Bill Russell, Bill Walton, David Robinson, Patrick Ewing, Bob Lanier, Ive seen tapes of all these guys before my freshman year of high school. The tapes were to help me see how these guys played mostly offensively. It was crazy watching how good they were and that they did it against the best in the world. Instead of tapes, how about I get schooled by all of them. They sit us all in the same room and let me ask questions and they let me in on anything they think I should know. Well that happened Wednesday morning, it was one of the greatest things to happen to me. I learned so much. It's amazing to even think about what things they let me into as a big man going into my rookie year. I didn't think I was even suppose to be in the same room with those guys. I'm not even drafted yet and someone decided to put me in a room with them. I am really blessed. They video taped it so it was just for a show but I learned so much. It was like a class that I was very much interested in. I was quiet most of the time, and when I did talk they told me to speak up. They said that when all of them came into the league there were soft spoken but as you get older, your mouth gets bigger. They even joke around with each other a lot. So it was fun and informative. I heard some Bill Russell stories that made me go dang, I didn't know you did all that. The one point he really got across to me is no matter what I do have fun. As much as I love my fans, what I learned from them was you have to draw lines. Bill Russell said to me that someone once told him that's the price you pay for being an athlete and what he said to me was "who decided that". He also said that they are looking at me to be grown-up and professional because I'm so tall. No one really looks at me as a 19 year old kid, and no one has for a while now. He gave me so much knowledge. All of those guys are really great teachers and I learned so much. I'm so thankful to everyone involved and for making it happen. I'm not going to give out the secret to being a big man in the NBA, but I'm just letting anyone who reads this know that there is one and I know it ;-}.