Ben Wallace gets inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
His relentless energy, hard-nosed style of play, and blue-collar effort perfectly embodied what the franchise stood for all those years – from the Bad Boys era to his modern day Pistons.
It’s only fitting that Wallace gets recognized in a grand manner by the state that he has loved and embraced him back. And Big Ben gets just that this past weekend as Wallace was named to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.
Ready to go! Congratulations to the 2016 Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Class! pic.twitter.com/bR3vaUZODx
— Michigan Sports HOF (@MSHOF) September 9, 2016
During his heydays, Wallace was the NBA’s premier defensive force. In a span of five years, the Pistons center was hailed Defensive Player of the Year four times. He played nine seasons in Detroit where he averaged 6.6 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.4 steals, and 2.3 blocks per game.
John Long also joins Ben Wallace in the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame as the only other Piston of their class.
(H/T to CBS Detroit)