Thirty some years ago today my favorite power forward Rasheed Wallace was born. I am going to set aside this day to be thankful for all the things I love and admire about Sheed. I am sending him this message on his Birthday as a fan who respects the person he is on and off the court.
Thank you Sheed for all the excitement, entertainment, passion and the pride you display every time you step on the hardwood. Thank you for being a team player and helping the Pistons become the elite team they once were. Thank you for all the Guaransheeds whether they come through or not, it just means we know you are going bust your ass to get us the win. Thank you for all the charity work you do even though you don’t like to publicize it. Thank you for adding comic relief to a sport that can be at times a bit too serious. Thank you for wearing the throwback “short shorts” after you were fined by the league for having wearing yours too long, I can’t tell you how hilarious that was. Thank you for taking the time to read the letter I wrote to you. But most of all I would like to thank you for filling my life with fond memories I will never forget.
Thank you for just being you. You are simply Sheedtastic Mr. Wallace, have a Happy Birthday!