Gerald Wallace Feels Betrayed By Charlotte Bobcats

March 7, 2011 – 3:18 pm by Ryan Phillips

When Gerald Wallace was shipped to the Portland Trail Blazers shortly before the NBA’s trade deadline it ended a seven-year marriage with the Charlotte Bobcats. Apparently Wallace was a little hurt by the trade.

“Basically, you feel betrayed by somebody you love. I totally didn’t see it coming. I’d been there seven long years and then you feel like you’re not wanted anymore. That’s a bad situation to be in, especially for me, who committed so much to the organization.”

Betrayed by someone you love? What is this an episode of Desperate Housewives? We like Gerald Wallace, but dude, grow up. Basketball is a business. You’re a guy making more than $10 million a year, you know what that means. You could be a cap casualty at any time.

Now Wallace is with the Blazers and has been relegated to bench duty. To move him into the starting lineup, head coach Nate McMillan would likely have to move Nicholas Batum to the bench. I’m not sure that’s going to happen, but Wallace says he expects to be a starter at some point and would like to play his more natural small forward spot.

Since moving to Portland Wallace has played in four games. He is averaging 30.5 minutes, 10.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. Obviously those numbers are all down from his numbers with the Bobcats because he’s not starting.

For Portland’s sake, we hope he stops feeling like a scorned lover and more like a basketball player soon.

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  1. 12 Responses to “Gerald Wallace Feels Betrayed By Charlotte Bobcats”

  2. Gerald Wallace is upset because he feels betrayed by someone paying him 10 million a year. Does anyone remember his college career? He played at Alabama all of one year. At the time he was going to be the savior of Alabama basketball. Do I blame him for leaving and making the big bucks? No, but now HE feels betrayed. Give me a break.

    By steve landers on Mar 8, 2011

  3. Why are there so many stupid people reacting negatively to a human being who is just telling the truth about something that they didn’t feel good about? He did not offend anyone but you dumb people are offending him with your unwanted comments. You grow up and stop being a menace to society.

    By Ding Sterman on Mar 8, 2011

  4. This is the same way you guys are doing to the Miami Heat right now. The same way you did to Lebron James until now. You should stop being the instrument of Satan in advancing hatred.

    By Ding Sterman on Mar 8, 2011

  5. Ding (if that is your REAL name) you’re absolutely right, we are the instruments of Satan. Can’t deny it. Satan told us to make fun of Gerald Wallace for talking about his ex-team like a former lover. The Dark Lord loves this kind of thing.

    By Phillips on Mar 8, 2011

  6. Gerald Wallace feels hurt and betrayed by the recent trade. Poor thing, man stop the crying and understand this is a business, it’s never personnel. This guy is making over 10 million a year and he feels hurt. I wish I was in his shoe’s.

    By Robo on Mar 8, 2011

  7. It was the same business when Lebron James left Cleveland, but there were many people saying that he should have had the decency to tell the owner before the decision. You can’t have it both ways.

    By Tyrone on Mar 8, 2011

  8. I don’t blame Gerald for feeling betrayed. He was their scorer when no one else could, he was a team player after they got some scorers,and he played his tail off on defense every night. Then, they sign the best coach who’s ever been in Charlotte (with either team) have a shot at the playoffs and trade him. They also traded Nazr and their shot at the playoffs. I became an instant Gerald Wallace fan when he first came to Charlotte and will remain one for the rest of his career. Thanks, Gerald and Good Luck!

    By DT on Mar 8, 2011

  9. The writer of this story obviously knows nothing about basketball.. “Relegated to bench duty”? Give me a break, he needed to broken into the team chemistry… Did you see what he did to the Heat yesterday? Who CARES who starts when he is getting 32 minutes a game, he there in the END when it counts… VERY POOR blog, I want my 5 minutes of my life back!

    By Dan B. on Mar 9, 2011

  10. Dan,
    Yes, he has played very well and I think he was a great pickup by the Blazers. In fact, I love Wallace’s game. But even Nate McMillan said that Wallace would likely be a bench player for Portland b/c they like having Batum start. Apparently Wallace isn’t a big fan of that. He wants to be a starter. So you say “who cares who starts” well, Gerald Wallace for one.

    By Phillips on Mar 9, 2011

  11. basketball is a business period.entertaiment for the fans.
    Freom:Cp are you with me

    By Anonymous on Mar 12, 2011

  12. As a old Blazer fan ,I’m glad to see GW here in PDX..
    He will (has) helped this team because he is consistent play – GW -you can’t help your -self -you are an AllStar .
    I think what coach Mac. wants to do ,is set up a team that matches the opponents on a give nite . ie Battum
    may start against THE lAKERS -Wallace may start
    against New York.

    Bill Russell and Red Arbach (sp) built a (?)10 year dynasty with “match-ups” not whiners crying every “5 mins”
    “i wanna play first;not that you GW have or will .
    When Portland won the NBA Championship-
    “Slick” Watts of Seattle shook his head one game and pulled of his headband saying “man “THEY JUST KEEP COMING AFTER-YA – NO-MATTER WHO’S ON THE FLOOR .
    HOPE YOU GUY’S CAN PLAY THE SAME WAY – ON AND OFF THE COURT.

    UP TO YOU ! CEWms.

    By CEWilliams on Mar 16, 2011

  13. CORRECTION =given nite”
    CEW

    By CEWilliams on Mar 16, 2011

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