PE: He may not want to be, but in today's game he's a center. And he's one of the best players who have played this game. He's slowing down. He may not be able to do it on a night-in-and-night-out basis, but he gives it to you when you need it.
At their best, LeBron James or Larry Bird—who you got?
PE: That's tough. They're both great. Growing up in Boston, I wasn't a Celtics fan. Me and my friends said, Larry's terrible. The media is just hyping him up. He can't really jump that high. I finally got to the league, and I called my friends back home and said, Remember all that trash we were talking? That was nothing but trash. This man is the truth.
What about LeBron?
PE: LeBron's a great player. I'm not even going to try to compare them. LeBron may be a better defender.
What do you think Dwight Howard will do?
PE: I hope he stays [with the Lakers]. He has to settle down and pick one place and play like Dwight Howard is capable of playing. When I first got to Orlando [as an assistant coach], he dominated offensively and defensively.
But he doesn't have a signature move, and his free throw shooting is terrible.
PE: He's been a horrible free throw shooter. He keeps changing. He needs to pick which way he wants to shoot it and shoot like that the rest of his career.
Why hasn't anyone emulated Kareem's skyhook?