WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s good everybody? Man, this has been a busy few days for me out here in L.A. and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s about to get crazier tonight.
My Thunder teammates and I are going to do our best to represent well tonight. Russ is in the Skills Challenge and then IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be in the 3-Point shoot out and will also help Serge in the Dunk Contest.
I really hope people are excited to watch Serge because you might be surprised with what he can do. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s got some things up his sleeve that are going to help him and put him in a position to maybe win it. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll see. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m excited for him. This is an opportunity for him to get his name out there a little more. People are still in the dark about who he is and the type of athleticism he has. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to showcase a lot. I think heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll show his personality, too. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a funny guy. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a guy thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s real energetic and hopefully that shows.
About the 3-Point Contest, well donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t worry about me. I talked to Daequan Cook, who won the event two years ago. He told me to take my time. I tried it at first and I was rushing my shots because I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to lose time. He told me to just take my time because going through those racks isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t going to take the full 60 seconds so IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m just going to go out there and shoot my shot, have fun and enjoy it. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all I want to do.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not nervous, though. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s basketball at the end of the day. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m just shooting jump shots. Hopefully I do a good job, but if I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t I really appreciate the opportunity and will enjoy the experience.
Wish me luck!