Former Cat Chuck Hayes article in the New York Times

Chuck Hayes - photo by Danny Moloshok | AP
- photo by Danny Moloshok | AP

In a position full of giants, the ' Chuck Hayes stands out because he stands below them. In the 63 years of the N.B.A., few teams have had a regular starting center as short as the 6-foot-6 Hayes, and certainly none in recent decades. Hayes is a full foot shorter than Yao Ming, the injured All-Star for whom he is filling in. Dikembe Mutombo, who backed up Yao last season before retiring, is 7-2.

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