Gerald Wallace


BornJuly 23, 1982


Gerald Jermaine Wallace is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA. Wallace attended the University of Alabama for one season before declaring himself eligible for the 2001 NBA Draft. In 2004, Wallace was drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats in their expansion draft. Wallace started immediately for the club, and went on to have a season of averaging 11.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.3 blocks a game. Wallace was selected to play in the 2010 NBA All-Star Game in Dalla becoming the first Charlotte Bobcat to do so. Wallace was also selected to participate in the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest. He was also selected to the 2010-2012 USA Basketball Men's National Team to represent the United States in the 2010 FIBA World Championship along with a possible trip with the team to the 2012 Olympics. In 2010, Wallace was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team. Wallace is the Bobcats' all-time leader in points scored, with 7,437. On March 15, 2012, Wallace was traded from the Portland Trail Blazers to the New Jersey Nets in exchange for Shawne Williams, Mehmet Okur and a 2012 top-3 protected 1st round draft pick.
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