Even if Dampier reverts to being a dog, its still better than having Dream Teamer Christian Laettner around. And, if Dampier is actually motivated, this will be the first time Nelson has had a center since Bob Lanier was washed up and he dragged Dave Cowens out of retirement in the early 80's.
The Public Demands: Replace the Star Spangled Banner with Brass Bonanza.
The Spurs or the Rockets couldn't drag Jordan out there to play. If you want to put an * on titles, here's a few more: 1994 Rockets - No Jordan to face. 1995 Rockets - Jordan still warming up, didn't have to face him.