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DR: [Laughs.] I was 20 to 25 pounds lighter than most of the guys I played against—Patrick Ewing was around 270; Shaquille O'Neal was at 325, 350.
DP: What was it like to lean on Shaq?
DR: Even when you were leaning on Shaq, it felt like he was leaning on you. He made you feel like a high schooler playing against a pro.
DP: Who was most frustrating to cover?
DR: It had to be Hakeem [Olajuwon] because he was so talented. His footwork was great, and he's a very smart player. He had all the moves.
DR: Where did the big man go in the NBA?
DP: Everybody likes being the forward. They want to shoot. That's all well and good, but somebody has to anchor the post.
DP: If you were coming out now, would you have played more outside?
DR: Not me. I loved being a big guy. I loved rebounding and defending.
DP: You wouldn't be shooting threes?