On being a citizen
of the U.S. and Great Britain
I was born in
London but was only there for a year [before moving to Mount Vernon, N.Y.].
I've carried both my British and my American passports since high school. I
thought it'd be cool to have dual citizenship.
On his favorite
In my household we
drank at least four cups of tea a day. In addition to [my family's] accents,
tea drinking was something I was always around as a kid.
On the prospect of
playing for England in the 2012 Summer Games in London
consider it, being that Luol [Deng, who is also a British citizen] and I are
Bulls teammates and friends. Luol's laying the groundwork, recruiting.
Hopefully with his name and my name we can get some talent to come out for the
On Bulls fans
The thing that
stands out is that no matter how bad we were playing my first season, we always
had support. My first couple of home games, I didn't think anything of it. I
was just like, O.K., this is the pros. But when we went on the road, I would
look in the stands in certain arenas, and there were like 100 people. I
thought, Well, we're not playing much better than they are, but our arena is
On being drafted
third overall out of UConn by the Bulls
Before the draft I
thought I would go anywhere from seventh to 12th. Then on draft night, people
were saying 20 years ago this day, Michael Jordan was drafted by the Bulls and
he was the third pick just like me. It was all kinda weird.