Sports Illustrated (Not Online)
March 19, 2007
What was your welcome-to-the-NBA moment?
Getting clothes from my teammates. When I first game to the NBA [after playing in Italy], I didn't know you have to dress properly. I was a teammate of Steve Francis in Houston. He bought me a whole wardrobe.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
I fell down getting crossed over by [Orlando's] Grant Hill my first year [2002-03].
Your favorite off-day activity?
Watching TV--especially the HBO series Deadwood, The Sopranos and Rome.
What's the one thing about being in the NBA that people don't think about?
That it's 24/7. You live it all the time. Whether it's getting rest, taking care of your body, getting taped up, watching film, getting ready for games or practice.
If I weren't playing basketball, I'd be...
A reporter, digging for the truth, investigating--whether connected with history or politics or whatever.