Get to Know: Marvin Williams
From David Locke’s “Get to Know” series with Jazz players.
First team ever played on: East Bremerton Eagles (pee wee basketball).
First buzzer beater: With the East Bremerton Eagles.
First dunk: 7th grade at lunchtime, in blue jeans, Old Navy sweatshirt and Allen Iverson shoes.
First time you ever saw yourself on TV: Replay of McDonald’s All-American Game.
First nickname: Junior.
First car ever driven: Mom’s car.
First CD: Tupac.
First video game ever played: Madden.
First autograph: Mike Tyson. Met him in 7th grade at the airport in Las Vegas.
First big purchase: Diamond earrings.
First time you ever got in trouble as a kid: Not finishing household chores before mom got home.
First pet: Rottweiler.
First kiss: 4th grade, after school. I remember the girl, but I’m not going to say her name.
Best game ever played: Meningitis game senior year. 48 points.
Worst game ever played: High school game with Coach Roy Williams from North Carolina watching. Three early fouls, finished with 4 points.
Best place ever traveled to: Hong Kong, hands down.
Quickest player you’ve ever played against: Allen Iverson.
Strongest player you’ve ever played against: Shaquille O’Neal.
Best meal ever: Anything my grandmother cooks.
Hardest workout ever: College conditioning.
Maddest you’ve ever been: A few times. It’d have to be at one of my brothers, for sure.
Earliest you ever woke up to work out: 4 a.m.
Best friend in the league: Ray Felton.
Best movie ever: The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
Best TV show ever: Martin.
Dinner with three people, dead or alive: Mom and two brothers.
Last sport played besides basketball: Soccer.
Last vacation: Barcelona.
Last item bought: Pair of shoes.
Last music downloaded: Drake.
Last bad grade: D in drama freshman year of college.
Last good grade: A this summer.
Last time you were scared: Two weeks ago. I can’t share.
Last time you were incredibly happy: Yesterday.
Last time you cried: Last week.
Last book you read: Andre Agassi’s autobiography.
Reason for jersey number: Paul Millsap had No. 24, so I ended up with No. 2.
If you could come back as any NBA player: Michael Jordan.