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Q&A with Thunder center Nazr Mohammed

BY JOHN ROHDE, Staff Writer, Published: April 25, 2011

"You saw them twice a year and you wanted to beat them when you played, but you weren't battling them for a playoff position or anything so I didn't really watch many games. Of course, everyone knew Kevin and Russ (Westbrook) were up-and-coming players."

You won a ring with San Antonio in 2005, and you've also been on teams that have struggled. How big is the difference in talent?

"Bad teams in this league could be in position to win with a couple of players here or there, or a sacrifice here or there from a player. It's about sacrifice by a player more than anything else. Everyone can score or do this or do that, but sometimes you're not needed to score. You need to rebound. You need to do your job. Let somebody else do the scoring if that's what they're asked to do."