Gerald Wallace lashes out about injuries and effort in Boston

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Gerald Wallace is only 31 but he feels older than that as the NBA season has taken its toll on his body.

Wallace is dealing with typical back and shoulder pain but is not impressed with the way some of his teammates are playing either.

“You’re sitting, only playing 17 or 18 minutes a game,” Wallace said. “You’re watching, you know you can still play, and you watch guys in front of you who don’t play with effort, don’t respect the game and don’t think team first. It kind of frustrates you and (ticks) you off. You have to deal with it.”

Needless to say the Wallace is not hiding his thoughts on the season.

“This season is a slap in the face, having to change my game and fine-tune it,” he said. “First of all, it has to come mentally. You accept your situation, but there’s two sides to your brain. One side is fighting the other side because of the predicament you’re in. You feel you can still perform at the level you always have, but at the same time, you’re doubting yourself.”