You seem to find fun projects to do, for example, your Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Indianapolis mall appearances last year. How do you come up with those ideas?

I have ideas and people may bring stuff to me. I just try to be myself or I see something on Twitter. Social media is good like that.

Reflecting on the season, where do you think you made the biggest strides?

I think just my mental toughness. I went through an up-and-down period, but I just tried to persevere and play through it. 

 

I spoke to him [Jason Collins], but I'd like to keep it between me and him.

 

Did you ever get a chance to connect with Jason Collins after the "no homo" comments you made?

I spoke to him, but I'd like to keep it between me and him. That's about it.

What is the key for improving your game this summer?

Lifting, getting stronger, getting a little bit quicker. Those are a few big things, but I haven't really put too much thought into it right now because it's a little over a week since our season ended.

Do you usually have a main place you train?

I stay in Indiana, work out with the team and use their weight room.

We saw on Twitter that you received framed photos of your game-changing block on Melo in the playoffs. Who sent those to you?

A friend of mine in Indiana gave me the smaller one. As for the big one, the team usually gives out pictures during our exit meetings and that's the photo they gave me. I'm going to put it up on the wall in my house.

Did you get a chance to see LeBron James' block on Tiago Splitter in the Finals?

Yeah, I did. I saw it and it was a nice block.

Did you think about yours when you saw it?

Nah, I'm a fan of the game and I'm rooting for the Spurs to win it. I'm good friends with Tim Duncan. It was a good play. I root for good, clean basketball.

As you look ahead to next season, do you envision the Heat and New York Knicks as the two teams you'll have to get through again?

Next year, we'll see who they bring in and not bring in. We'll see who wins it this year. And we'll go from there.

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