DETROIT – Former Detroit Pistons forward Rasheed Wallace says he’s done with the team after they left the Palace of Auburn Hills for a new arena in Detroit.
Wallace, who helped lead the Pistons to the 2004 NBA Championship, posted a photo of himself laying on the floor at the Palace the night of Richard Hamilton’s jersey retirement in 2017.
In the post, Wallace says it was the last time he was at the Palace and said it was the “last time he [expletive] with the Pistons.”
“Many great moments in that building.. too bad they tore it down for a shopping center and condos,” Wallace said.
Wallace is referring to the Pistons current home, Little Caesars Arena. The team left the Palace for the new arena in 2018. The Palace is set to be demolished later this month.
In the comments of the post, Wallace clarifies that he has no issue with Detroit, but says “the new regime is where the disconnect is.”
Wallace said the team wanted to play games at Joe Louis Arena or other Downtown venues, but the idea was vetoed by the front office.
Wallace, 45, retired as a player in 2013, and was a Pistons assistant coach from 2013 to 2014.