Jeff Green three-pointer. Jeff Green capped a last-minute Boston rally with a three-point shot at the buzzer and the Celtics stunned the Heat, 111-110, Saturday at Miami. The Heat had led 110-106 with 3.6 seconds on LeBron James' two free throws. Gerald Wallace responded with a layup for the Celtics with 1.6 seconds left and fouled Dwyane Wade, who missed the first free throw and deliberately bounced the second free throw off the backboard and the Celtics got the ball. Then Wallace found Green with a pass in the right corner for the Boston's winning shot.     
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Gerald Wallace rips Celtics' commitment to winning
USA Today - over 3 years
Gerald Wallace accuses his teammates of padding their own stats.
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Losing Is Not a Winning Strategy in the NBA
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
The NBA season is beginning this week and fans of each team are, of course, optimistic. At this point, everyone can hope a title is possible come next summer. Although everyone could theoretically have dreams of a title in 2014, it is clear that every NBA fan isn't actually hoping their team is successful in 2014. Some NBA fans are actually dreaming of an event that happens just after the conclusion of the NBA Finals. For fans of a few teams, the focus is already on the 2014 draft. For example, some fans of the Philadelphia 76ers seem convinced that not only are the Sixers not trying to win this year, but that this is actually the best course of action for this franchise. Proponents of "tanking" dream of such number one picks as Shaquille O'Neal or LeBron James. Each of these players were selected number one and went on to win multiple NBA titles. Of course, other number one picks -- like Yao Ming, Michael Olowokandi, Allen Iverson, Joe Smith, Glenn Robinson, Chris Webber, Larry ...
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NBA Offseason Losers: Knicks, Nets And 76ers Fans May Want To Close Eyes
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
The NBA offseason is the place for teams to improve, regress or rebuild. And while it is difficult to judge teams without seeing how new lineups look in actual games, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect come tipoff in late October. Having already graded five offseason winners, let's take a look at five teams who went the opposite direction. Philadelphia 76ers Philly made a supremely questionable decision by trading away Jrue Holiday, its best player, for Nerlens Noel, a teenage big man who weighs a shade over 200 pounds and is coming off major knee surgery. Noel may very well become a dominant defensive center in this league, but new GM Sam Hinkie is taking a massive risk. The team is also at a disadvantage because Michael Carter-Williams should not be a starting NBA point guard. He has the size and the tools, but if you watch him long enough, you realize something is definitely missing. Just an odd, odd summer for the 76ers, a team that is currently looking at ...
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Nets Said to Make Deal for Pierce and Garnett
NYTimes - over 3 years
The Nets are said to be looking to swap Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries and draft picks for the Celtics’ Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.     
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NBA Draft Grades: Anthony Bennett Chosen First, Nerlens Noel Slides And Trades Galore
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The NBA Draft has come and gone ... just not necessarily the way we had envisioned it taking place. It was a shock to many that Anthony Bennett was drawn first by Cleveland -- the first-Canadian born player ever to be taken in that slot. While Bennett is certainly an intriguing prospect, the selection was the byproduct of a draft sorely lacking star power. Ironically, Thursday's pick was David Stern's last draft as commissioner. Stern -- who will step down Feb. 1 after three decades on the job -- has built this league up with electric stars, starting with Michael Jordan in the mid-80s and ending with LeBron James today. Nerlens Noel, whom many had tabbed as the likely top selection, fell to the sixth pick, while Boston Celtics' stalwarts Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were dealt to Brooklyn. Making matters even stranger was the fact that rising star Jrue Holiday was traded from Philadelphia to New Orleans and will now team up with Anthony Davis on that team. Still, this part ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gerald Wallace
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 32
    On September 27, 2015, he was waived by the 76ers.
    More Details Hide Details Wallace is represented by agent Rob Pelinka. Wallace started The Gerald Wallace Foundation to provide opportunities for underserved children and their families in his hometown of Childersburg, Alabama, and his former playing city of Portland, Oregon.
    On July 27, 2015, Wallace was traded, along with Chris Babb, to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for David Lee.
    More Details Hide Details Four days later, Wallace was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, along with cash and draft considerations, in exchange for Jason Thompson.
  • 2014
    Age 31
    On February 28, 2014, Wallace was ruled out for the rest of the season after an MRI revealed a torn meniscus in his left knee.
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  • 2013
    Age 30
    Wallace was traded to the Boston Celtics on July 12, 2013, in a multi-player deal that sent Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry to the Nets.
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    Wallace would get injured again when the Nets played the Phoenix Suns on January 11, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Wallace injured his ribs after the Phoenix Suns player P.J. Tucker fouled him hard while attempting a fast break dunk early in the first quarter. Wallace landed awkwardly on the floor and remained on the court for several moments before being helped to get on his feet and to the locker room. He did not return to the game. Gerald would miss 2 games until he returned to play the Atlanta Hawks.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 29
    On July 11, 2012, Wallace re-signed with the Nets.
    More Details Hide Details The contract is reportedly worth $40 million for four years. In the first game of the season Wallace injured his left ankle. With just 27 seconds left on the game clock, Wallace got hurt trying to block a shot by Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry. After the game the team announced it was a sprained left ankle. Wallace would miss 6 games before making his return.
    On April 8, 2012 Wallace injured his left leg on a put back dunk.
    More Details Hide Details Wallace would only play 2 more games the entire season. Wallace played in 16 total games for the Nets that season and averaged 15.2 points per game.
    On March 15, 2012, Wallace was traded from the Portland Trail Blazers to the New Jersey Nets in exchange for Shawne Williams, Mehmet Okur and a 2012 top-3 protected 1st round draft pick.
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  • 2011
    Age 28
    On February 24, 2011, Wallace was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers for Joel Przybilla, Dante Cunningham, Sean Marks, and two future draft picks.
    More Details Hide Details He provided help for the team while Brandon Roy was injured. The Trail Blazers finished 48-34, good for the playoffs. They lost in the opening round to the Dallas Mavericks in 6 games. In the next season as a Trail Blazer, Wallace averaged 13.3 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, and 2.7 assists per game in 35.8 minutes per game. He played 42 games with the team that season.
  • 2010
    Age 27
    During the 2010–2011 season as a Bobcat, he averaged 15.6 points per game, 8.2 rebounds per game, and 2.4 assists per game in 39 minutes per game.
    More Details Hide Details He played 48 games with the team during the season.
    In 2010, Wallace was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team.
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    He was also selected to the 2010–2012 USA Basketball Men's National Team to represent the United States in the 2010 FIBA World Championship along with a possible trip with the team to the 2012 Olympics.
    More Details Hide Details In the first-ever playoff game for the Bobcats, Wallace led the team with 25 points. This franchise playoff single game scoring record lasted until game 2 of the series, when Stephen Jackson broke the record by scoring 27 points.
    Wallace was also selected to participate in the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest.
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    Wallace was selected to play in the 2010 NBA All-Star Game in Dallas, becoming the first and only Charlotte Bobcat to do so (with the Bobcats changing their name to the Hornets in 2014).
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  • 2009
    Age 26
    He suffered a partially collapsed lung and a fractured rib after being flagrantly fouled while driving for a layup by Los Angeles Lakers' Andrew Bynum on January 27, 2009 and was forced to miss seven games.
    More Details Hide Details He also was unable to fly and instead crossed the United States en route back to Charlotte by bus.
  • 2008
    Age 25
    Wallace appeared opposite Tim Duncan in the March 2008 "SLAM-UP" centerfold for SLAM Magazine.
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    Wallace suffered a Grade 3 concussion on February 23, 2008 after taking an unintentional elbow to the face from Sacramento's Mikki Moore.
    More Details Hide Details It was his fourth concussion in as many seasons with the Bobcats. It was not clear when he would return, although Grade 3 concussions are defined by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons as ones that "involve post-traumatic amnesia for more than 24 hours or unconsciousness for more than five minutes. Players who sustain this grade of brain injury should be sidelined for at least one month, after which they can return to play if they are asymptomatic for one week." He returned later on in the season, finishing the year with a new career high in points, assists, and minutes.
  • 2005
    Age 22
    The first month of the season, Wallace had only five total blocks (an average of .3 per game) and his averages were down across the statline from 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Wallace improved his play in the second month of the season, but he went down with a separated shoulder in a December game against the Indiana Pacers. When he returned, Wallace continued his fine play finishing the season averaging 18.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block in 72 games.
    He continued to improve in 2005–06, before getting injured in January, averaging 14.5 points and 7 rebounds, and ranking in the top 10 in the NBA in field goal percentage (54.142), blocks (2.19), and steals per game (2.44).
    More Details Hide Details Since the NBA began counting blocks as a statistic in 1973, only two other players (David Robinson and Hakeem Olajuwon) in league history have averaged over 2. blocks and 2. steals per game in a single season. Wallace is known for his somewhat reckless style of play that leads to his frequent injuries. For this, he has earned the nickname "Crash". He missed a total of 39 games in his first two years with the Bobcats, but his energetic and sometimes dangerous behavior that may have caused his injuries was also what contributed to his gaudy defensive stats. Coach Bernie Bickerstaff said of Wallace "Gerald can only play one way and be effective. Energy -- that's his game." In 2006, Wallace attempted to refine his game in order to avoid being injured, and as a result his numbers suffered.
  • 2004
    Age 21
    Wallace was selected by the Charlotte Bobcats as part of the 2004 NBA Expansion Draft.
    More Details Hide Details He would start immediately for the club, and went on to have a season of averaging 11.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.3 blocks a game.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 19
    In three seasons with the Sacramento Kings, Wallace rarely played, but in his brief appearances, he made himself known for his versatility and extraordinary athleticism. In the 2002 Slam Dunk Contest, Wallace finished second to two-time winner Jason Richardson.
    More Details Hide Details During his tenure with the Kings, Wallace was the odd man out in a deep roster that included All-Stars Chris Webber, Peja Stojaković, Vlade Divac, Hedo Türkoğlu and Brad Miller.
  • 2000
    Age 17
    In 2000–01, he averaged 9.8 points and 6. rebounds per game.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Born
    Born on July 23, 1982.
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