SWORD MAGAZINE 89
Do you have a “clean clothes vs. dirty clothes” system on
Cedi Osman: I don’t like to have stuff in one spot; I have to
keep everything separate. But one thing I can’t handle is dirty
clothes on the floor. Even if I’m going to just go lay down
and chill -- you know, it’s a hotel, whatever -- as soon as I lay
down, my eyes are going to focus on the stuff on the floor! I
just don’t feel comfortable with that. I have to pick it up.
Sometimes I’m getting mad at myself. ‘Why can’t you just
leave it there?’
But I can’t. I can’t.
Jordan Clarkson: Put my dirty clothes in a separate bag than
the clean clothes.
Rodney Hood: Yeah, I keep all my dirty clothes in a bag on
Sam Dekker: Yeah. You smell it and you know.
Do you over-pack or under-pack and buy a lot on the road?
George Hill: Nah. I save a lot of money, I’m not a big spender.
If I have the clothes, I’d rather just take them with me than
just pile stuff up at home.
Dekker: I always think, in the moment, that I over-pack. but
I’m actually a perpetual under-packer -- and I hate it! I always
feel like I pack too much and then realize that I never pack
enough. I need to get better at that.
David Nwaba: I definitely over-pack instead of under-pack. I
don’t really buy things on the road.
JR Smith: I buy TOO much. My wife packs. She packs my bag
and then I end up coming home with the same stuff exactly
the way she left it, with more, NEW stuff.
Channing Frye: I pack everything and don’t buy anything –
unless I’m in New York. And I only shop at a couple of places
in Soho. It’s literally the only place I’ll buy clothes from. And
then if I’m either in New York or L.A. – 3 X 1 jeans and, not to
be snooty, but Louis Vuitton ready-to-wear is amazing. I still
have a jacket from, like, eight years ago.
Larry Nance Jr.: Oh, I pack 100 percent. If I’m in my hotel
room, I’m not leaving. As far as clothes, anything teamissued
– you’ll see me in that.
What’s your favorite NBA city?
Osman: My favorite NBA city is Miami. And I like L.A., too.
Frye: I have three. Shockingly, one is New York. Portland,
because I’m at home. And L.A., because I have so many
friends and it’s always good to be there and just be by the
water. I’m a big ‘water’ guy.
Smith: New York.
Hood: That would probably be Toronto -- especially
when the weather’s not too cold and you get a chance to
experience the city.
Hill: San Antonio -- because that’s like my second home.
Nwaba: Chicago and L.A.
Clarkson: Can I pick three? Probably New York, Toronto and
Nance: I love Portland. It’s pretty awesome.
Ante Zizic: Miami, for sure.
Do you steal the tiny soaps and shampoos?