C: Everybody who asks me about the ABA says can I handle the Doctor? I say, well, I imagine so. I've been around six years and handled a lot of people and, by the way, the Doctor plays forward and I play center.
E: I get the same thing. "How you gonna get Dave? What you going to put on Kareem?" Hey, when did I start playing the middle? The questions are ridiculous.
C: Wait till you hear the crowd in Cleveland. You talk about noise. Twenty thousand start screaming from the time you do layups to the end. I firmly believe if a guy played there every night, he'd lose his hearing.
E: I never played in front of that many before. People talk about ABA teams sneaking up on the NBA. I think we're beyond that stage. Everybody knows Denver will be tough. But there are some players the public never heard of who can really do it. Billy Knight of Indiana is a super player.
C: Billy Knight? I thought he retired.
E: You're serious, aren't you? Geez. You'll be surprised.
C: Well, I have trouble remembering guys in my own league.
E: At least Knight's a forward, not a center. You probably know Silas and Gervin, right? Gervin will shock people more than anybody else coming in.
C: Silas. James Silas? I don't know Gervin. I'm not even a fan. I don't even know what team he plays for.
E: Take a guess.