Kevin Durant may think the NBA draft combine is a waste of time, but think of all the entertaining questions we’d miss without the event. We’ve got a few absurd ones to share with you from this year’s combine, but the one that takes the cake is one NBA team asking former Kansas guard Frank Mason III how he’d like to die.
Here’s Mason, the 2016-17 NCAA Player of the Year, talking to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman about his interview.
— Chris Lilly (@wibwChrisLilly) May 11, 2017
“I said in my sleep because I wouldn’t want to suffer from any pain or anything. So I’d just rather be sleeping around my son and my family.”
I’m not sure what the goal of this question was. But if there was bait, it doesn’t sound like Mason fell for it. Going out in your sleep with your family around would be as peaceful as it gets.
Here are a couple of the other weird queries from this year’s combine:
**The Timberwolves asked Justin Patton, a center from Creighton, what he does at a yellow light: speed up and beat it, or slow down and wait? He answered: “Depends on where I’m going,” according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
At NBA combine, Creighton's Justin Patton said team asked if he's slowing down or speeding up at yellow light: "Depends on where I'm going."
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) May 11, 2017
**Rockets general manager Daryl Morey asked one prospect if he ever broke a team rule in college. The unnamed prospect said: “No, we didn’t really have any rules…”
Best draft interview answer today: "Did you break any team rules?" "No, we didn't really have any rules…"
— Daryl Morey (@dmorey) May 11, 2017