Position: Power forward, center
College: Virginia Union
Career: 16 seasons (1996-2012)
Teams: Washington Wizards/Bullets, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers
Stats: 1088 G, 5.7 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 2.0 BPG, 47.7 FG%
Accolades: Four-time NBA All-Star (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006), four-time Defensive POY (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006), NBA champion (2004), three-time All-NBA Second Team (2003, 2004, 2006), two-time All-NBA Third Team (2002, 2005), five-time All-Defensive First team (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006), All-Defensive Second Team (2007)
Bottom line: A defensive stalwart, Ben Wallace was the dominant man in the middle during the improbable championship run for the 2004 Detroit Pistons.
A Defensive Player of the Year candidate for nearly a decade, Wallace was a treasure for the Pistons, allowing their run through the Eastern Conference to extend for the better part of the 2000s.
Little was expected for the 6-foot-9-inch center, but through technique and determination, he honed skills that made him a force in the league for years.
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