Ben Wallace Quotes
Ben Camey Wallace (born September 10, 1974) is an American retired professional basketball player. A native of Alabama, Wallace attended Cuyahoga Community College and Virginia Union University and signed with the Washington Bullets (later Wizards) as an undrafted free agent in 1996. In his NBA career, Wallace played with the Washington Bullets/Wizards, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers.
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?I don't think we played with the heart and desire that we usually play with. We didn't come out and impose our will on this team. This league is strange like that, you look to come out and win every game but things happen. Some nights it doesn't go for you and tonight was one of those nights.?
?That's the key to our success. Everyone just goes out and plays their role. No one is trying to do it by themselves. Everyone is just relaxed and going through the flow.?
?[For a team that is fueled by adversity -- -- whether real or make believe -- the hard-knock Pistons have added another chip to their collective shoulders. How dare somebody say they can't win it without Brown?] Before Larry got here, we knew what kind of team we had, ... With him gone, we still know we capable of getting it done.?
?If our defense struggles a little bit, our whole game seems to struggle. It's good to know we're going out on this trip with our defense clicking.?
?It definitely helped our team. I think it helped everybody on our team get better. He played a major role in us winning a championship, so we're glad it happened.?
?I enjoy being here. I enjoy these guys that I'm playing with. I owe everything to these guys here not talking about this, not making a big buzz about me being a free agent. We just go out there every night, and (I) do whatever I can do to help this team win.?
?They're a struggling team right now, trying to find their identity. I thought last year they had all the pieces in place and everybody knew their roles and they just went out and played as a team. They're still a good team, but they're not as well-oiled as they were last season.?
?Before Larry got here, we knew what kind of team we had. With him gone, we still know we capable of getting it done.?
?You've got a veteran team here and we're not going to get overly excited about (technical fouls) or anything like that. We're going to stay focused, stay poised and play our game.?
?We are a veteran team that knows what it takes to go out there and execute. We know that sometimes it goes, and sometimes it does not. There is no need to get excited about any one situation. We know we have to go out and play the game.?
?This game doesn't mean a whole lot. The playoffs are a whole different game. I know that's a broken record but that's what it is.?
?I guess you could say we usually learn our lessons and not come out the next game and make the same mistakes.?