whatís up man?
Roy: Whatís up Chris. Should I be worried
about you Chung, you were interviewing a Phantom before me.
one word that describes you.
Where did you grow up?
Roy: The first eight years of my life in
India with mostly my grandparents. From age eight to thirty
two in Brooklyn, NY.(time flies, getting younger by
the day) I just moved to Long Island less than a year ago.
Itís eerie how quiet itís out here.
is the capital of Kazakhstan?
Roy: No clueÖÖ..wait let me google it.
Astana, I wouldnít have done this interview if I knew I had
Chung Lao: What do
you think of IndaPhatFarm.com?
Roy: I like all the b-ball tournament stuff
on it, the pictures, video clips and the clueless morons who
predict whoís gonna win it all and who the best players
are. You gotta explain Chung Lao and the Phantom to me one
you for/against the Iraq war, and why?
Roy: I was definitely for the Iraq war
because 9/11 was an act of war against the U.S and somebody
had to pay for 9/11. It wasnít going to be just Osama and
the primitive Taliban but anyone that thought like them to
bring harm to the U.S. We were living under the threat of
Saddam doing something like 9/11 and we had to remove that
threat. The whole world thought he had WMDís even countries
that didnít like America. Looking back on it he didnít have
WMDís but you canít live in fear and wait for possibly
Pres Bush gave Saddam plenty of chances to
cooperate with the weapons inspectors but he didnít.
I know conspiracy theorists say Bush knew about
9/11 before it happened and he wanted to get Saddam for
trying to kill Bush Sr. and he went to war for the oil and
so many more ands I could add. But you canít prove any of
that stuff. America like the rest of the countries will
look out for their own best interests but I canít believe
Bush would sacrifice all those dead in the towers and all
the dead soldiers to get oil or whatever other reasons they
give. I do think however we should start pulling our troops
out of Iraq soon and let the Iraqis take care of themselves.
Iím gonna stop right there cause I donít wanna
write two pages and drag this on.
What do you think of George W? How will his presidency be
Roy: I think George W is a good president.
Heís a born again Christian and I like all the values he
stands for. Of course heís gonna be remembered for going to
war with Iraq and Afghanistan and all the events surrounding
9/11. Heís also gonna be remembered for the supreme court
judges he elected and his leadership during 9/11, also his
close victory against Gore and so on.
the first thing you notice about a person?
Roy: Notice if they have big earsÖ.lol.
Pizza with anchovies.
Read, Chess, watch sports and news, b-ball.
Mcdonaldís, just kidding. I used to eat fast food all the
time before I got married. I went to get a checkup before
the wedding and the doc told me I had high cholesterol. So
now I eat what my personal chef (my wife) gives me. ďIím
I have a bad memory when it comes to those things, but one
of my favorite restaurants is called the Grocery in
to visit, re-visit:
Countries I want to visit are Egypt and Greece. I wanna
When I was younger I used to wear a lot of cologne but these
days, donít really care. My wife buys me cologne (last one
was Armani Black Code) and sometimes I put it on. I guess
Iím not realIy a cologne guy anymoreÖjust a deodorant guy.
Iím a manly man, you know how it is Chris.
Jello Pudding Pop Flavor:
All NY teams but mainly the Knicks, Giants, Yankees
Bible Passage: psalms 23:4
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of
death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with meÖ
Letís hear about those world famous skills in the kitchen.
Roy: You donít wanna know about my skills
in the kitchen, but I just bought a Weber. Come over, Iíll
burn something on the grill for u.
glass half full or half empty?
Roy: Definitely half full
As a NYer, you have an important choice to make. Guliani or
Hillary in 2008, and why?
Roy: Why is Hillary in NY in the first
Guliani did a great job during 9/11 and became a
hero but before that not a lot of people in NY liked him. I
must admit though he did a great job cleaning up NY.
Who are the other choices, donít like neither one
of them, especially Hillary.
Chung Lao: It's come to my attention that you are
an undercover Road Rager. Please explain, and if you
need any help, I'm here for you man.
Roy: In my younger days
(like Iím real old now) I used to drive crazy or so they
say. People that knew me then could probably tell you
stories. (like Bro. Anbu, my fam and so on) I guess I was a
real road rager then but not the typical one, if someone cut
me off or did something like that, I didnít yell or scream
too much, I just got even.
These days Iím very controlled and
try not to pay too much at the pump. When I need to I still
put the pedal to the metalÖlol. But when my wifeís in the
car I canít go faster than a fly or she might tell me,
"stop driving", like that or Iím getting sick or
Moral of the storyÖ.know who you
marry before you say I doÖlol.
Speaking of NY, would you recommend moving to Brooklyn?
Roy: If youíre faint of heart, I wouldnít
recommend moving to BrooklynÖjust kidding. I love
Brooklyn. Brooklynís beautiful, like everywhere thereís the
good parts and bad parts. Very pricey though.
Lots of history, lots of culture, lots of guns
but I love it.
While you play on Brooklyn's Finest, you choose to live and
pay taxes on Long Island. Please explain this.
Roy: I just bought a place
and moved to Long Island less than a year ago, me and wifey.
Taxes are through the roof out here but itís a nice change
from Bklyn. Quiet and peaceful and you can see the stars at
But Iíll always consider myself a
Alright now Brooklyn went 1-4 at the 2006 BSC. Give us the
reasons for this sub-par record, and what kind of damage we
can expect in 2007.
Roy: For the first time Bklyn didnít make
the playoffs, we knew we were undermanned this year but we
still played hard, couldíve beat a couple more teams this
year even with this weaker squad.
Reason for our performance this year was four of
starters including myself didnít play, because of various
reasons. I had Achilles tendon surgery and Iím praying I
get back to 100% by next year cause like they say I love
So hereís whatís gonna happen next year Chris,
weíre gonna get our whole team back along with our two new
additions and Bklynís going all the way. Donít waste your
time Chris, just engrave Brooklyn in next yearís trophyÖ.go
still believe Philly got robbed in their playoff thriller
Roy: Philly definitely got robbed. DC and
Philly both played hard and both deserved to win. Best game
of the tournament. The players should decide the outcome of
the game not the referees. There were so many crazy calls;
we were scratching our heads watching the game. They
shouldíve let them play another 5 minutes and let the
players decide the game instead of calling those
How often do you wear your Philly Ballazz Jersey?
Roy: You knew I was gonna say they got
robbed didnít you?
Donít have a Ballaz jersey, Chris. Ballazz took
the loss real well, theyíre good sports. I was rooting for
them. A little controversy is good for the tourney though.
They got robbed, Chris, got me, ROBBED. Next year fellas.
Never mind, itís BROOKLYNís turn next year.
What is something you cannot stand in a person?
Roy: I think I get along with everyone but
I donít like pretentious people, phonies, frauds, fakes, you
get the drift. I like real people, genuinely good people.
Whoís your Super Bowl pick for this year?
Roy: Bears and Ravens look great so far,
canít predict right now, itís a little too soon. One thing
for sure though, it wonít be Brunell and the RedskinsÖ.
Itís been over a year since Hurricane Katrina. Where in
your opinion, does the blame fall for the mismanagement of
Roy: Clinton was supposed to fix those
levies long before this hurricane. It seems like they blame
Bush for even the weather. Thereís plenty of blame to go
around for the mismanagement of this catastrophe from the
governor of Louisiana, (I donít think she did a good job at
all) mayor of NO, FEMA and GWB. Canít predict acts of
nature, just gotta get through it and keep moving forward.
Easy for me to say when thousands of peoples lives will
forever be changed. Hopefully weíll be better prepared for
Itís come to my attention that you have no love for NY
sports teams. Letís hear the reasoning.
Roy: Are you serious? Whoíve you been
talking to Chris? I root for every NY team especially when
they play against teams in Maryland cause of my fam down
there. I even root for Hofstra and the Jaspers.
After the recent debacle at the World Basketball
Championship, Iíve lost respect for the NBA as an
organization. The founders of basketball, the U.S. only
made bronze. The NBA is supposed to be the highest level in
the world, in terms of professional basketball, and yet our
best players have consistently come up short. What are your
thoughts on this?
Roy: The rest of the basketball world was
bound to catch up to us eventually, just like baseball. But
we still have the best players in the world. They have to
get used to playing with each other and playing with the
international b-ball rules. International game is different
from the American game. U.S team needs some more role
players that can shoot and defend.
Itís just like Brooklyn we naturally have the
best players in the whole tournament, but we hardly ever
practice with each other, so in the tournament we donít
really know our roles like a team that practices together
routinely. Great analogy huhÖÖÖ..lol.
What is the most important thing in life?
Roy: Whoa, youíre asking some real serious
questions here man. Chris, easy with these questions.
Being the man God wants me to be and living in a
manner pleasing to him. To be there for my family and
friends and anyone who I could help in some way.
Had to give you a serious answer. OK thatís it,
no more loaded questions.
Anti-US resentment seems to be increasing as time passes.
Should the U.S. be concerned with this?
Roy: Sure the U.S should be concerned. I
donít really understand why they have this resentment
towards us. Maybe, they think the U.S is only concerned
about themselves and their own self-interests, but every
nation is like that.
When catastrophes and problems arise around the
world, we are usually first in line to help the
Do you believe that war with Iran is inevitable?
Roy: They want to wipe Israel from the face
of the earth and they hate the West. There may be a
possible war in the future, God knows.
Who is the greatest power forward of all time?
Roy: All time maybe Karl Malone. Garnett
may one day get there.
Will the Nets ever make the move to Brooklyn? Thoughts?
Roy: They have a long term contract with
the stadium theyíre presently in now. Whenever they move
thatíll be good for Brooklyn but itíll be real congested
especially near the proposed site of the stadium. But the
Knicks will probably still be my team.
Using nothing but Microsoft Paint, please draw us a
Roy: My sisterís the artist in the family.
Name someone you admire, and why.
Roy: Hereís another one of those questions
Never admired too many people in my life. As I
get older I can only think of one person and that is my
mother. Growing up in a single parent home nearly all my
life I saw my mother praying and working to make my sisterís
life and mine better. Itís really amazing to me how much
God has blessed her and watching her I know thereís nothing
impossible with God. If I can accomplish half the things
she has Iíll be a very happy man.
living in the End Times?
Roy: Yes, too many signs point to it.
Define the ideal church, even if its not realistic.
church is where people love God with all their hearts,
minds, soul and strength, and where they love their
neighbors as themselves.
Chung Lao: Ok, the
year is 2009. The venue, the BSC. Brooklyn has managed to
get into the championship game for the first time in its
history. Starting lineup, yourself, Abhilash, Jason
Burnett, Archie & Aaron. You are up by 2 pts over Philly
with 25 seconds left in the game.
Ball is Phillyís. Rocky inbounds to Binu. Binu runs up the
court, gives the ball to Blessan, who dishes it to Ricky,
nothing on the post up, dishes back out to Binu, who shoots
and HITS a 3 pointer.
Philly is now up by one with 7 seconds left, and they have 2
fouls to give before Brooklyn can go to the foul line.
Whatís the game plan?
Roy: First of all where are you getting
2009 and first in history mess from. I already told you
Chris next year Brooklynís taking it.
When we get to that point it wonít be a close
game. Brooklyn would be winning by at least fifteen points
if we have that starting line up you mentioned along with
our great bench. Easy, Ballaz, easy.
Game plan is, take it to the hole baby, take it
to the hole.
Shout out to the rest of the squad, Ben K, Ben H,
Karsten, Martin, Brad, Joe, Bro. Terry
Chung Lao: Lastly,
leave us with a parting thought.
Roy: Keep it real. Just do it. May
the force be with you.
Lao: Thanks Roy. Next up on
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