The Good, the Bad, the Kitchen Sink

Updated: December 16, 2002, 11:43 AM ET
By By Terry Brown
Dear Santa,

All I want for Christmas is the top-selling jersey of Paul Pierce, but only if you think that Celtic great Bill Russell, the center who won 11 titles in the '60s and the game's greatest defender, could have stopped either 7-foot-6 Yao Ming, a player who shares his position, or swingman Tracy McGrady, a player who shares his height.

Sincerely . . .