Most of us would assume that if you play or want to play basketball professionally, specifically in the NBA, you’d know something about it. That’s not the case for recent Thunder draft pick Tibor Pleiss, who pleads ignorance when talking about the NBA. Via Tom Ziller of Fanhouse:
For the NBA Draft day in New York, I was not nervous at all, and this because of a simple reason: I did not know anyone of all those College players; also this guy called Wall, I have never heard of him before. The only one I spoke with a bit was Kevin Seraphin from France. I was only nervous because of the things going on around the ceremony. Knowing that millions of people in front of their TV can watch me when I eventually fall down walking up the stairs. Additionally, it was extremely cold and I was freezing. I did not really feel well in the Madison Square Garden.
In general, I am not really interested in International or NBA Basketball. Most of the players I play against during this tournament or the World Championship, I have never heard of. For example, when we played Serbia last summer as a preparation game for the Eurobasket, it was the first time I saw Nenad Krstic play. My ignorance may sound strange to others, but it has the advantage that I go unbiased into the games and take every opponent serious.
Of course the loaded question is, does he know this guy called Durantula? Or at least, did he know before June 24th?