After sitting out the last two seasons in retirement, Rasheed Wallace is back with a vengeance terrorizing rookies and refs with his proclamations that the “ball don’t lie.”
The idea behind the “ball don’t lie” phrase is this — when a player misses his free throws after a questionable foul call, that’s the basketball gods’ way of saying the refs made the wrong call. Therefore, the fouled player will not be rewarded with points he didn’t rightly deserve.
In other words, when Sheed yells out “ball don’t lie,” he’s basically saying “I’m right, you’re wrong, and the basketball gods agree with me.”
Take a look at our montage of Rasheed Wallace yelling his signature “ball don’t lie” phrase throughout his career below: