In a surprising development, a 26 year old Graphic and Web Designer from Lombard, Illinois has called out Ben Wallace, who recently rejoined the Detroit Pistons.
"I've always said I could score on Ben Wallace in a game of 1-on-1," said Steve Harnden. "However, this was during his heyday and when I was 21. Now that I'm 26, and in my prime, and his talent is dwindling, I actually believe it."
Wallace has seen his minutes and production drop significantly since signing a free agent deal with the Chicago Bulls before the 2006-07 NBA season.
This challenge might be related to the recent Bryon Russell call out of Michael Jordan. Russell wants to play Jordan 1-on-1 after Jordan's recent remarks during his Hall of Fame acceptance speech.
"I think it would be great for the sport," Harnden said of the Russell/Jordan proposed game. "Harnden/Wallace could be the undercard; it would be a once-in-a-lifetime event."
Harnden's Manager, Eric Krone of Krone Industries, San Francisco, has been working feverishly to schedule the event.
"I don't really know how to get a hold of Ben," he stated. "I hope he reaches out to us so we can work with the Bryon Russell and Michael Jordan camp to schedule these games."
When asked if Harnden would fly himself out to Los Angeles for such an event, he replied, "I think Ben should foot the bill. It's the least he could do given all the money he stole from the Bulls. It's only fair."
More as this develops.