On his cousin,
former USC running back LenDale White, slipping so far in the NFL draft (No. 45
to the Titans)
his talent. It's mostly character issues. He's hearing people say he's trouble
and not a good kid. None of that is true, but like I tell him, perception is
different from reality. If somebody meets you and you aren't all chipper and
happy, they think you're a bad guy because that's their perception of you. To
slip like he did is humbling, but sometimes you need a humbling experience.
It's going to make him better.
On playing with
It's the greatest
thing! When I funnel my guy down to the big men, it looks like I'm playing D
when the big men are doing the work. There are players out there who make guys
better offensively, but Ben is the only one in the league who makes guys better
On his future
I don't want to go
into coaching. I admire and respect what [Pistons president of basketball
operations] Joe Dumars does, how he runs the team. I could be successful doing
15 POINTS AND 7.3 ASSISTS IN DETROIT'S SERIES AGAINST CLEVELAND.