Q: Do you have a girlfriend? My daughter is 21.
A: I had a girlfriend. We broke up.
Q: When will you bust out a skyhook?
A: I don’t know when. Hopefully, it will be this season. It’s a tough shot and that’s why he (Abdul-Jabbar) is one of the greatest in the game.
Q: How long did it take you to get over the “awe” factor of working with Kareem?
A: It’s funny, I was so star-struck when I first met him I called him ‘Wilt.’ I think he was a little offended.
Q: Who inspired you to play basketball?
A: My dad. He played one year for the Celtics and also in college. So I guess it rubbed off on me. When I was in the second grade, he handed me a ball and said ‘See what you can do with it.’
Q: What do you think about going into a big game?
A: I usually watch video tape of a game or talk to Kareem. Or eat my mom’s good food she makes for me to get my energy up.