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RC: I don't know, but I am.
DP: Is he better than Kevin McHale?
RC: They're different. McHale played with [Larry] Bird, [Robert] Parish, those guys. It's a completely different situation. If Dirk had three Hall of Famers around him, the conversation would be different. I'm a huge fan. I recognize his greatness.
DP: So you stand by your claim?
RC: I do.
DP: Then we'll just disagree.
RC: Won't be the first time.
• Fightin' Words
In addition to his new gig announcing college football and basketball for Fox, Gus Johnson will still call boxing and mixed-martial-arts bouts for Showtime. Considering that WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao can't find much competition in the boxing ring, I asked Johnson how he thought Pacquiao would fare in the Octagon. "He'd get killed," Johnson said. "No question. Tapped out in a minute."
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