"I read about all these other media people that can't say anything because they don't offend the league or they don't want to upset partnerships or they don't want to impact the economic flow of their company and the league. I see it as freeing."
Director Gotham Chopra spoke to AA about why he featured pundits like ESPN's Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman in the final episode of Stephen vs The Game, and how Stephen Curry reacts to being under a punditry microscope.
"Say if you and I were sitting around drinking too much one night and sitting there talking about mini-golf,and said 'And what if we built, like, a 30-foot volcano that you have to putt up the side of?'"
"As soon as I got back in front of the camera or behind the mic, my confidence in myself and my ability to listen and perform...people came up to me and messaged me like 'Wow, you just seem way more in control of who you are and you seem more confident.' It's honestly all because of the improv and stand-up."
"I'll ask you one more about your line, they got back together. You had said the chances over there were just starting to bear in these last few games. What kind of zone are you three in?" "We're good."
During the NFL season, Hawkins flies L.A. to New York every Saturday night, then drives to Bristol, returns to New York, returns to Bristol and flies back to L.A. to juggle his various jobs. He said that grind's important for someone trying to break in.
"It's this web of Florida fuckery with all these crazy characters, like out of a Carl Hiaasen novel or Elmore Leonard or like a Coen brothers botched heist movie, you know? And all of these baseball people, like Ryan Braun, and Manny [Ramirez], and Alex, they all just kind of get caught up in this Florida fuckery."