Chris Sheridan responds to the Rasheed Wallace situation on ESPN.com the article is only available for ESPN Insider subscribers but I will quote this which was his response to Rasheed’s discontent to Sheridan’s use of the word HATE….
Rasheed Wallace was thrusting a bottle of orange soda straight at my chin after he came over to me this morning at the Pistons’ practice facility for some civilized discourse regarding this morning’s Daily Dime lead.
Of course, what constitutes civilized discourse is not the same to everyone.
So as I explained to Sheed that pointing a soda and screaming obscenities at me was not my preferred way to conduct an adult discussion, he kept yelling, “Did you ever hear the word ‘hate’ come out of my mouth?”
Fair enough. Hate is a strong word, and the words that preceded it in the column — “discord and disharmony” — were sufficient.
He also goes on to say that Flip Saunders mentioned that he wished he wouldn’t have used the word Hate to describe Saunders and Wallace’s relationship. Was that supposed to be an apology?
Doesn’t sound like one to me.