OMG HE TALKED TO ME, HE ACTUALLY TALKED TO ME.

So, usually I try and play it cool when I talk to a player. They’re just people. As my dad always used to say, “They put their pants on the same way you do. One leg at a time.”

This is not true for Anthony Randolph, by the way. He simply looks at his pants, and they are scared onto him. (30 points in Summer League debut! MVP! MVP!)

But the other day, I got to talk to the guy that got me into basketball.

When I first started watching basketball, there was a player that played with ferocious passion. He absolutely left everything on the floor. Not only did he have a wid offensive set, but he was tenacious on the boards. Best of all, though, was his defense. He dominated with blocks, and could terrify anyone who dared to step in the lane. The way he would yell and scream really struck a chord with me at a young age. I had four jerseys, a signed basketball, and a folder full of cards that I would not trade under any circumstances.

That player was Alonzo Mourning.

I have to say, it’s been a good week.

Here’s the interview. Thanks to FanHouse for the opportunity, and to my FanHouse mates for letting me do the interview.

Hardwood Paroxysm