Do you want to have input?
KB: No, I don't. Zero.
Those days are over?
KB: I'm not a G.M. I retired my G.M. hat.
You didn't get G.M. of the year a couple years ago when you pushed for the team to trade Andrew Bynum, did you?
KB: No, you know what, I think I was snubbed.
I asked David Beckham which athlete from another sport would make a great soccer player. He said you. How would you do on a soccer field right now?
KB: Um, not very good. It's been awhile. It's been a long, long time since I played. When I was in Italy, I used to play every single day. Here in the States you don't have a chance to play that much. It's not like you're driving down the street and you see pickup soccer games.
The athleticism that it takes to play in the NBA and play soccer—how much crossover is there?
KB: It's similar in the agility, the foot speed, the coordination you need. Obviously handling the ball with your boot and handling the ball with the palm of your hand are two different things.