Rasheed Wallace recently discussed how Dwyane Wade had a similar game as Randy Livingston, a role player back in the day, and fans were not amused.
Rasheed Wallace has always been an outspoken character. A former champion with the Detroit Pistons, Sheed was famous for his beef with the referees. His popular quote “Ball don’t lie!” is still used ubiquitously in the basketball world.
Having accepted an invitation to join Penny Hardaway’s coaching team at the University of Memphis, he looks set to start his coaching career. The 4-time All-Star undoubtedly has a lot to offer to young talents throughout the nation.
He is now in headlines for his one of his controversial quotes on a podcast. Sheed compared Heat legend Dwyane Wade to a relatively unknown role player, Randy Livingston.
For comparison, Dwyane Wade was an All-Star for most of his career, while Randy averaged a meagre 3.8 points a game. How is the comparison even close to fair?
Rasheed Wallace might want to take this back.https://t.co/JTiydCQtAQ
— Heat Nation (@HeatNationCP) September 7, 2021
Well, Sheed was apparently comparing the styles of play for both players rather than their careers. He remarked, “Before his (Wade) knee injury, he reminded me of a kid, I don’t know if y’all remember, a young bull by the name of Randy Livingston.” He also added, “Randy was a point, Wade was a two, but that athleticism for a guy his size, one way or another he’s gonna score.”
Apart from his Dwyane Wade take, Rasheed Wallace also claimed LeBron James and Kevin Durant would not have been as successful during the hand-check era.
That’s not the only unpopular take Sheed issued during the podcast. He also claimed that while ‘The King’ and ‘Slim Reaper’ were extraordinary players, they wouldn’t have survived his era of tough, physical defense. “They are not cut out for throwback hoops“, he said.
Wow. Even by his standards, those are two super controversial opinions. Knowing Sheed, however, he isn’t going to stop making such claims anytime soon.