SI: Have you ever dunked in a game?
Lavender: I tried last year, but I missed. I got to the rim, and then the ball slipped out of my hand.
SI: We heard you played on your high school golf team. Were you any good?
Lavender: I probably averaged about a 42 for nine holes.
SI: Have you ever blocked somebody's shot?
Lavender: Yeah, a lot of shots.
SI: Any memorable ones?
Lavender: One time I blocked a taller guy's shot, and he turned around and gave me a high five.
SI: Are you old enough to have watched Muggsy Bogues, who was 5'3"?
Lavender: Yeah, I remember him.