PE: When Pat Riley came to New York, he tried to get me to shoot the Kareem hook. I said, 'Pat, I admire Kareem, but that just isn't my style.' I was a face-up jump shooter. The bigger guys, like Roy Hibbert, Brook Lopez and Andrew Bynum—the skyhook would be perfect for them.
How tough was stopping the skyhook?
PE: I remember playing against Kareem my third year in the league. Rick Pitino was my coach. I was like, Rick, we need to double-team Kareem. Rick was like, No, he's getting old. I was like, Rick, he may be old, but that hook is still effective. And Kareem got hot on us, and there was no way in heck we could stop him.