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 Nicolas Batum
Do you plan on getting any more cats or are you content with Biggie and Kim?
No more cats. I also have two dogs, Oprah and Gust. (Ed Note: Funny thing about the picture of his two dogs. That was posted from Nic's Twitter account the night of Portland's home win over the Knicks on TNT with the caption of, "Even after a good win i have to take those 2 crazy out."
Speaking of B.I.G., is he your favorite rapper of all-time? If not, who is?
What's currently playing on your iPod?
Whatever music is playing in the locker room. Elliot (Williams) and JJ (Hickson) pick it.
If you weren't in the NBA, what sport would you go pro in and at what position?
Tennis (Ed Note: Once again, a huge thanks to our intern, Mario Lucero, for the excellent Photoshop!
Who is your favorite tennis player?
What's the one thing you miss most about France?
What's your favorite food?
Breakfast is my favorite when I'm in France. Steak in USA.
Where's your favorite place to eat in Portland?
French bakery in Lake Oswego (Ed Note: I'm not sure if this is the exact bakery Nic was talking about, but it was taken from his Instagram account, so there's that!
Have you been to Le Happy?
Yes. (Ed Note: Le Happy is a French creperie in NW Portland and is one of my favorite places to eat in the city so I had to find out if Nic had checked it out.
Is it authentic?
Will we see you with a beard for a long period of time this season?
I like to change it up.
Who is the one former NBA legend you would love to match up with 1-on-1?
Down by two with five seconds left to play on the road. Do you go for the tie or the three for the win?
For the win. Get it over with. *laughs*
Who is your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
Who is the one person you wished followed you on Twitter?
What is your favorite video game?
NB: Fifa (You Know your love for Fifa is real when you purchase the game for multiple consoles!)
Which player provides you with the toughest competition on the road?
NB: Nobody. ( Ed Note: I then asked Nic if anyone had every beat him at Fifa and he said that he has only lost one time to Luke Babbitt and that it was a fluke.)
What's your favorite basketball movie?
NB: Space Jam
Better trilogy: Back to the Future, Star Wars, or Friday?
NB: Star Wars
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