WHAT WAS RASHEED THINKING??
It was a brain freeze. There is no other way to put it.
Rasheed Wallace will have to live with his bone headed actions during the final seconds of the Pistons 96-95 loss to the San Antonio Spurs for the rest of his life.
He left Robert Horry alone at the three-point line to double Manu Ginobili in the corner.
What was he thinking? Did someone forget to tell him all the game-winning three-point shots Horry has made for the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and the Spurs? This guy came out of the crib burying game-winning three-point baskets.
And you leave him alone at the top of the key?
That is like leaving your home knowing a cat burglar is standing by the China cabinet. The Pistons won't lose any plates or dishes. Wallace simply threw away an NBA championship.
It is not smart.
This was a wonderful game. It was the most compelling game of the playoffs and you knew one or two plays would decide it. But what Wallace did was inexcusable. He let his teammates down and there is no way to defend his actions.
Yeah a lot of things happened in the game. Chauncey Billups missed shots. Rip Hamilton missed what could have been the game-winning shots later. But I don't fault them. Those are effort plays. Some you win. Some you lose.
But there is no excuse for mental errors.
None at all.