As we transition back into our regular Celtics coverage this week, we start things off with a bit of a farewell. Out of the blue earlier this afternoon, the New York Knicks organization announced that old friend Rasheed Wallace has retired. The veteran center returned to action Monday night for the Knicks after sitting out since December with a broken right foot. Sheed lasted just four minutes in that game though, and clearly was still experiencing pain in his foot during the contest.
Thus, he’s decided to call it quits, which is kind of sad since it would be fun to have Sheed be a part of this series. In the meantime, New York signed center Earl Barron to replace Wallace on the team’s roster heading into the postseason. We’ll have more on him later, and what that signing could mean about the health of Tyson Chandler.
Just for fun though, let’s give Rasheed a fond goodbye in his second crack at retirement by reliving some of his finer moments in his Celtics and NBA career.