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BAMAPHIN 22
11-29-2006, 01:23 AM
Headband out of sight, center gets 12 boards despite mysterious injury

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Ben Wallace (3) of the Bulls battles the Knicks’ Renaldo Balkman, left, and Eddy Curry for a rebound Tuesday. Despite an injured right hand, Wallace had 12 rebounds in the Bulls' 102-85 victory.

Ben Gordon scored 23 points, Ben Wallace kept his headband out of sight, and the Chicago Bulls beat the New York Knicks for the second time in four nights, 102-85 on Tuesday.

Back home after going 1-6 on the annual circus road trip (http://www.srch-results.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=77&k=road%20trip), the Bulls pulled away midway through the fourth quarter.

But there was a new twist in the controversy between Wallace and the team. He said Tuesday his right hand — which he injured in Saturday’s 106-95 victory at New York — has ligament damage and bone chips. A day earlier, the team said he had a sprained index finger and bruised wrist.

Wallace also expressed no regret for wearing a headband during Saturday’s game, a violation of team rules that led to him being benched. Those issues aside, Wallace grabbed 12 rebounds.

Gordon shot 8-of-18 after scoring seven on Saturday, and Chris Duhon added 18 points.

Up 82-78 midway through the fourth quarter, Duhon scored to start a 10-2 run that put away the Knicks. Kirk Hinrich drove for a lay-up and made two free throws that made it 92-80 with 3:19 left. P.J. Brown added two foul shots and a tip-in during that run.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15943532/

Fresh
11-29-2006, 01:54 AM
Let the man wear his damn headband. I don't even like Ben Wallace, but I support him in this situation. The Miami Heat organization doesn't allow headbands either, and IMO, it's just stupid......

Say what you want about my own character, but I'd keep wearing it!

Chavez Ravine
11-29-2006, 02:06 AM
who cares, it's a dress code and they pay you what 12 mil a year (i can't remember)?

I follow a dress code and I make 36k a year.


suck it up little ben

PhinzN703
11-29-2006, 03:07 PM
Bulls < Pistons

Too bad for Ben

finfansince72
11-29-2006, 09:35 PM
Let see, you get a crazy overpriced contract for a one dimensional undersized center, then a couple months later youre crying that you can't wear a headband? You werent aware of team rules before signing? You cant play without a headband? The stupid thing is that Chandler, who they got rid of to give Ben that insane contract, is younger, taller, and just as good if not better than Ben right now, and he has legit center size.

Chavez Ravine
11-29-2006, 09:54 PM
Let see, you get a crazy overpriced contract for a one dimensional undersized center, then a couple months later youre crying that you can't wear a headband? You werent aware of team rules before signing? You cant play without a headband? The stupid thing is that Chandler, who they got rid of to give Ben that insane contract, is younger, taller, and just as good if not better than Ben right now, and he has legit center size.

Yeah, but Big Ben can shoot.....



........ummmm nevermind

UCFinfan86
11-29-2006, 10:21 PM
Yeah, but Big Ben can shoot.....



........ummmm nevermind

not that i agree with him complaining over the headband, but someone on espn.com wrote that when he signed the contract he asked Skiles for the team rules and skiles didn't provide him with any. So i guess he didn't realize when signing that skiles was against headbands and music in the locker room. Although i find it hard to beleive he didn't know someone on the team that wouldn't have told him this stuff

oops i quoted the wrong person

King Felix
11-30-2006, 02:21 AM
nate mcmillan doesn't allow headbands either

Samphin
12-01-2006, 03:48 AM
I could see this rule if the piece of equipment didn't serve a purpose. However the head band helps keep his hair, and sweat out of his eyes. I find it silly that a team is demanding he not wear a piece of equipment.

Amars
12-01-2006, 10:32 AM
are they trying to be the Yankees? At least the yankees let it be known their appearance/dress policy