Frank Mason combine interview

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.

Mason said:

“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.

**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…”

About Jesse Kramer

Jesse is a writer and editor for The Comeback. He has also worked for and runs The Catch and Shoot, a college basketball website based in Chicago. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Follow Jesse on Twitter @Jesse_Kramer.