Question: How often do you hear people make a reference to the character Sam Malone and the TV show Cheers?
Answer: Probably once a day.
Q: How do you avoid rolling your eyes or worse?
A: I'm pretty good at the fake laugh every time. It does get a little annoying, but I always give it a smile.
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Q: Ever think of being known as, say, Jimmy Malone?
A: I like my name. I don't mind it. A little extra attention sometimes, but it's cool.
Q: What do your teammates think of Cheers and that Sam Malone?
A: They have no idea. That is an ancient show.
Q: How did you become a walk-on?
A: I've known Cal since I can remember. I always went to his camps, whether here or at Memphis, and stayed at his house. He knows I'm a hard worker, and I can play a little bit. So he offered me a spot.
Q: You've injured both anterior cruciate ligaments and underwent microfracture surgery. Why do you think you've had such bad luck?
A: I don't know. Hopefully, I'm OK now, knock on wood. I really made a fairly good recovery every time, and I feel I'm almost 100 percent now.
Q: Did these injuries happen in collisions on the court, or are they just freak occurrences?
A: It was really just kind of freak things, and I don't feel I have bad knees or anything. It's just the way stuff happens.
Q: What's the cultural adjustment been like moving from the Boston area to Kentucky?
A: It's definitely been an adjustment. The food's a lot better in Boston, no offense. People are a lot nicer down here. Everybody's a little edgy in Boston.
Q: What foods from Boston do you miss?
A: I live right on the ocean, so clams, lobsters.
Q: Right on the ocean?
A: Literally on the ocean. I miss the water. I miss my boat. I live right on the harbor, so I literally walk out the back door, swim out to my boat and go.