Detroit Pistons to retire Ben Wallace's number

By Alex Butler  |  Jan. 16, 2016 at 7:43 PM
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Ben Wallace was here today and talked with the media about winning the title and his thought on having his jersey retired Saturday night. Check it out.

Posted by Detroit Pistons on Friday, January 15, 2016

DETROIT, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Another Big Ben will take the spotlight Saturday before the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback faces the Denver Broncos Sunday.

Ben Wallace, a four-time NBA All-Star, four-time defensive player of the year, and 2004 NBA Finals champion, will have his No. 3 Detroit Pistons jersey retired Saturday at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Pistons face the Golden State Warriors at 7:30 p.m. in Detroit.

Wallace averaged 5.7 points and 9.6 rebounds in 16 seasons in the league. After nine seasons in Detroit, Wallace averaged 6.6 points and 11.1 rebounds in 32.6 minutes per game.

"We were a group of guys that were put together and gelled together not just as a team, but as brothers," Wallace told the Pistons.

NBA Champion.4-time Defensive Player of the Year.5-time All-Defensive First Team.Franchise leader in block shots.Tonight, we retire his jersey. Thank you Ben. #FearTheFro

Posted by Detroit Pistons on Saturday, January 16, 2016
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