The Herald has a really interesting piece regarding how ‘Sheed feels about his mounting technical fouls:
“The last two teams I’ve been on, here and Detroit, after they made up the Sheed Wallace rule about the techs and the suspensions, this team is talented enough and that Detroit team was talented enough to win a game without me.. . . . It’s like being injured where you might have a little stinger so you’ve got to sit out a game or two. It’s like that. What’s your team going to do then? They’re going to step up.”
I definitely had to read that again to make sure I read it right. For the record, let me just re-quote the interesting part:
It’s like being injured where you might have a little stinger so you’ve got to sit out a game or two. It’s like that. What’s your team going to do then? They’re going to step up.”
Quite the window into irrational thinking, don’t you think?
Well Rasheed, what happens if other members of your team have “real” stingers? Like maybe right now. To ‘Sheed, it seems he’s not too concerned with being suspended and missing games. On a personal level? Fine, if that’s the way you feel, how can I tell you otherwise? But he has a team to consider. A team that had to start at center last night because of these little stingers. I knew of ‘Sheed’s antics, anger management problems, and other eccentricities before he came to Boston, but I never thought he wasn’t a team player.
On a separate note, which I personally find interesting, is ‘Sheed’s view of money with respect to racking up T’s:
“See, they think they can control people with money. Everybody don’t live like that. That’s how they live up there in that office. They think, ‘Oh, I’m going to hit him in the pocket. That’s where it will hurt.’ No, it don’t hurt me. I didn’t have it growing up, so, I mean, either way it don’t hurt me. As long as my family’s cool, I’m cool. It ain’t hurting my family. I make sure of that.”
If he didn’t have it growing up, shouldn’t he recognize its value now? I’m not willing to put my economic upbringing against Rasheed Wallace’s, but I certainly don’t have gall money to spend 30,000 dollars telling a coworker I don’t like where he can stick it.
Have athlete’s really gotten that far out of touch?