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Ben Wallace



“Big” Ben Wallace is a former NBA player and NBA Hall of Fame inductee. After playing for Virginia Union University, Wallace went undrafted in the 1996 draft and signed a free agent contract with the Washington Bullets, until he was traded to the Orlando Magic for the 1999 season.From 2000-2005 and again in 2009-2012, Wallace played for the Detroit Pistons. He was a driving force on the 2004 Championship team, which cemented his dominance as a defensive player and future Hall-of-Famer.After bringing the NBA championship to Detroit, Wallace would go on to play for the Chicago Bulls and then the Cleveland Cavaliers, before returning to the Pistons in 2009. He played for the Pistons until he retired from professional basketball in 2012.In September 2021, Ben Wallace was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame. He is the only undrafted player in NBA history to make it to the Hall of Fame and is widely regarded as one of the greatest defensive players ever— drafted or undrafted.