How do you feel about the attention you get from the Chinese media?
Luis Scola: It’s great. I had a lot of fans when I went to China this summer and they treated me really good, so I’m glad to help them with anything they need.
How seriously do you take this Rookie-Sophomore game?
LS: I think it’s serious. I play to win that too. (Aaron Brooks passes by). I wish Aaron Brooks could play a little better (laughs).
Do you feel about being one of the few playing this game two years in a row?
LS: I’m just happy to be here. It’s a good weekend for the basketball fans, so I’ll just try to have fun and help the show.
What’s your team lacking at this point of the season?
LS: (With Aaron Brooks still around) A better point guard, I think we need to improve our point guard play.
Aaron Brooks: What we really need is a power forward. A power forward who can dunk.
How many dunks have you had this season?
LS: Not many. Like two or three. You know I don’t dunk much. I don’t want to talk about that right now (laughs). It’s about scoring, not about how you score.
What’s your outlook on Tracy McGrady?
LS: I see him good, as usual. But I haven’t really spoken to him in depth about things.
You know there have been reports about locker room issues on the team. What can you say about that?
LS: No, nothing like that. I’ve never heard the team talking about any of that.
What would you call a succesful season for the Rockets? Is getting past the first round enough?
LS: That’s hard. It’s too early to tell. We have to play hard, work hard… Then whatever we get, that’s what we deserve.