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Ben Wallace


4-period All-Star and 4-period NBA Defensive Participant of the entire year referred to as “Big Ben,” who was simply a shot-blocking and rebounding specialist for the Detroit Pistons, helping lead the group for an NBA Tournament in 2004. He starred in four split sports while participating in Virginia Union University. He was an awful free-throw shooter, finishing his profession with among the most severe free-throw percentages in NBA background, 41.8%. He and his wife Chanda acquired two sons and one little girl together. He used in Virginia Union University on the recommendation of previous NBA superstar Charles Oakley.

Quick Facts

Full Name Ben Wallace
Salary 2.246 million USD
Date Of Birth September 10, 1974
Place Of Birth White Hall, AL
Height 2.06 m
Weight 109 kg
Profession Basketball Player
Education Virginia Union University, Cuyahoga Community College
Nationality American
Spouse Chanda Wallace
Children Ben Wallace Jr., Bryce Wallace, Bailey Wallace
Parents Sadie Wallace
Siblings Dennis Wallace, James McBride Sr., Sam Wallace Jr., Eva L. Wallace, Pete Wallace, David Wallace, Stephanie Wallace, Shirley Wallace, Eden Wallace, James Wallace
Awards NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, NBA All-Defensive Team
Star Sign Virgo

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1Traded to the Phoenix Suns. [June 2009]
2Living in Oakland Township, Michigan on Strathmore Blvrd. [January 2006]
3Lakeside Mall, Sterling Heights, Michigan signing autographs. [June 2004]
4(February 21) Traded from the Chicago Bulls to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
5Children: Sons Ben Jr., Bryce, and Daughter Bailey.
6Signed with the Chicago Bulls in July of 2006
7Named NBA Defensive Player of the Year for the 4th time in 5 years.
8Traded from the Wizards to the Orlando Magic in 1998 along with Tim Legler, Terry Davis, and Jeff McInnis for Issac Austin.
9Traded from the Magic to the Detroit Pistons in 2000 with Chucky Atkins for Grant Hill.
10Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Washington Bullets (now Wizards) in 1996. First undrafted player ever to start an NBA All-Star Game (in 2005).
11Played college basketball at Virginia Union University, a small, historically-black college in Richmond, Virginia. Led VUU to the CIAA Final Four his senior season in 1996, averaging 14 points and 12 rebounds per game.
12Has won Defensive Player of the Year 3 times in the last 4 years.
13Through 2004 his career free throw percentage is under 50%
14He trains, works-out, and excercises with Pistons teammate Darko Milicic.
15He is one of only four players to lead the NBA in both blocks and rebounds in the same season.



Black Magic2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 2004 NBA Finals2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself (Forward - Detroit Pistons)
NBA All-Star Read to Achieve Celebration2004TV MovieHimself
2003 NBA All-Star Game2003TV SpecialHimself

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Rome Is Burning2010TV SeriesHimself

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1It feels good to just play in the All-Star Game. To be the first un-drafted player to start, I think it speaks volumes for those guys trying to make to the league that there are always opportunities if you just stay prepared.
2[on how he decides to wear hair] "Whatever my wife feels like. That's the method to the madness."
3[on feeling pressure during an All Star Game] "Given the opportunity I'll let my defense shine. The All-Star Game is about going out and having fun, it's more for the fans. Whatever happens, happens."

1Defensive play
2Various hairstyles

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