The 21-year-old Sullinger appeared in Waltham District Court on Monday to face charges of assault and battery, destruction of property and witness intimidation in connection with the Aug. 31 confrontation with his girlfriend. She accused Sullinger of pinning her to a bed and the floor at his Waltham home. His lawyer, Charles Rankin, says the girlfriend does not want to continue the case and is not afraid of Sullinger.
Let’s make this clear: Gerald Wallace played terribly with the Brooklyn Nets last season. “Crash” started 68 games and averaged 7.7 points on 39.7 percent shooting, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 30.1 minutes per game. This was no doubt the worst season of his career. But is Wallace washed up or were his circumstances with Brooklyn bringing down his production? It’s hard to pinpoint what exactly what went wrong with Gerald Wallace, but I find it hard to believe that a guy who is two-years removed from being one of the better role players in the NBA is now a relatively worthless player with a horrible contract.
The Cleveland Cavalier’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Canton Charge, added Posey to their staff as an assistant coach on Monday. Posey, an Ohio native, played 12 seasons in the NBA. He won it all with the Miami Heat in 2006 and the Celtics in 2008. That year he was a go-to perimeter defender and excelled in a sixth man role for the C’s, providing a veteran presence off the bench that exemplified selflessness and teamwork.
The Kings announced Monday that Shaquille O’Neal has acquired a minority stake in the team under new owner Vivek Ranadive. The Kings will introduce the four-time NBA champion at a news conference Tuesday in Sacramento. During the height of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, O’Neal fueled the rivalry with the Kings with his play on the court and his personality off of it.