Matchup: Game 5 NBA Finals, Spurs @ Pistons
Goat: Rasheed Wallace
Career years: 1995-2010; 2012-13
Career stats: 1109 G, 14.4 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 1.8 APG, 1.0 SPG, 1.3 BPG
To this day everyone is baffled at Rasheed Wallace's idea to run to the corner and trap Manu Ginobili. Sheed's gaffe led to a wide open look for one of the most clutch players in NBA history. Did Sheed forget the shot Horry hit in 2002 to complete the sweep of his Portland Trail Blazers? San Antonio went on to win the series in seven games. Detroit went on to make three more Eastern Conference Finals but never made another Finals appearance again. Shows how precious these opportunities really are.
Rasheed Wallace played out the rest of his career with Detroit, Boston, and New York. He retired once after the 2010 NBA Finals and returned with the Knicks before retiring again in 2013. He is now an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons.