By Sam Rubenstein

First off, here is Patrick Ewing on Yao, as promised. A great excerpt:

I always told him, though, that if I had played against him I would have gotten 50 on him. How would I attack him? I would use my quickness. At 7-6, it would be hard to jump and shoot over him, so I would mix it up, sometimes facing up and other times using my jump shot. You definitely have to make him move his feet. But seeing as I left the game the year before he came in, I guess we’ll never know what would really happen.

I miss Patrick Ewing.

Player of the D.A.Y. No suspense. Michael Redd. 45 at the house of Kobe.