This past Media Day, I was fortunate enough to be able to sit down and interview the Trail Blazers and Head Coach Terry Stotts ... But these aren't your average, run-of-the-mill basketball questions. Without further ado, here is the next installment of "On The Clock" with Nolan Smith.
From Trail Blazers fan Keisha - What part of your game did you work on the most this summer?
My jump shot. I spent a lot of time this summer getting reps up.
Who is your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
Who is the one person you wished followed you back on Twitter?
If you could participate in any Olympic sport other than basketball, what would it be?
Race-walking (Ed Note: This was, hands down, the highlight of my Media Day. When someone else in the room didn't realize race-walking was a legitimate Olympic sport, Nolan, without hesitation, got out of his seat and proceeded to race-walk around the entire room ...I only wish I could have recorded it. So to all of you race-walkers out there, watch out for Nolan in Rio!
What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
Who is your favorite character on Spongebob??
Spongebob, hands down! But I like Sandy, too.
What’s the one snack food you can’t live without?
Scooby Snacks! I have my sister pick me up around five or six boxes every two weeks. (Ed Note: Nolan also went on to say that the blue ones were his favorite.
Where’s your favorite place to eat at in Portland?
Fire on the Mountain and Pine State Biscuits
Better trilogy: Back to the Future, Star Wars or Friday?
Smokey or Dey-Dey?
Smokey (Ed Note: This was probably the toughest answer for Nolan. He went back and forth quite a bit before settling on Craig's original side-kick.)
What’s currently playing in your iPod?
Wale, Meek Mill, Lauryn Hill, Erika Badu and other R&B.
Is DJ NDotSmitty available for party bookings?
Not yet, I'm still working and practiced every night [this summer] for an hour. But next summer, watch out!
If you weren’t going to take care of the Lakers on Halloween night, what would you dress up as this year?
Are you a cat or a dog person?
Dog (Ed Note: Nolan said the Maltese was his favorite type of canine.
If you didn’t attend Duke, where would you have played college basketball at?
What’s your favorite pair of Adidas?
The Crazy Light low-tops, red and black
Who is the one former NBA legend you would love to match up with 1-on-1?
Would you wear short-shorts for the occasion?
YES! (Ed Note: This is why Nolan was my favorite Media Day interview. Even though it was early in the morning and he had many stations to get to, he was all smiles.
Have you checked out On The Clock with Coach Terry Stotts
| Adam Morrison
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