Many European players who return from the NBA consider that they have left some unfinished business there. That they have something to prove. Do you belong in that category? No because I don’t play to prove anything. I play because it is what I enjoy doing. And I want to be in a team in which I enjoy myself. That’s why I chose Lokomotiv Kuban. Right now I am loving the whole experience there.
And generally, I don’t have to show anything to anybody. Sure, if I had the chance to return to the NBA and if I thought that an opportunity that is good for me appeared, then I would take it. But if not? No biggie. Who was the most difficult opponent you faced in the NBA? Kevin Durant. It was funny actually because I started the game playing defense on him and he made some turnovers. I felt so good about it. I was like “wow I am playing such a good defense on him”. Then I sit down after the first quarter and I realize that he has scored 10 points already. He was fast and he takes the ball a lot. It was funny because initially I felt good because i was thinking I am forcing him to make turnovers… and then I look at the scoreboard and watch how much he had scored.