Over twitter, I was able to interview a great person in Teena P. She is followed by Ron Artest A.K.A Metta World Peace A.K.A The Panda’s Friend, Amar’e Stoudemire, and J.R. Smith. She is followed by many other celebs and is currently at 4,000 followers. Her username is @teena_797 so go follow her! She is also a huge Knicks fan just like me.Anyway, let’s get into this interview.
What do you think is the future for Amar'e Stoudemire and how well can he produce this year?
Well you never have to worry about Amar'e not being in shape. He is always ready to play if needed. If he's on his game he will certainly help the Knicks big time. If not, I guess Phil will have some decisions to make.
Would you agree with Phil Jackson's remarks comparing JR Smith with Dennis Rodman?
Kinda makes me laugh the comparison of JR Smith & Rodman. You can compare anyone who has gotten in a little trouble and in the media regarding their personal life. As players they couldn't be more different. Rodman was there to defend and was terrific at it. JR is here for scoring.
Do you follow the NBA?
I got interested in the NBA when I was 12 years old. My dad and older brother were big time New York sports fans. Especially, basketball and the New York Knicks.
What team do you think will stand out this year?
I'd like to think my Knicks will standout this year. Other teams I think will stand out will be Cleveland. They look good on paper with the stars they have there. It will be interesting to see.
Do you have a favorite team?
The New York Knicks are my favorite team. My other team is in the west and that is the Lakers. I don't really have other favorites. There are other teams that I admire like the Spurs.
How does it feel knowing that out of your 4,000 followers on Twitter, various celebrities and NBA players are following you and reading your stuff?
It's nice that people want to follow you who have the same interest as you do. In my case that could be sports, yoga and fashion, but I'm not on twitter for the amount of followers or who they are. I've been lucky enough to make some really good friends on twitter. As for the celebs, media and NBA players it's nice to know they value my thoughts.
How often do you do yoga?
I practice and teach yoga every day. Like any exercise whether it be yoga or running, etc..., keeping in shape makes you feel great. Not only physically but mentally. Yoga is extremely calming for me and most people who practice yoga will tell you that. I actually started practicing yoga in my early teens but was always around it because my mother was a student of yoga and taught yoga part-time.
Who is your favorite player in the NBA currently?
Kobe and Amar'e are my favorite players.
Of all time?
Of all time, Kobe.
What is your favorite sport?
I love baseball, hockey, football, but basketball is still my favorite.
What do you think of Metta World Peace's name change to "The Panda's Friend"?
The Panda’s Friend is very cute but I like Metta World Peace. Ha!
What is your goal on Twitter?
Don't know if it's a goal on twitter, but I look forward to the communication with people on their thoughts on subjects that we are together interested in.
How many followers are you looking to reach?
I don't have a number of followers that I'm looking to reach on twitter. That is not a goal for me.
Who did you look up to as a kid?
As a kid I looked up to my older brother.
How long have you been on social media?
I’ve been on twitter since 2009.
How did you feel when Jeter announced his retirement?
Makes me sad to think that Jeter won't be playing baseball anymore. He is my favorite baseball player. I will miss him terribly in the game, but I understand his decision.
What do you think about LeBron James moving back to Cleveland while leaving Bosh and Wade in Miami?
I'm glad LBJ went back home to Cleveland. I don't see it as him leaving Bosh and Wade. He brought Miami two championship rings and that is what he set out to do when he joined the Heat. He won two, not too shabby.
Do you have any advice to give to kids on any particular subject?
As far as kids, don't ever let anyone stop you from living your dream or tell you that you can't do something.
Is there anything else you would like to add in closing?
Yes, I'd like to add, in closing, Go Knicks!!!! Let's Win This!!!
This was my interview with Teena P from Twitter. Anyway, her username is @teena_797. Thanks for reading and please comment!
My name is Mike V. I am an enormous basketball fan. I also am a die-hard Knicks fan. After graduating 5th grade, I started writing this blog at the age of 10 in the summer of 2012.