Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Rasheed Wallace... you can speak again
Doesn't it seem like everytime Rasheed Wallace opens his mouth, he gets hit with a T? Well, this time score one for Rasheed. The NBA's all-time single season technical foul leader (41 in 00-01) was given his league leading 15th technical foul on Saturday Night, but yesterday the league took it back.
According to the Det News:
Stu Jackson, the NBA director of operations, has rescinded the technical foul called on Wallace on Saturday night against Toronto. His technical foul count remains at 14, two shy of earning him a one-game suspension.
Wallace did not carry on Saturday. He was miffed at a call by referee Courtney Kirkland, immediately ran away from him and lightly tossed the ball to referee Scott Foster. Kirkland called the tech.
It is the second technical foul on Wallace the league has rescinded. One was called back earlier this season against Houston.
Because of the appropriately named "Rasheed rule", Sheed is again back to being 2 T's away from being suspended for 1 game (16 T's). For each additional "T" he gets after that will also result in an immediate 1 game suspension. He was held "T"-less during tonight's loss to the Spurs.
I'm sure this question has already been asked, but this makes me wonder: what's the over/under on how many games Sheed ends up being suspended for during this season because of this rule? 4? 5? Any takers? Leave your guesses in the comments section.