DP: Did you get the dog and cat question?
CL: Everybody's talking about the dog and cat question. What are you going to do, say you would rather be a cat? Everybody said dog that I talked to.
DP: See, I would go cat because everybody's going to say dog. Because a dog needs love. It's like Meet the Parents, when Robert De Niro's talking about having a cat. A cat wants you to earn its love. I want you to earn my love, Parcells.
CL: And that's what champions are made of.
The Reason I Called You Here
IT'S THE TIME OF YEAR when college freshmen call press conferences—Kevin Love did it last week—in which they inevitably announce that they are leaving for the NBA. Just once I'd like to see the player say something like this:
"Hey, I just wanted to tell you all that my spring semester is going really well. I like my sociology teacher a lot, and I'm starting to get the hang of things in my French class. That's cool, n'est-ce pas? Also, I just downloaded the new Timbaland song on my iPod, and it's great—you should totally check it out. And I finally asked out that girl I see in the dining hall all the time, and she said yes. We're going to the movies Friday night. So that's what happening with me. Thanks for coming."
Match the player with his predraft assessment*
1. "He might need a longer-than-normal adjustment period in the pros but should be an impact player down the road."
2. "He can do it all, and he doesn't mind a heavy workload."
3. "Adequate in most areas but outstanding in none."