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DP: Does that hurt more than his running hook at the Garden in Game 4 of the '87 Finals?
LB: Oh, yeah.
DP: Would you trade one of your NBA rings for a national title?
LB: Yeah. Sure would.
DP: Why was that so painful?
LB: I knew a lot of people in [ Terre Haute]. I knew what it meant to them. I stayed an extra year [at Indiana State] to try to do something and had an opportunity to do it, and I let it slip out of my hands.
DP: Are you rooting for a Celtics-Lakers Finals?
LB: I'd like to see the Celtics back in there. I root for them except when we play them. I know how important it is for [their fans] to have an opportunity to win a championship.
DP: Do you put Kobe in Michael's category, at least as a closer?
LB: Kobe is the best player in our league and has been for a long time. When someone told me the other day that Kobe hadn't won an MVP trophy, it sort of made me feel like I wanted to throw mine away. But to say he's another Michael Jordan, I can't do that.