|WALLACE IN RED (Robert Willet/Raleigh News & Observer)|
Was Rasheed Wallace messin' with Ol’ Roy?
When his North Carolina Tar Heels lost to UNLV there were some Runnin’ Rebel fans sitting directly behind the UNC bench meaning some Carolina fans had given or sold their tickets to the enemy in the eyes of head coach Roy Williams.
This didn’t sit well with Ol' Roy, who, as he has on previous occasions, complained bitterly about it earlier this week.
"I don't like our fans to help the other team by either giving or selling their tickets," he elaborated during his news conference the next day. "That's disappointing. And to do it right beside our families, you know, that's the biggest thing. And then to have somebody that's just negative, negative, negative right in five feet of an assistant coach's wife for two nights."
"You know, you get tired of that. But it's something that's always bothered me. It will always bother me. A hundred years ago I'm watching in Lawrence, Kansas, and North Carolina's playing North Carolina State and there were five million red shirts in the crowd. And if I'd had a BB gun, five million red shirts would have had a burned rear end. Because I just don't like those kinds of things."
So it was curious, to say the least, when a bunch of current and former NBA Tar Heels showed up for the Wisconsin game and there directly behind the bench was Rasheed Wallace wearing a (Wisconsin?) red hoodie.
Wallace played for Dean Smith.
Antawn Jamison, Ty Lawson and Tyler Hansbrough among others were also in Dean's house.