Rasheed Wallace, proud son of Philadelphia, is a Chiefs fan?

Mike Jensen, The Philadelphia Inquirer on

Published in Football

PHILADELPHIA — A week after the 2020 Super Bowl, won by the Kansas City Chiefs, some visitors showed up from Philadelphia to see Rasheed Wallace, coaching high school basketball in North Carolina at the time.

His attire, for two straight days? This proud son of Philadelphia was still celebrating, wearing full-on Chiefs gear: hat, shirt, necklace in Chiefs colors, with a Chiefs pendant.

His team since he was a kid.

“When I got interested in football, nobody was cheering for Kansas City,” Wallace said. “Kansas City was trash. I said, ‘That’s my team.’ Then what happens? We get Joe Montana and Marcus Allen …”

That was then. Kansas City wasn’t playing his hometown Eagles. Wallace, once national high school player of the year at Simon Gratz High, is so proud of his roots that he said making the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame was bigger to him than if he was ever inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

And what about this time?


Wallace texted this week, “1000% CHIEFS on this one!!”

He said his Instagram feed “is flooded with people who couldn’t believe I was KC ALL DAY.” (For instance: “How you from Philly and a chiefs fan? Another technical on you”) ... On his feed, Wallace lets loose, going full WWE ... “So this is what it boils down to Mean Gene: We’ve got these pretenders over here called the Philadelphia Pigeons, and we’ve got these bona-fide champions over here called the Kansas City CHIEEEEEFS!”

Of course, he hears it from Philly friends, too.

“The [trash] talking really just starting up lolol…” Wallace texted. “Talked with my old heads Charlie Mack, Jazzy Jeff, Gillie to start off but we have a week and a half left to get it in.”


swipe to next page

©2023 The Philadelphia Inquirer. Visit Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.


blog comments powered by Disqus