Sorry for the delay. Here it is, episode 2:
1. Do you regret following Bob Huggins to Manhattan?
No regrets. I believe it was the best decision that I could make. I’m in a good situation now. Not a lot of distractions, and I can get myself prepared for the next level. I don’t feel I made a bad decision at all.
2. How has your knee injury made you a better player?
It made me focus on different parts of my game. I can’t rely just on my athleticism. I have to be more well-rounded. I have to know when to attack and when not to. I just became smarter.
3. What other sports besides basketball do you follow?
Football, of course. Right now, my favorite team is the New England Patriots. … My boy Randy Moss. He has a bad rap for not working hard, but he’s got that blue-collar attitude (in him). He’s from Marshall University, which is right around the corner from my house. (J-Mart note: I asked if he liked my Cincinnati Bengals as well) Yeah, I rooted for them to beat the Ravens Monday night. But I can’t cheer for them when they play Randy.
4. What’s your favorite Manhattan restaurant?
I like Applebee’s and Chili’s. No favorite dish. I usually try everything off the menu. I experiment.
5. You recently went to Berry Farms to play with Mike Beasley and Team All Daz. Who has the best streetball, the ‘Nati or D.C.?
I’d probably say D.C., but. … D.C. has more pros, more exposure. Gilbert Arenas played on my team. Man, I didn’t know he was that short. (J-Mart note: I asked how short) About 6-foot-3. He’s a terrific ballhandler. You don’t get to see it on TV. … He’s himself. That’s what so surprising. He signed this big deal, but he’s the same guy he always was. That’s why I like him.
6. BONUS – Who is your favorite musician?
Man, that’s tough. My favorite CD is 50’s “Get Rich or Die Tryin’.” He sounded so hungry on that. (J-Mart note: I asked if he’d bought “Curtis” yet) No, I have to go get that soon.
Special thanks to pissclams for the questions, and no, I can’t believe I’ve typed that handle twice now on this blog. Remember, next week is Yamon Figurs, so send me some good stuff in the comments, as well as potential future Fives.