Before I was picked for the slam dunk competition, I told my agent that I wanted to do whatever it took to be a part of this All-Star weekend. I think it is going to be a historical one, being that itâ€™s in Dallas and the expected crowd is supposed to be huge. I wanted to be in it, and I told him that if I couldnâ€™t make the game, then to sign me up for the slam dunk contest. My family and my friends all said, â€œDonâ€™t you think youâ€™re a little too old for that?â€ But I just wanted to go out have fun and be a part of it in some way, and now Iâ€™m going to.
From Crash’s blog on the official ‘Cats blog.
It’s good to see a player who genuinely wanted to make it, to be a part of it, to the degree of being willing to do the dunk contest. That said, not very thrilled about his dunk chances after reading this. Doesn’t sound like he’s preparing too much for it.
Wallace making the All-Star Game is the kind of story the NBA needs to promote. While the absurdity of Iverson continues, Wallace is a player who has taken his game and his team to the next level, and he actually…gasp…cares about it. NBA media needs to realize Crash is a goldmine.