(AUBURN HILLS, Mich.) — One of best defensive players of the past decade in the NBA has decided to walk away from the game of basketball. Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace has announced that at the end of the season he will retire after 16 seasons in the NBA.
Even though his offensive game never stood out, in his prime Wallace was perhaps the most dominating big man in the NBA. Wallace won four Defensive Player of the Year awards, made the All-Star Game four times, and won an NBA championship in 2004. The 37-year-old Wallace is currently serving as the Pistons backup center.
“No consideration coming back,” Wallace said. “This is definitely my last year.”
What is even more amazing about Wallace is that he was an undrafted player coming out of Virginia Union. In fact, Wallace has played in more games than any other undrafted player in NBA history.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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