It’s not even about money. It’s about being able to go to a lot of different locations.
Well, I’m from Minnesota and I spend most of the summer in Miami where I’ve had a place for like five years. But I like both. Minnesota is great for 4th of July. There isn’t any other place I’d rather be than Minnesota out on my boat looking at the fireworks and chillin’.
I wanted to ask you about Minnesota and growing up there with your sisters Krystal and Kaela. A lot of people don’t know you are of mixed ethnicity. So what was that like for you?
Check out the hair. (Playfully lifts his cap and runs his fingers through curly locks)
Yeah, you’ve got the hair…tell me more about your background and what that was like for you and your sisters growing up in Minnesota.
Well my dad is black. His grandma was white. So he is mixed but way more black than white obviously. And my mom is white. You know, I don’t know. I love who I am. I love who my parents are. Growing up it was different because a lot of schools I went to people would see my dad and they would be like “I didn’t know you were black.” It was kind of a shocker. I love my dad and mom.
My dad always says I get my athletic ability from him but my mom was a great athlete too. I’m more like my mom. We grew up playing sports as a family and it was great.
I’m sure they want to claim a lot with you.
I know, right?
I would guess that your athletic ability was really helpful for you growing up.
My family was so active. My dad played football at the University of Minnesota. My mom was on the crew team so we are the kind of family that grew up playing two-on-two in the driveway or playing sports as a family or doing active things. It was a lot of fun and I wouldn’t have traded it for anything.
What about this upcoming basketball season and what you are doing to prepare? I hear there are like 12 teams interested in you.
Right now I’m a free agent. It would be great to be back in Brooklyn because I’ve been a part of that process the whole way. I know that wherever I end up will be a great fit but it would be great to be in Brooklyn and just go from there.
One of your bosses would be Jay-Z.
He is involved with the team.
How would that be? Do you have any thoughts on that with everything that’s going on?
I think that Jay-Z has been brought in to help with the Brooklyn move. He’s from Brooklyn and I think he is doing a great job.
On the topic of Jay-Z and one of his best friends, Kanye, how are you feeling about your ex, Kim being seriously involved with him?
Publicist, Vivian Gomez of PublicityTalent Resources stops the interview: We’re not talking about that. We’re not asking or answering those kind of questions.
Kris Humphries: You tried though. You gotta try right? God Bless you.
You have to try and see if “The Hump” is okay.
“The Hump” is good. “The Hump” is always good.
Kafi Drexel is a journalist living in New York and former on-air Health & Fitness Correspondent for NY1 News, a 24-hour cable news channel in New York City.