While his coaching career has not been as eventful, as a player, Wallace had a reputation for being the sworn enemy of all NBA referees. He’s third all-time in technical fouls and he even got thrown out of a game for just looking at a ref.

He was drafted by the then Washington Bullets with the fourth overall pick in the 1995 NBA Draft after two years at the University of North Carolina. Throughout his NBA career, he played for the Portland Trailblazers, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Piston, Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks.

He was a four-time all-star as a player.

Now as the newest assistant for the Lakers, Wallace is tasked with helping the team return to the postseason after missing it with a 33-49 record--even though they had a roster with LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook on the team.


The jokes on social media have already started because of Wallace’s reputation as a player. But we’ll see if he along with Ham can help this team be successful once again.