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!