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- How did you become a Clippers fan?
My dad and I went to a random Clippers game during the 2002-03 season and had a great time. So, on a whim, he got us season tickets for the 2003-04 season, and we’ve had them since. I was about 9 when we started, and I’ve become an increasingly obsessed Clippers fan ever since.
- Who is your favorite basketball player (not necessarily Clippers player) ever?
Cuttino Mobley. He was on those mid-oughts Clippers teams and just had a certain swagger to him. He also played with my second and third favorite players (Steve Francis and Sam Cassell), so I found myself drawn to watching his game.
- What is your favorite thing to do outside watch (and write about) the NBA?
Until two years ago, it was running/ following track and field (I competed through college). Now, my favorite thing to do is keep up with my pen pals (yes, I have pen pals with whom I exchange letters throughout the year).
- What’s one movie, song, or book that you think more people should know about?
My favorite book ever is The Sellout by Paul Beatty. It’s an incredibly strange, funny book. Also, the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra turned a book of Langston Hughes poems into an album and it’s amazing. I wish more people knew about those two things.
- What’s the coolest thing that can happen in a basketball game and why?
The coolest thing that can happen while watching a game in an arena is catching a free tee shirt (I am proud to have caught 40+ during my time as a season ticket holder). The coolest thing that can happen on the court is a chase-down block. I’ve always preferred defensive over offensive highlights and the chase-down block is the ultimate display of athletic ability and effort.
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