We are just one day away from the 2013 NBA draft and mock drafts are getting shaken up left and right. We’ve seen Nerlens Noel, Ben McLemore, Anthony Bennett and Alex Len all mentioned as potential number one picks and I don’t know for sure if anyone really knows which direction the Cavs are going to go. Bernie the Wolf Wolfson from Sensible Draft Discourse jumped aboard Flight 750 Wednesday to preview the draft, but the real entertainment came in the non-draft conversation, just as it usually does.Bernie insists that the reason he has been so successful pegging draft picks over the years is the special blend of character and analytics testing that only he can do.
“A lot of people look at ‘Oh, what’s his wing span? How high can he jump? Does he shoot free throws well? Can he pass? Can he run fast?' – Oh ok wow; there are only 100 billion people who are doing that. I can do that with the best of them. It’s a strength of mine already. But this is basically like my own personal Bernie-lytics, which is a combination of analytics and me. What I do, I’m also able to take the intangibles and find out if they’re going to be good people. I think you need to know about a person’s character. And because I’m a master of reading people, I’m able to tell if you’re #TeamFriendship or #TeamDevil.”
Bernie also talked about his momma’s battle with diabetes. Apparently she has been using a rather unorthodox method for managing her diabetes.
"Momma just, and this is not medically approved – so I don’t want any kids who are listening to this to think it’s ok – But basically my momma keeps a dice next to her and she’ll roll the dice. If it’s a one – three, she has extra sugar. And if it’s four – six, she’ll eat something with like heavy fat in it or even a lot of salt."
And finally Bernie discussed whether or not he ever considered what it would be like if he didn’t have to take care of his momma. And whether he’s ever thought about, you know…giving her just a little too much sugar.
Let’s just say that I’m becoming more of a Libertarian as I get older and whatever my momma wants to do is fine by me. If she wants to guzzle orange juice, who am I to tell her she shouldn’t do it. If she wants to just keep eating Skittles and Now and Later’s, then maybe she should.
Take a listen to the hilarious interview and be sure to keep an eye on the draft come Thursday night. And if you’d like some friendly draft interaction, you can always follow him at @BernieTheWolf.