I'll take NBA veterans/HOFers opinion that he's a great defender over your (usual) indignance over something Dre said.Wait, what? Patrick Ewing, the second best defensive player of all-time? Go ahead, try to talk yourself out of that one.
He will replace the winner of this spot on the next list. I was trying to give some more perimeter-oriented defenders a fair shake instead of just making it all centers and PFs.Ewing was the defensive anchor on one of the best defensive teams of a decade in a brutal era for offense. He's more than "good", and it's a travestshamockery that he's not on that list to be nominated at the least