This was my first time venturing into enemy territory during the post-game (I went during pre-game to see Lebron.) Honestly, it had slipped my mind that media was given access to the opponent’s lockerroom. I had a list of questions I wanted to ask Griffin that a few friends had helped me come up with. Most were light-hearted in nature and may or may not have related to Shawn Kemp.
What we on the outside forget (even though I’m in there now, with this being so new, I still consider myself on the outside) is the human aspect. You can’t just barge into a losing team’s lockerroom and start asking questions of your own interest; the players don’t want to be there and they don’t want to hear it. They’re there to talk about that game and then get the hell out of there. With a mood so somber, you risk coming off a complete imbecile (there’s a group of about ten others with you) asking anything otherwise. My own question was pretty stupid, but I didn’t dare face you guys coming back empty-handed.
In light of the above, I also decided it would be best to hold off on asking Baron Davis about the origins of his beard as I had planned to do.