Ben Wallace says he's retiring

Updated: February 13, 2012, 6:17 PM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Ben Wallace was talking about Jeremy Lin -- but in a way, he was also discussing his own unique career.

"It takes a special type of guy to stay at something long enough to make it to this level," Wallace said. "A lot of times you're being told that you're too this, you're too that, you can't do this, you can't do that."

Amid the hoopla Lin has created with his unexpected rise, Wallace is on the verge of setting a new standard for undrafted players. The Detroit ...

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