Sure ya right
Don't ask me why, but I was just reading this interview with Cat Power over at pitchfork (that's the graphic representation of me whispering), and in amongst rambling about some Jewish mafioso twins (wha?) and confessing suicidal thoughts, Chan drops a little bit of NBA knowledge. I'm not a huge fan of her music--although she had a great fucking song that I used to hear on WXYC a lot, I don't know, 7 or 8 years ago, and I can't for the life of me remember what it's called (feel free to make suggestions in the comments)--but we always find it interesting to discover who are our fellow travelers on the NBA road. It seems that she may even subscribe to the Shoalsian school of "individuals, not teams" fandom, since she's a Miami fan, yet her favorite player is the starting center for one (two, actually) of their chief rivals.
Brandon: Do you get caught up in all the NBA fever? [The Miami Heat won the 2006 NBA Finals- Ed.]
Cat Power: I'm sure it's the same in Detroit, but it's such a spectacle. But after the year Miami had, well, everyone hates Miami, so I think that they love that team so much, and they fucking kick ass.
Ben Wallace is my favorite player. So when NBA playoffs come, that is a really exciting time for me.
Brandon: Do you prefer to watch basketball out in public?
Cat Power: It depends. I think I like it out, because that means [Wallace] is at home. And he really fills up a big ol' TV screen. And he looks like this fucking king.
Brandon: Didn't he get traded?
Cat Power: He's with the fucking [Chicago] Bulls now. Why? He's the best.
Fred: He's the nicest one.
Cat Power: And LeBron James. He just signed a three-year contract for $60 million. Right? Am I right?