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Do you have to be skinny to belly dance?

When you get out on stage do you just lean forward and let the body push you? Maybe you get one to two dancers a day. Do you think anyone’s going to want to work with them? In your mind, they’re just just another dancer. I didn’t even want to get involved with that line of work. If you want to be a dancer, you have to be that dancer. And there’s not any way that you can do that in this game.


I think they’re better than that. The first thing you gotta do is realize you want a career in this industry. You have to realize, if any of these girls were my fans, I’d definitely make sure that they never saw me dancing again. I’d have to have a conversation with them and I’d tell them I love this game, but the thing is, I can’t do anything with them. Because if they’re my fans, who am I to say they’re not a professional? We go into this industry to make a living. We have a job, because that’s how we make money in this industry. I’d have to say, “Look, we’re trying so hard, and our parents love us and I respect them, but you know what, this game is not going to let you be a professional.”

“There’s no chance. You don’t talk to a professional to work in entertainment. You just talk to a girl. They’re just another dancer.”

I have to admit, after doing the interview, I was just floored. I was like, “Are they stupid?” I’ve played this game a long time. When I was a kid, I always imagined myself playing in sports or in some other vocation, a profession. My mind just thinks that the game isn’t for me. And I just know that’s not true. So I have to accept that and figure it out on my own. It really is a learning experience, and I learned a lot about myself during that process that I’m still working out right now.”

There’s probably a better answer out there, but who really wants to know it?

You’re good. And I still have a lot of stuff I want to ask you about, too. But to answer the interview, let’s get back to basketball.

I played for the Warriors, but in the past few years, with the additions of Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston, I’ve had a somewhat limited role on the