NEW ORLEANS — The reporter made her way through the throng of media surrounding
Bojangles' or Popeyes?
"Bojangles'," Paul said. "No question. Not even close. They've got Popeyes here in New Orleans. Their biscuits are good, but Bojangles' over Popeyes."
The reporter wasn't done with the hard-hitting inquiries. She also wanted to know what music was on Paul's
You might never guess the
Amazingly, the players were almost universally good sports about the endless pop culture queries. They didn't even seem to mind when the international media stuck fuzzy microphones in their faces and asked them to give a shout-out to the viewers abroad.
"What's up, this is John Wall of the
Sometimes even the domestic media seemed lost in translation.
One reporter asked Dallas'
Another reporter made his way around the ballroom asking the same three questions: If you had a signature smoothie, what ingredients would you use and what would you call it? Is there another mascot besides the Pelicans' that needs a makeover? What sound does a Pelican make?
The answers won't be appearing on "60 Minutes," though
"Brrr, brrr," the Phoenix point guard said good-naturedly in a high-pitched tone.
"It would definitely be a strawberry banana smoothie, for sure," Afflalo said of his preferred concoction. "Those are the two ingredients right there. [Plus] yogurt, orange juice and ice. I wouldn't have a name for it."
Then how would he go about selling it?
"I don't know," Afflalo said. "[Call it] strawberry banana. That's pretty enticing."
A lot more enticing than some of these questions.