Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace didn't play on Friday night after missing the morning shootaround because of a terminal illness a close family member was dealing with. That family member dealing with the illness was Rev. James McBride, Wallace's oldest brother, and he died today at the age of 58.
Because of McBride's death, Wallace will be out indefinitely.
Wallace missed two games in late January and a handful of practices and shootarounds -- including the one Friday in Philadelphia -- due to a family matter. The Pistons said Wallace will be out of the lineup indefinitely.
SB Nation Detroit's thoughts go out to Ben Wallace and his famliy.