Melvin Ely throws his head back until his cornrows reach the nape of his neck. He begins to laugh as Emeka Okafor pokes his head into the locker room. “Okafor in 04?” Ely says. “Nah. 04’s over man. Okafor in 05.” Okafor, who is in the middle of his pre-game routine, hardly acknowledges Ely’s endorsement….