Let's get this out in the open to begin with. I love Mehmet Okur. He's a big, tall, slightly goofy European bigman who averaged 17 and 10 after the All-Star break last season (2007-2008) and hits clutch three pointers. He seems like a fun loving family man who jokes around with his team mates. He just sounds really shy in interviews (in English, not his mother tongue) . . . I've gone out of my way to listen to how he speaks, and he seems to have a few "go-to-moves" when giving an interview. Thus, it is only necessary to make a drinking game out of it.
|Photographed by Melissa Majchrzak for NBAE/Getty Images|
Each time Memo says one of these words or phrases take the required number of sips. Please remember to drink responsibly, around people who care about you, and in a safe place. Do not drink and drive, or drink and draft (if you play fantasy basketball).
|working||defense||my shot(s)||my teammates||I mean||hard|
|hopefully||probably||so far so good||good "anything"||confidence||(at) home|
|like I said||open shots||look for me||uuhhhhh||play||hungry|
There was a post game interview on TNT with Memo where he basically said all of those 'go to' interview phrases. I can no longer find it on YouTube, so that sucks. But in the mean time, here are a few videos and mp3s to test out this game with:
| ||Memo and Booz interviewed during the All-Star weekend back in 2006-2007.|
|Memo Interview (Oct 17, 2007)||Talking after a game vs. Philly in the preseason|
| ||Playing hard, being 'hot', and making shots.|
|Memo Interview (Oct 14th, 2008)||Talks about defense and other stuff.|
| ||Memo talks about shutting down Dwight Howard|
|Memo Interview (Oct 2nd, 2008)||Talking about training camp, and his body fat.|
| ||Talking about going on the road and taking people off the dribble.|
Hope you guys aren't too wasted yet, and thanks to Basketballjohn.com (YouTube user utahbasketballjohn) and, as always, 1320 KFan radio. And yes, this YouTube Tuesday is a day late ... again. Whatever man, some of us don't blog for our living . . . (or have the talent to do so).