Monday, December 1, 2008

Talking with Francisco

Tonight was the greatest night of my life! I got to meet Francisco Garcia at the Raley's "Get Kids Cooking" event. Francisco was so cool -- and tall! AND he agreed to let me interview him for my blog. I was so nervous, but he made me feel comfortable. Here are the questions I asked him, and what he said.

Q: What's your favorite thing about playing in the NBA?

A: Francisco told me that he plays for the love of the game.

Q: What's your favorite position on the court?

A: Francisco said his favorite positions are point guard and shooting guard.

Q: Who or what inspired you to be an NBA player?

A: He said his uncle would take take him to the park to play basketball, and that his uncle inspired him to be an NBA player.

Q: What do you think the team needs to do to win a play-off spot?

A: He told me that the Kings need to do three things: Play together, play harder and believe.

Q: What advice would you give kids like me, who want to make it into the NBA?

A: Cisco said listen to your family, stay in school, and don't let anyone tell you you can't make it.

I can't wait for tomorrow's game against the Utah Jazz. I hope the Kings can pull out a win. I know I'll be cheering extra hard for Francisco, especially now that I know what a great guy he is. Gooooo Kings!


Katie Chacon said...

Awesome interview Zach! I am so glad that you were able to meet some of your favorite basketball stars!

Great blog bud!

Aunt Baby

J Peschke said...

Great interview Zach! Cool picture too! Keep it up.

Uncle Jon

zachsdad said...
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Christine said...

Wow - what a great interview, Zach! You're a natural sports reporter :) Keep up the good work.

Big Red said...

Zach: It was great that Francisco got the chance to "meet you." He seems like a quality guy. Hope Kevin Martin can go tonight. If so, Utah might be in for a tough night. Thanks for the interview.

zachsdad said...


What an awesome interview with great questions! Francisco's advice will take you a long way in life. You are a wonderful son who is already on the way to great successes.

Love you -- Dad

Katie T. said...

Great job, Zach. I loved reading your interview!

Auntie Katie T.