It’s mainly in the competitive aspect of it. Everything we did as a family, even if we were at a family barbeque we would end up playing a game of heated kickball, or a game of H-O-R-S-E or something. And it always got pretty testy. It would always get pretty fiery. Tempers would flare and people wanted to win. So I’d say, definitely, that’s the thing that I gained most from it is that competitive fire, that spirit to win.
Who’s the best athlete in the family?
Best athlete in the family? Well, my dad’s 52 years old now, but I’d say — I don’t know. I’d give it to myself just to sound selfish, but I don’t know. That’s a tough one. We’ve got a lot of good ones.
When did you decide that you wanted to pursue basketball as a career?
It was pretty late. I didn’t even decide I wanted to play college basketball until I was two months away from going to college. I had played three other sports the whole time. It wasn’t until probably my senior year of college where I was to a point where I thought, ‘Hey, I’m playing pretty well. I’m in good shape. Maybe some team overseas will take a look at me.’ So it was pretty late.