BREAKING: 'Angry' Gerald Wallace Still Angry.
I have bad news for anyone who thought Gerald Wallace would take last night's embarrassing 85 - 109 loss to Houston in stride. He didn't. He was in fact, quite angry.
In his latest replication of the Mad Rapper interlude, Gerald Wallace lit into his team's defense and energy. Even going as far as using a few expletives.
Courtesy Jay King:
“I don’t know what the fu— (the loss) was, just to be honest with you,” he said. “I don’t really know what was going on. It just seemed like we got in one zone, and it was all offensively. Things weren’t going right for us offensively and it affected us in transition defense, our half-court defense and just mentally out there on the court.”
Wallace only played 11 minutes in the bloodbath.
“It was bad because you see it and you want to help, and you try to tell the guys what’s going on in the situation,” he said. “I think it’s just the fact that they’re not getting it. You look up at the scoreboard and you’re getting your butts kicked every night. And these are pretty good teams that take advantage of that situation. We’ve got to understand, this is a long season. We’re only (12 games) into the season. We’ve got about 60 more of these. If you’re going to look up and you’re down 30 or you’re giving up 40 points in the first quarter for the next 60 games, that’s going to be a long season. Sh--.”
On one hand, you kinda wish Gerald Wallace would lighten up a little. His constant barrages of his team's efforts directly to the media is quickly becoming tired, and I can't imagine it's that well received in the locker room. Let alone across the league to team's who could possibly be interested in Wallace's services in a Shawn Marion role.
On the other hand, if there was a night to call out your teammates GOOD LORD last night was it. It's pretty difficult for a team to endure a 24 lostt and still almost universally everyone can agree that it wasn't even that close. I'd say last night was like the Varsity vs. the JV but I'd have to think a Junior Varsity team would put up a better fight. Last night was like the Varsity visiting the Boys & Girls Club, and deciding to teach those kids a lesson about getting blown out.
Losing is one thing, but being completely uncompetitive is another. As obnoxious as these rants can be, Wallace might have a point here. The Celtics just have to be better. MattDotRich 11/20/2013 11:53:00 AM Tweet Edit