Rasheed Wallace is a basketball legend. Wallace is an American former basketball player who spent 16 seasons in NBA. The Washington Bullets selected him fourth overall in the 1995 NBA Draft. He played the majority of his NBA career with Portland Trail Blazers and won the NBA Championships with the Detroit Pistons in 2004. He also played for Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, and New York Knicks before retirement in 2013. He had retired from professional basketball in 2010 but returned from retirement in 2012.
After retirement, he started his coaching career.
What is Rasheed Wallace Famous For?
- Won NBA Championship with Detroit Pistons in 2004.
Where is Rasheed Wallace From?
Rasheed Wallace was born on 17 September 1974. His birth name is Rasheed Abdul Wallace. His birth place is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He has two older brothers, Malcolm, and Muhammed. He was born to his father, John, and his mother, Jackie. His father worked in the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare to raise the children. His religion is Christianity and his zodiac sign is Virgo.
Regarding his educational background, he attended Simon Gratz High School, where he started playing basketball. He had an outstanding high school career during his senior year where he averaged 16 points, 15 rebounds, and seven blocks and was selected to first-team All America and parade All-American first team twice. He was also named USA Today’s High School Player of the Year.
After high school, he committed to the University of North Carolina. He led the Tar Heels to the NCAA Final Four in 1995.
Rasheed Wallace NBA Career
- Rasheed Wallace forgo his junior year to enter the 1995 NBA Draft.
- The Washington Bullets selected him fourth overall in the draft.
- He averaged 10.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.4 assists in his rookie season and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
- The Bullets traded him to the Portland Trail Blazers in 1996.
- Wallace was one of the Portland players who were frequently in the limelight for making troubles. The team was often referred to as The Jail Blazers.
- After spending 8 seasons with the Blazers, he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in 2004.
- He played only one game for the Hawks before being traded to Detroit Pistons.
- He won his first NBA Championship while a Pistons player in 2004. They defeated LA Lakers in the finals.
- He led the Pistons to the NBA Finals in 2005 as well but lost to the San Antonio Spurs.
- He signed a three-year contract with the Boston Celtics in 2009.
- However, he retired from professional basketball after one season in August 2010.
- He came out of retirement in October 2012 and signed with the New York Knicks.
- However, a broken left foot led him to miss several games.
- He retired from basketball for the second time in April 2013.
- He retired from basketball averaging 14.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in his NBA career.
- He is a four-time NBA All-Star.
- After retirement, he joined the Pistons as an assistant coach.
- He was not rehired on the coaching staff following the 2013-14 season.
- From 2019 to 2021, he served as the head coach for Charles E. Jordan High School.
- He joined Memphis Tigers as an assistant coach in August 2021.
Who is Rasheed Wallace Wife?
Rasheed Wallace has three children with his former wife, Fatima Sanders. There isn’t much information about his personal life. More details about him will be updated here.
What is Rasheed Wallace Height?
Rasheed Wallace stands at the height of 2.11 m i.e. 6 feet and 11 inches tall. He has a body weight of 230 lbs i.e. 104 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is brown and his hair color is black.
His sexual orientation is straight.
What is Rasheed Wallace Net Worth?
Rasheed Wallace is a former basketball player who spent 16 seasons in NBA, winning the NBA Championship once in 2004. He was paid a handsome salary while an NBA power forward. He was paid around $11 million annually while a Pistons player. He made quite a fortune from his professional playing career. After retirement, he started his coaching career. His net worth is estimated at $75 million at present.
Did You Know?
- He played as a power forward.
- Besides basketball, he ran track and high jumped at Simon Gratz High School.
- He holds an NBA record with most technical fouls and most ejections in a single season.
- He was suspended by the NBA for seven games for threatening referee Tim Donaghy on an arena loading dock after a home game in 2004.
- He paid for replica WWE World Heavyweight Championship belts to be made as gifts for each of his teammates after their NBA championship win.
- His nephew, Quadir Welton is also a professional basketball player.
- He roots for his hometown teams, Philadelphia Flyers, and Philadelphia Phillies.
- He is a longtime fan of the Kansas City Chiefs.
- He has been one of the biggest voices and helping hands in the Flint water crisis.