Frank Hampton said:
At scoring, but nowhere near him on the boards
And he made it to the finals with a sorry a.ss team
Yao ain't even sniffed the WCF with prime Tmac
Still a great player, and HOF only because of his international appeal
Dwight had to go through the weak eastern conference while yao played in the tough west.
and let's not downplay the fact that the role players/bench around t-mac/yao were absolutely garbage and jvg could not coach offense.
mike james, rafer alston, juwan howard, luther head
the year the dropped jvg and picked up adelman while loading up the roster with aaron brooks, kyle lowry, luis scola, carl landry, etc they went on a 22 game win streak, won a playoff series, but yao got hurt in the lakers series and they still went 7 games.