Anyone who has taken the time to read Michael Lewis's extended piece in the NYTimes a while ago describing Battier as the no stats all-star certainly knows that Battier's success against Egomaniac and other elite wings is merely a part of the portfolio that makes Battier so valuable. But because the article singularly focused on a game against the Lakers, it is Battier's play against the Adulterer that has become focal point of Battier's enhanced reputation. In the game profiled, Battier harassed the Philanderer into a 13-32 shooting night, while rallying his team, playing without either McGrady or Artest, to the brink of victory only saved by a miraculous MJ-Wannabe bomb with 30 seconds left. If the Rockets are to beat LA, Battier (and Artest - who had quizzically called Brandon Roy the best offensive player he had played against Wednesday) will have to do yeoman's work against the best Admitted Cheater Who Had To Buy His Wife A $4M Ring Because He Can't Keep His Schlong Out Of A Hotel Hostess in the NBA. Will it happen? It seems unlikely, considering that the Rockets went 0-4 against the Lakers in the regular season - but it should be entertaining to watch, especially if Adelman unleashes Battier on the Accused Rapist.