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The Questions with Desmond Mason
April 17, 2006
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April 17, 2006

The Questions With Desmond Mason

Hornets Forward

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What was your welcome-to-the-NBA moment?

I dunked on David Robinson. I welcomed myself to the NBA.

What was your most embarrassing moment?

When I was a rookie in Seattle [in 2000-01], my teammate Shammond Williams faked that he had lost his earring. I was helping him look for it in the bathroom, and they dumped ice water on me.

Your favorite off-day activity?

Being with my baby daughter, Jada, who's six months old.

If I weren't in the NBA, I'd ...

own an art studio. I'm an artist--painting and a little bit of everything.

If I were commissioner for a day, I'd ...

make every arena have spacious locker rooms. Some of the visitors' rooms are terrible.

The 6'5", 222-pound Mason, 28, returned after missing 11 games with a sprained left knee to score six points and grab four rebounds in a win over Toronto last Friday.

On Sunday the Hornets visit the Kings, against whom Mason had a career-high 17 rebounds in 2002.