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Oklahoma City Thunder: Q&A with rookie forward Mitch McGary

by Darnell Mayberry Published: July 16, 2014

What has the adjustment been like trying to acclimate to a new city?

“It’s pretty easy. I’ve been on my own since I was 17. I went to boarding school...and didn’t have my parents for the first couple of years. I went to college at Michigan, which is a little closer (to home). Just moving to a new city every few years is a little difficult but my personality; I love to talk, I’m very outgoing, so I’m bound to meet new people or find things to do. So I’m never going to be bored.”

You were looking for some fun the other night. You were asking your followers on Twitter for some suggestions. Did you ever find anything?

“I think I ended up just playing Xbox in my room. But we were just trying to go see some stuff. Maybe go see a movie or mini-golf. Something. Bowling. Something fun to do while I have the time just to get out and see the city. But it’s fun to see what people’s suggestions are.”

What are some of the things you like to do off the court, away from basketball?

“I talked to Jim Rome about this (Monday). I ride my unicycle. But I don’t know, I need to check. I don’t know if it’s (against) my contract. I hope not because it’s one of my hobbies I like doing. I recently learned how to juggle. So I got to put those together. If basketball falls through just join the circus. I like just hanging out with my friends, my teammates, getting to know them. They’re a great group of guys already. Just kicking it with them. After working so hard each and every day, it’s pretty exhausting on our bodies so I just like to relax and hang out.”

Have you always been open to trying new things?

“Always, man. I get it from my dad. My dad, man, he’s a character. He’s 35 years older, but we’re the exact same person.”

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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