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Why did you join EAS?
The reason I joined EAS is because I'm always focused on nutrition as part of my daily regiment. I've always used their products so I thought it was only natural for me to join team EAS.
Are you the first NBA player to represent EAS?
I'm the second NBA athlete to represent EAS. Ben Gordon was the first.
What was the hardest thing about preparing your self for the NBA season? How has EAS helped you out?
The hardest thing is preparing your body for the NBA season. By the end of the season, your body is so worn down form all the physical play. EAS helps replenish and rebuild what I put out.
Why do you wear the number 33?
I wear number 33 because I was a huge Bulls fan growing up. My cousin Mike wanted wanted to be like Jordan and whore 23, so I took 33 to be like Scottie.
How did it feel to be named to your first all star game?
It was a great accomplishment. It was a great honor to play on that big stage and take part in all the activities. It was a great experience.
If given the option, what would be your thoughts on Ron Artest rejoining the Pacers??
I've been good friends with Ron for a long time and personally I would love to play with him. He's a great defensive player and I think he will bring a lot to our team despite his past history here.
Who is the hardest person for you to guard in the NBA? Who is the best defender that you have played against?
The best defender, I would have to say is Kobe Bryant. The hardest player for me to guard is LeBron James. He's almost impossible to guard.
What was it like when you first saw a fan wearing your jersey?
(Laughing) It was my rookie year right after I got drafted. It was a great feeling. I made it a point to go sign his jersey because it was so cool to me at that moment.
Danny! Huge fan! Congrats on a well-deserved MIP award! What do you think about the addition of Tyler Hansbrough to the Pacers?
Thanks! I think Tyler brings us a hard nose presence, he's a physical player and he's a champion.
What excites you the most about playing against lebron and the best individual players in the NBA.
I think to be the best you have to play against the best. Whenever I play against a higher level of competition, that's when I play my best and I always look forward to those games.
Hey Danny, what do you think you guys need to do as a team to make the playoffs this season?
I think we as a team need to commit to playing better defense and that will push us into the playoffs.
Do you expect to have Jarret Jack back as our point guard?
I expect we will resign him. I'm sure both parties are in talks now and I would love to have him back running our offense.
Did you know your brother was going to be on Wipe Out before he competed? And, could you have beat him?
(Laughing) Of course I did. He completed recording the show about two months before it aired. And yes I can beat my little brother.
What's your favorite place in Indy to eat? How about when you're on the road?
My favorite place to eat in Indianapolis is Sullivan's Steakhouse. On the road it depends on which city I'm in but I like P.F. Chang's and the Cheesecake Factory.
What are your favorite NBA arenas to play in?
I love the Garden in New York, the Staples in Los Angeles, and my home court Conseco Fieldhouse.
How did the passing of Michael Jackson affect you?
It was very disheartening. I'm a huge fan, I've been listening to him my entire life. He is and always will be a global icon and he will be deeply missed.
Danny, give us 5 current players you'd have in your fav 5 and 5 former players you'd have in your fav 5.
Current players in my Fav 5 would be ...Derrick Rose, Rudy Gay, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, and Amare Stoudemire. Former players in my Fav 5 would be ...Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Larry Bird, Shawn Kemp, and Magic Johnson.
Thanks you for all the great questions. Hope to do with again soon.