The NBA and the media

by Marcel Mutoni

Inspired by Lang’s eye-opening Q&A with Kevin Garnett yesterday, I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and check out some of the best moments between NBA personalities and the media:

  • Without a doubt one of the most memorable press conferences in sports history : Allen Iverson takes on the Philly press corps, and gives us his unique and hilarious views on practice.
  • The always interesting Ron Artest responds to a question from a Sacramento Bee reporter regarding Bonzi Wells’s free agent status: “He called me last week. I told him if he leaves, then I’m going to kill him. Unless he wants to die, he’s got to stay (with the Kings).”
  • Ask Shaq a dumb question; you pay the price.
  • I think it’s fair to say that Rasheed Wallace likes his team’s chances.
  • Darius Miles’s views on alcohol consumption among other things : “Yeah, you probably smelled liquor on me before. But it’s not like I’m at practice drunk. I’m totally focused. I don’t care if you come to practice and take shower, once you go to practice and start sweating, its going to come out. That doesn’t mean you aren’t focused or ready to practice. Like you might go out, you might get drunk, and come to the gym higher than a mother, and you sweating, you smell like liquor, and you interviewing everybody. What does that mean? You still 100 percent focused. That’s just ridiculous. Ask any other team, little petty stuff like that, if you ask any other coach in the NBA if they smell liquor on a player, any coach would say, every year.”
  • Say what you will about Mark Cuban, but don’t call him boring : Here we see happy/somewhat creepy Cuban, and of course the always enjoyable mad Cuban.
  • KG is a tad emotional. Just a tad.