Hoping these wishes come true in 2003

Here's to hoping 2003 brings good things, like much-needed rest for a weary Yao Ming.

Updated: December 27, 2002, 11:36 AM ET
By Bill Walton | Special to ESPN.com

Two months down, only six more to go. Too bad we can't have games all year around.

With New Year's a free throw away, here are my wishes for 2003:

That Yao Ming gets some rest. No one has played more basketball than Yao, who will soon find out just how long the NBA season really is. Yao needs to learn time management. He's so nice that he won't say no to any request. He's going to be a great basketball player, that that's what he has to focus on, not the endless requests for his time. ...

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