•What are you doing with your money these days, Lewis?
Nothing much. I don't spend much. I went out and bought a Cadillac because I needed plenty of legroom, and now I've got a Mercedes 300 SEL with a 6.3 engine. It's mean! But I don't get to drive it much.... How'd we get off on this? We're supposed to be talking basketball. Jock stuff.
•Right. Here's a nick question: Who's the best center you play against?
That's a dumb question. I get asked that same question every week and every week I say "Nate Thurmond," and every week somebody asks me again.
•Yeah, but you seemed to have a pretty easy time against Nate and the Warriors in the playoffs.
We beat 'em, yes, but I wouldn't say we had an easy time. At least I didn't have an easy time against Nate. Nobody has an easy time against Nate.
•Do you still try to get up higher for Wilt than for any other center?
I don't know if I try. But I do know that you have to gel up against Wilt, or he'll kill you out there. I'm not out to prove anything against Wilt. I'm just out to survive against him. And to do that you have to be up. You have to play at the top of your game just to come out even against him.
•You're the Most Valuable Player, in the other players' opinion. Who's the MVP in your opinion?
I voted for Dave Bing. He's—wow!—he's a hell of a player.