I’ll start off this post by telling you that Rasheed Wallace has agreed to play for the Boston Celtics. According the Boston Herald the contract is for 2 years at the midlevel exemption of $5.8 million.
Nothing shocking, it was only a matter of time before one of the teams that were wooing him got what they wanted, but to most of us here in Detroit, having Sheed in a Celtics uniform is not easy.
“The Enemy” to some.
“Traitor” to others.
Some will even give you the obligatory “You can launch your three’s and not play in the paint for another team, thanks for mailing in the last season Sheed.”
But to most Pistons fans we are thankful to him for putting our team over the top in 2004, allowing us a Championship we wont’ soon forget.
Rasheed Wallace is not a Detroit Piston anymore, and to be honest…..I’m surprised he made it this far.
After each season when the dominant Pistons got ousted from the Playoffs everyone called for his head. But how do you give up on a player that can dominate a game the way he can?
The man can be SHEEDtastic at the drop of a hat.
He can make the impossible seem possible.
He’s a Joker!
He’s very tricky..
But he also comes with hair pulling frustration.
I cant count the number of times I sat in my seat at the Palace hoping no one was paying attention to me as I was talking to Sheed from my seat while he was busy arguing on the floor. “Don’t do it Sheed, your going to get another Tech and get tossed, that will be 16 and I don’t think Joe D will be able to get that rescinded. We need you, you’ll be suspended. STOP!!!!”
I may not have lost sleep, but it eats at you when you have so much invested in a team.
That I won’t miss.
I will miss his Sheedisms, his dominance and the fact he made the team fun to watch in more ways than one.
The dancing was a sight in itself too.
He may work well with Boston playing a smaller roll since he NEVER wanted to be “the guy” when he clearly had the talent to be put into the category of one of the best Power Forwards in the game. He’s even got a special relationship with Kevin Garnett going in.
One thing that’s funny to me is all the Boston love for a guy that was the enemy of all enemy’s to Celtic fans.
As for Celtics and their fans…. I come in peace here, but I have been pushed over the edge way too many times by Celtics fans, I do however respect and enjoy some of the many Celtics blogs out there, so when Loy’s Place shot me an email asking me to answer a few questions for them I was just fine…until they ended the email with this…
Thanks! And welcome to the Celtics family!!!
On to the next part of this post.
I will never ever, ever never be a Celtics fan and I take offense to the mere thought of being a part of that family, because I am not.
I will (until I stop breathing) bleed the red, white and Piston blue, that is one thing you can put your money on.
I will NOT change this website nor my allegiance to the Detroit Pistons.
As you can see from the new addendum to the banner on the site, I rep the “D” regardless of Sheed.
If you followed this site from it’s inception I have stated that fact on more than one occasion. I have be asked the question hundreds of times….”What will you do when Sheed is gone?”
I will do this, nothing changes.
“Will you change the name?”….as of right now, no.
You see, this site was never supposed to be. I started it as a lazy way to share my cartoon screensaver to my friends across the country. You see even when you leave the “D” you still represent it. So as a way share my wallpapers, screensavers and videos (pre YouTube days) this website became more than I ever envisioned it to be.
Funny, but I can’t change it. It may be a name to all of you, but it’s almost part of my identity at this point. When you get introduced as Natalie of Need4Sheed instead of your last name things change.
You see, it never really was about Rasheed. Sure there is plenty of Sheed here, he brings a lot to any team, but it is and always will be about the love of the Detroit Pistons.
So Sheed is gone, we all knew it was going to happen at some point. I wish him luck, but I can’t say I will be rooting Boston, but I will be rooting for him.
This is Need4Sheed where we represent the Detroit Pistons..thank you for your time Mr. Wallace and thank you for allowing me to hold this in my hands.
Onwards and upwards….DEEETROIT BASKETBALL.