OKC Thunder 30 for 30 round table: Hobby corner

Question six of the OKC Thunder 30 for 30 finds the T.I. writing team serving up hobby suggestions for the players to undertake.

It’s the second weekend for OKC Thunder players and their NBA peers tied to staying at home as they practice self-quarantine. During this downtime, everyone is dealing with ways to fill up all the extra spare time.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Darius Bazley are posting dance moves on Tik Tok, SGA also posted a fashion show noting some of his drip for fans perusal.

Over the past few days, the Thunderous Intentions writing team offered up great books to read, must-watch or binge-worthy TV shows and series as well as video games the players could dive into.

Closing out the series of recommendations to help the Thunder players pass the time the team recommends hobbies for specific players to undertake.

With that, I give you question six from the series…

Q6: What new hobby should a player(s) pick up while at home?

Dustin McGowen:

Steven Adams should channel his inner Ron Swanson and take up woodworking. He could make many useful items with his colossal mitts, like a collection of yo-yos or a wooden bust of himself. He could also teach former ‘stache bro Enes Kanter the craft (via Skype, of course) and they could have competitions to see who could fashion the craftiest creation.

Rylan Stiles:

Well, with not much to do, why not start a podcast? I mean, everyone has a podcast it is 2020. Follow in the footsteps of Richard Jefferson and J.J. Reddick and let’s get some unfiltered stories from OKC Thunder players. Darius Bazley, again, would probably be the most entertaining. Just on the outside is Steven Adams who I think has no idea what a podcast even is.

Shontelle Matano:

Steven Adams was training his Belgian Malinois dog during the All-Star break and even taught her to do rock-climbing. So I think he may continue this and pick up dog training under quarantine.

He was so casual when talking about it during media interviews which make me think that by the end of the break his dog will have superpowers.

Matthew Hallett:

I can imagine Chris Paul taking up gardening so that he is able to be self-sufficient with his plant-based diet. Mike Muscala is sitting at home writing and composing music. He is then sending it to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to choreograph dance moves such is his grace on the court

Tamberlyn Richardson:

Serge Ibaka has a cooking show on Youtube “How Hungry Are You?” The funniest part of his show is the fact he seems to only use salt and pepper as seasoning. He served snake to Kevin Durant, worms to DeMar DeRozan, fish eyes to Pascal Siakam and unmentionables to Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard.

The series began last season growing into more of a talk show this season with the dish being served at the end. Click on the links below to view some of the episodes:

  • Raptors 2017-18 bench brigade: calf brains (link)
  • DeMar DeRozan: worms (link)
  • Kyle Lowry: calf balls (link)
  • Kawhi Leonard: beef unmentionable body part (link)
  • Kevin Durant: snake (link)
  • Pau and Marc Gasol: cow heart (link)
  • Pascal Siakam: fish eyes (link)
  • Tiffany Haddish: worm salad (link)
  • Karrueche Tran and Victor Cruz: alligator claws (link)
  • Action Bronson – bullfrog (link)

In this vein, and based on how he revitalized his career with a plant-based diet Chris Paul should try something similar. CP3 could create recipes that could be turned into a cooking show and/or cookbook to market to athletes and fans alike. And, unlike Serge’s show players would be far more open to trying his food.

Next: 30 x 30 round table: Video game time

Question seven on Sunday starts the segment of awards with several OKC Thunder players in the mix.

Please share your answers to the questions in the comments section. Wishing everyone a safe and healthy day.

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