Jimmy Lipton, not to be confused with James Lipton, sits down with Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat for a very special edition of Inside the Players Locker Room.
Jimmy Lipton: Chris, may I call you Christopher? You got your start at a little school in Atlanta known as Georgia Tech. When I think of Atlanta, I think of Gone With the Wind. What was that like?
Chris Christopher Bosh: The movie or the city? I never saw the movie. I’m not into prequels. I always preferred Scarlett to its prequel. Then again, both are racist. But, yeah, I spent a year in Atlanta.
JL: If you had to choose your spirit animal, would it be a flying insect with a stinger, a prehistoric dinosaur, or a temperature?
CB: I’m not sure I understand the question.
JL: Sounds heated.
JL: Who’s your favorite President?
CB: Hm. I don’t know. There have been so many.
CB: I always liked John Adams because he was the first to go from VP to number one. I also liked Henry Clay and Bobby Kennedy. Al Gore was cool too.
JL: I think only one of those men was actually a President.
CB: It’s my list, James.
JL: It’s Jimmy.
JL: Do you have a favorite Beatle? Or, should I say Heatle?
CB: George’s solo career looms rather large in my imagination.
JL: Nirvana or the Foo Fighters?
CB: Foo Fighters. When Dave Grohl does anything, I think there’s a man to model myself after—
JL: There goes your hero?
CB: There goes my hero.
JL: Favorite Ninja Turtle?
CB: Donatello or Raphael.
JL: Not Leonardo?
CB: Never Leonardo. . . Sometimes Splinter.
JL: He’s a rat.
JL: Favorite Pixar film?
CB: Ratatouille, James. What else? Oh, and that dog with the spring from Toy Story, but not the movie, just the dog.
JL: What about Rex?
CB: Who’s Rex?
JL: Tyrannosaurus, I believe.
CB: Come on, James.
JL: It’s Jimmy. Why this fascination on insisting otherwise?
CB: When I get to Heaven, I want to hear God say, “Welcome, Chris, and, yes, he’s taken his talents much farther south.”
JL: I haven’t asked you that yet.
CB: I’m jumping ahead.
JL: I’m sensing anger. Is that important to you?
CB: (Just stares.)
JL: Freud or Jung?
CB: What do you think?
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