Question: Who is the best player in the NBA right now and who is the best rookie this year?
Chris Rodgers: "Kobe Bryant without a doubt. Kobe has to guard (players like) T-Mac and Vince Carter. There are so many good two-guards in the NBA. (For the rookie of the year) I'd probably give the edge to Amare Stoudemire. I played on the same team as him in the Michael Jordan All-Star game, The Capital Classic. He has definitely surprised me and he's going to be a great player. He plays with a lot of confidence and heart and that's what you've got to do.
Question: What's the best sports movie of all time?
Rodgers: "I like White Men Can't Jump. That's a classic. There's many more, but that's the first one to jump in my head. After I saw that I just wanted to go to the park and work on my game."
Question: You were listed at 6'2" but you're definitely taller than that now. Did you grow this season?
Rodgers: "No, I'm not 6'2", I'm closer to 6'4" or 6'5". I'm taller that what they list me at. I'm about as tall as Hassan. I've been around 6'4" since high school. I went from like 5'9" to 6'2" when I was a freshman in high school."
Question: What's your favorite T.V. show?
Rodgers: Friends. I try to watch it when I can on Thursdays. It's so funny, I love that show.
Question: Do the guys on the team tease you for watching Friends?
Rodgers: "They don't know, but I guess that they will now. But Friends is a popular show, most people that I know watch it."
Question: Ideally, aside from basketball, what would you want to do professionally?
Rodgers: "I'd like to own my own business, but I'm not sure what kind of business yet."
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