Saturday was one of the biggest days in Ben Wallace's life.
Ben Wallace, one of the top defensive players in NBA history, had his No. 3 jersey retired by the Detroit Pistons.
Wallace is arguably one of the top 10 undrafted NBA players of all-time.
"Big Ben" became the first to win the Defensive Player of the Year award four times in a five-year span from 2002 to 2006, and only Dikembe Mutombo also won it four times in a career. Wallace led the league in rebounds and blocks per game during the 2001-02 season.Wallace is the eighth player to have his jersey retired by the franchise, and the first from his championship team.
Wallace appeared to wipe a tear away from his left eye just before it was his turn to address his adoring fans.
"Where I came from and some of the trial and tribulations I went through, I wouldn't change it for the world," said Wallace, who was accompanied by his wife, their son and daughter. "Y'all motivated me on nights when I didn't have anything left."
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