Ben Wallace

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10 Athletes That Left Detroit Too Soon

In an effort to make Lions fans feel better, I give you Detroit’s top 10 toughest losses.

97.1 The Ticket–03/09/2015

Ron Artest of the Indiana Pacers #91 is restrained during a melee involving fans during a game against the Detroit Pistons November 19, 2004 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. (Credit: Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

It’s The 10-Year Anniversary Of ‘Malice At The Palace’

It wasn’t just a basketball spectacle, it marked Detroit as a whole, adding to the city’s national reputation as a rough and tumble place, a scary outpost where fans weren’t even safe in the stands.

97.1 The Ticket–11/19/2014

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 8: Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat fakes a shot against Ben Wallace #6 of the Detroit Pistons on April 8, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.  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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ben Wallace Arrested For Leaving Scene Of Car Crash, Is Now Serving Jail Time

Ben Wallace reportedly began serving a two-day jail sentence Tuesday after pleading no contest to a hit-and-run.

CBS Detroit–03/18/2014

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Stephen Jackson Enjoyed Punching Fan At Palace

Perhaps the most infamous incident ever at the Palace of Auburn Hills was the 2004 brawl that started out as an on-court brouhaha between the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers and ended with players going into the stands when a fan threw a beer on the Pacers’ Ron Artest.

97.1 The Ticket–06/13/2013

DETROIT - OCTOBER 12:  Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings defends against David Jones #54 of the Colorado Avalanche in a game on October 12, 2010 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Avalanche defeated the Red Wings 5-4 in a shoot-out. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Three Best Detroit Defensive Players The Last Decade

Nicklas Lidstrom, Red Wings – Lidstrom is one of the greatest defensemen to ever play in the NHL, and his career lasted two decades before his retirement in 2012.

97.1 The Ticket–03/06/2013

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Ben Wallace ’50-50′ On Returning Vs. Retirement

Ben Wallace had a pretty strong season last year at age 37.

97.1 The Ticket–07/24/2012

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Tayshaun Prince Says Ben Wallace Is On The Fence About Retirement

Ben Wallace has spoken heavily about the possibility of his retirement after this season, but has also hedged a lot throughout the year given how healthy he’s been, comparatively.

97.1 The Ticket–05/04/2012

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Wallace Could Retire As Worst-Ever Foul Shooter

Center Ben Wallace may have played the last game of his illustrious 16-year career.

97.1 The Ticket–04/27/2012

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The End Of The Blue Collar Athlete?

Who will be the next grinders and muckers to become fan favorites in Detroit? I’m not sure there are any candidates.

97.1 The Ticket–04/26/2012

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Pistons Throw Block Party

The Pistons had eight blocks against Cleveland Tuesday, including three by reserve forward/center Ben Wallace.

97.1 The Ticket–02/22/2012