My Impromptu Interview with Armon Johnson
By sarahhecht Posted in: ArmonJohnson
Today, while broadcasting Just Casey from the practice facility, I had the unexpected privilege of interviewing Point Guard Armon Johnson
. As a behind the scenes kind of girl, having a mic handed to me was shocking and a bit scary, so pardon my deer in the headlights look, I’ve never done an on-camera interview. A big thanks to AJ for making it fun and easy.
I’m a new member of the Trail Blazers family and still learning the ropes—there are quite a few. Seeing players, executives and the Schonz on a regular basis is something that takes getting used to. Surprisingly, and I really impress myself with this one, I don’t get nervous when I’m around the guys. A spur of the moment live interview on the other hand... Let’s just say I was trying not to puke on my laptop.
Have you ever had one of those moments where you had so much adrenaline pumping you only remember bits and pieces of the event? That’s exactly how I felt. Here’s a rundown of what I remember. The experience was quite unexpected and dizzying, so this is random. Casey and I head into the PF and start broadcasting, business as usual. Casey interviews Brandon and takes some viewer questions. Casey states his “Keys to Thanksgiving.” AJ compliments my hair. Casey responds with a slight diss, though I’m pretty sure it was unintentional. I follow with defense of my multi-colored coif. Business continues as usual. AJ wanders over and asks Casey what he said about my hair. My brain is a train speeding down a track, everything is a blur. Then come the interview snippets. AJ takes his rookie duties very seriously. AJ is speechless about the incredible impact we had at the Harvest Dinner. AJ’s gamertag is BlazerAJ1. I think, look at the camera Sarah. Smile. Move the mic to AJ when he speaks. AJ likes rice from PF Changs. I mispronounce Armon’s name. Casey calls me on it. Breathe, Sarah. Breathe. Interview ends. I slightly regain composure while fleeing from view of the camera. Whew, what a rush.
My nerves finally calmed a couple hours later when I saw the video and realized it wasn’t a total disaster. I’m actually proud. A big thanks to everyone who submitted questions in the chat, I couldn’t have done it without you.
You can catch my first interview experience over at trailblazers.tv in Just Casey: Episode #8
at the 33:45 mark.
What do you think? Is AJ fun or what? What questions would you like to see him answer next time?