Who's been bad, who's been good?

Updated: January 7, 2005, 8:06 AM ET
By Tim Legler | ESPN Insider
And you thought Stephen A. Smith got all the big interviews.

I just got off the phone with the big guy – and I don't mean Shaquille O'Neal. The big guy, Santa Claus himself. (I assume the North Pole is part of my roaming package).

I was trying to make sure he had received my kids' wish lists. I had no idea he was such a big basketball fan. Apparently, that satellite dish Mrs. Claus got him for his birthday has come in handy.

He has become quite the NBA fan. As we talked, it became apparent he had a few thoughts on what he has seen so far in the 2004-05 season.

Tim Legler

NBA studio analyst
Former NBA player Tim Legler joined ESPN in 2000 as a studio analyst for ESPNEWS. Legler also appears regularly as an analyst of ESPN2's NBA Fastbreak. Legler played for five NBA teams -- the Suns, Jazz, Warriors, Mavericks and Wizards.