Nov 07

On The Clock With Nolan Smith

By DHawes22 Posted in: Blazers, NolanSmith
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?

Nolan Smith: My jump shot. I spent a lot of time this summer getting reps up.

Who is your favorite person to follow on Twitter?

NS: Tony Allen

Who is the one person you wished followed you back on Twitter?

NS: Lolo Jones

If you could participate in any Olympic sport other than basketball, what would it be?

NS: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?

NS: Hey Arnold!

Who is your favorite character on Spongebob??

NS: Spongebob, hands down! But I like Sandy, too.

What’s the one snack food you can’t live without?

NS: 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?

NS: Fire on the Mountain and Pine State Biscuits

Better trilogy: Back to the Future, Star Wars or Friday?

NS: Friday

Smokey or Dey-Dey?

NS: 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?

NS: Wale, Meek Mill, Lauryn Hill, Erika Badu and other R&B.

Is DJ NDotSmitty available for party bookings?

NS: 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?

NS: Michael Myers

Are you a cat or a dog person?

NS: 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?

NS: Louisville

What’s your favorite pair of Adidas?

NS: 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?

NS: John Stockton

Would you wear short-shorts for the occasion?

NS: 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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  1. Thanks for using my question!! Nice Interview by the way..

    by Keisha on 11/15/2012 4:10 PM
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