by Russ Bengtson
Chris Webber. Shaquille O’Neal. Ben Wallace. Kurt Thomas. The formula this year seems simple enough—if you’re a contender (or even a ‘contender’), you acquire an aging big man. The Boston Celtics, owners of the best record in the NBA, picked theirs up yesterday—38-year-old power forward P.J. Brown. If you can’t remember when he joined the League (it was a long time ago), you’ll need only look at his chest.
Brown, a three-time All-Defensive second-team selection, will wear No. 93, the year he was drafted into the NBA and was married to his wife, Dee.
All other playoff teams, consider yourselves warned: Don’t sign Charlie Ward.