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Why do they keep asking the same old questions?

- How is the recruiting going?
- Where do you see yourself in five years?
- Can you describe your playing style?

Come on guys... So you get a chance to interview a NBA prospect and ask these superficial questions... SMH!


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What questions would you like

What questions would you like me to ask? I use some of these same questions because I I feel like they're worth asking. Would love to throw some other ones in there if you have any suggestions. I like to throw in some that are specific to the player but I tend to wing it since I'm at the event to evaluate and don't usually know if I'll get to interview anyone.

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"So do the assistant coaches

"So do the assistant coaches put the money in a brown bag or do they western union it?"

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Think it would be coo to

Think it would be coo to switch up the questions, here's a couple:

What's your favorite sneaker of all-time? (Most ballers are sneaker heads)

What do you listen to before games?

What's the most you've scored in a game?

Any pre-game rituals?

Which summer tournment or all-star event did you enjoy the most and why?

What did you improve on over the summer that you can't wait to show the world this upcoming season?

Any last thoughts you want to share with us?

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Thanks

Thanks

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I think your doing a great

I think your doing a great job Pete. Gotta remember getting the interview in the first place is hard enough. Then the interview afterwords is a sensitive thing. For example dubbmotta your questions are all great questions that I would like to hear awnsers for but alot of them can seem like imposing questions that may put a young man on the spot. For example.

"Which summer tournament or all-star event did you enjoy the most and why?"

When your asking that question your now asking the player to endorse whichever brand or product the tournament is endorsed by. Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Jordan etc. Certain schools are also sponsored by certain brands. You could catch a player in a bind by asking that and they will probably give you a run of the mill awnser like, "I enjoyed all of them and was happy to be invited" and then tell his teammates not to do an interview with PistolPete, nbadraft.net and Aran Smith.

Or asking what a player needs to improve in is sort of like asking the player to advertise his flaws but instead Pete has the player explain his game and allows him to control parts of the interview. Sure PistolPete has room for improvement but theres more into it than just asking any question that comes to mind because we want to know, if you tickle a nerve theres consequences and these guys have a business to run.

Just saying if these guys mess up an interview they've got schools, coaches, circuits, brands, agents and athletes advising players not to do an interview with them and all it takes is one slip up.

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Thanks Canada. You're right

Thanks Canada. You're right about asking about the event, they're not going to talk about other sneaker events while at one. All my "base questions" were my way of trying to briefly cover everything, we don't have infinite time with these guys. But I'm definitely open to changing things up so I appreciate the ideas.

Mutombo, feel free to give suggestions.

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Hey Pete!

First of all, thanks for answering. Honestly, I thought that nobody would answer me. Lol...

Getting your point of view was very helpful. From a fan perspective, it seemed like it was sort of a questionary for all the players. That's why I created the post, didn't mean to disrespect.
I understand the limited time (sometimes, none at all) you have to talk with each player. And even with an extended period of time, some players aren't very eloquent.

- From a year ago, what aspect of your game did you most improve?
- How do you handle the pressure of being one of the top players from your class?
- Can you describe your daily workout routine?
- What kind of playing style is most suited to your game? Fast break or half court?

Best regards,

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