Rasheed Wallace Is Tired of LeBron James Getting Preferential Treatment

Nick Gelso@CLNS_NickCorrespondent INovember 28, 2009

BOSTON - NOVEMBER 20: Rasheed Wallace #30 of the Boston Celtics looks on dejected after their 83-78 loss to the Orlando Magic on November 20, 2009 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Rasheed Wallace is never one to pull punches. He is always on the front lines, calling out referees’ inconsistencies.

Friday night, following the Celtics win over Toronto, was no different. He told the media that he was assessed a technical foul unfairly, saying Hedu Turkoglu should have been given the T for flopping.

He also broached the topic of Paul Pierce being issued a technical foul for “taunting” Chris Bosh with a ferocious stare after posterizing the Toronto star. Sheed went on to point out that “NBA Golden Boy” LeBron James would never have been docked with a technical for the same play.

From The Boston Globe:

“I didn’t use no profanity, I just said, ‘He’s a flopper,’’’ Wallace said after Boston’s 116-103 victory at TD Garden. “And [Malloy] gave me a tech for that. The league should make that a rule—flopping.

“It’s watered down, with all that flopping [stuff],’’ Wallace said.

“I’m a straight shooter now,’’ Wallace said. “I ain’t going to [expletive] you all.’’

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Asked if he was referring to Cleveland’s LeBron James, Wallace said, “Take a guess,’’ acknowledging that he was.

“They set rules on us to the point where you’re taunting. When Paul dunked it and then, Paul didn’t say nothing, he just looked at him. Let The Golden Child do that or one of the NBA [Basketball] Without Borders kids do that and it’s all fine and dandy.’’

“It’s not like I threw my shoulder into him, or it was a hard push, or real hard contact. Come on, now. Showing on a pick, I’m already there, he touches me—‘Ohh,’ he acts like I shot him or something. ‘Ohh.’ That’s not basketball, man, that’s not defense, that’s garbage, that’s what it is.’’

Can’t say I disagree with Rasheed. LeBron James is a...

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