It's happened before, and if Ben Wallace chose to keep playing, "Hack-A-Ben" would still be in vogue.

The Spurs chose to foul Wallace, a notoriously bad free-throw shooter (47 percent for his career), down the stretch during San Antonio's 99-95 victory Tuesday.

But it didn't mean Wallace wanted to be taken out. He went 1 for 2 twice before the Spurs weren't allowed to foul past the two-minute mark.

"It means a lot to me, Wallace said. "That's why you come to work every day, to do things people think you can't do."