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Video: Rasheed Wallace gets ejected for yelling “ball don’t lie”

Dec 2, 2012, 3:12 PM EDT

The NBA is just more interesting when Rasheed Wallace is in it.

Wallace picked up  his first ejection of his return to the NBA today and did it in classic Sheed fashion.

Wallace picked up the first technical foul for some after-the-whistle contact on Luis Scola on a foul call. It was a classic Sheed technical, not the “kinder, gentler” Sheed. And of course Wallace thought it was a bad call because he doesn’t think he has ever committed a foul in his 15 NBA seasons.

When the Suns Goran Dragic missed the technical foul, Sheed yelled his classic line “ball don’t lie” — the shot was missed as instant karma for a bad call.

And the ref gave him a quick second technical for that.

I thought it was a pretty quick ejection and this didn’t merit the second tech, but the bottom line is Sheed didn’t let it go. It’s classic Wallace, not knowing or caring where the line is.

  1. Mr. Wright 212 - Dec 2, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Thankfully, it didn’t cost us.

  2. phillyphannn83 - Dec 2, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    guy just likes to trash talk, refs need some backbone. I condemn him for all the hard fouls but seriously the trash talk is no big deal, its part of the game and the refs need to let this stuff slide.

  3. londonps - Dec 2, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    You get tossed for that wtf

  4. letangusespertplus - Dec 2, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    good maybe he shouldnt whine like a bitch the whole time after the foul.

  5. rayray5227 - Dec 2, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    Love Sheed. Wish the Lakers had actually signed him last year.

  6. raidmagic - Dec 2, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    How does yelling “Ball don’t lie”….just like he does EVERY game get him tossed? What a bunch of crap.

    • michaeljordanseviltwin - Dec 2, 2012 at 6:47 PM

      Because he screamed it about 14 times in a row. Dude never stops crying after a foul he doesn’t like. He deserved it.

  7. eventhorizon04 - Dec 2, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    I’m not a fan of players who argue for or against calls, but “Ball don’t lie” is pretty harmless, and he’s been allowed to do it for years.

    And it’s not like he approached a ref and said it, he just stood by himself and yelled into the air.

    • albertmn - Dec 2, 2012 at 5:34 PM

      I agree it likely wasn’t worth a technical. But, to claim he was just yelling in the air is not true. As every time, he was yelling it to the player shooting the free throw. While tame, it is technically a taunt of an opposing player.

  8. miamatt - Dec 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    Not a Knicks fan, but can’t see how that merited a 2nd techinical. If he went in a ref’s face and yelled it, OK. But c’mon, it wasn’t profane, and he just yelled it out.

    And I for one believe in the “ball don’t lie” mantra.

  9. nokoolaidcowboy - Dec 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    He yelled it directly at the ref as a sign of disrespect. I love the Knicks but you just can’t do that. Also, a veteran should not have younger team mates pushing him away to keep him from getting into further trouble. He was cursing up a storm and then yelled the “BALL DON’T LIE!”. Just can’t do that is all…

  10. marcusfitzhugh - Dec 2, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Sheed fouls Scola after the initial contact so Scola doesn’t get the continuation. It was legitimate because Scola kept going to the hoop after the initial foul. That happens all the time in the NBA. Even Suns announcers said the Tech was a bad call. The first Tech should have been a simple foul. If they’re going to T guys up for simply ensuring the guy doesn’t get a continuation, then do it in EVERY game for EVERY player. If they do that, every time someone wraps a guy up so he can’t get the continuation, it’s got to be an instant T. Does anyone want to see that? No.

    The ref was wrong. And if the first Tech was wrong, then the second one was wrong. The second one never would have happened if the first wasn’t called. Technicals cost $2,000 each. That ref should have to pay for BOTH T’s.

  11. cosanostra71 - Dec 2, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    He’s right. Ball don’t lie.

    • sabatimus - Dec 2, 2012 at 7:08 PM

      But refs do.

      • fventricle - Dec 2, 2012 at 8:18 PM

        well said

  12. glink123 - Dec 2, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    The refs are a big reason why I quit watching the NBA this year. honestly. I even paid for the NBA League Pass, but haven’t watched a single game. I saw the ESPN highlight of Joey Crawford’s blocking call the other night and it just reminded my why I’ve come to despise David Stearn’s traveling circus.

  13. fruitcovejag - Dec 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    He is fun to watch….in a train wreck kind of way!

  14. scalfor3 - Dec 2, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    i think the ref just saw sheed was acting crazy that early and thought “f*ck it, i’m not putting up with THIS”

  15. davidly - Dec 3, 2012 at 4:54 AM

    Sheed don’t never get enough blame for the Malice in the Palace. Sit ‘is a$$ every game for all I care. Karma, indeed.

    • LPad - Dec 3, 2012 at 9:29 AM

      are you trying to say it was Sheed’s fault Ben Wallace commited a flagrant foul, that Metta took a nap on the scorer’s table, that the guy in the crowd hit Metta in the face in with a cup of ice, that Metta went into the crowd and punched the wrong guy, that Stephen Jackson went into the crowd and started throwing haymakers, or that random people in the crowd walked on the court trying to fight the Pacers?

      • davidly - Dec 3, 2012 at 9:39 AM

        Nope. That’s not what I said.

      • davidly - Dec 4, 2012 at 7:51 AM

        My bad, you’re right; got the Wallace’s mixed up.

        Good play by play, by the way.

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