The numbers are staggering. More than 150 members of the media from 27 international countries are covering The Finals. NBA Entertainment will shoot more than 75 miles of film, video and high definition tape. Photographers will shoot more than 150 rolls of film per game and there will be countless digital images.

Despite all the shutterbugs and scribes some matters might go uncovered about the players in The Finals. That would be the case if it were not for NBA.com seeking out the players to reveal some funny and interesting things about themselves and teammates.

We will feature players from the Spurs and the Pistons throughout the Finals.



Brent Barry
Barry
  • His mood will determine what movies he likes but Caddyshack is one of his favorites

  • Just started playing the guitar this past Christmas and still feeling his way around the instrument

  • During the offseason loves to hit the beach to surf or play some golf
  • Elden Campbell
    Campbell
  • Loves the televison series The 4400 on USA and is a sci-fi fan

  • Finds the singing of teammate Lindsey Hunter horrible and the rapping of another teammate Richard Hamilton just as bad.

  • His wife's crepes are a favorite dish of his



  • Nazr Mohammed
    Mohammed
  • Thinks Manu Ginobli is the team comedian and likes Brent Barry's guitar playing

  • Watches the television shows Without a Trace and CSI but can't wait for the Dave Chappelle show to come back

  • Eats any kind of hot sandwich and could eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Lindsey Hunter
    Hunter
  • Listens to old Run-DMC and R. Kelly before games

  • Definitely a pancake guy for breakfast

  • Despite teammates who think he can not sing, believes he is a great singer



  • Devin Brown
    Brown
  • Plays video games but not any basketball ones. Favorite is MVP Baseball

  • Plays golf 4-5 times a week and is -13 handicap. He also is watching the U.S. Open this weekend

  • Loves to eat catfish with crawfish on top
  • Carlos Arroyo
    Arroyo
  • Favorite television show is King of Queens and best movie he's seen lately is Crash.

  • Loves Reggaeton music, a mix of Puerto Rican, Hip Hop and Reggae music

  • Favorite food to eat is his wife's cooking



  • Glenn Robinson
    Robinson
  • A fan of the gangster movie genre and says it's a tie for his all-time favorite movie between Scarface and Juice

  • Listens to Tupac and enjoys different rap artists from the East Coast, West Coast and the South but as a Midwest guy likes Common for his positivity and Twista

  • For breakfast loves egg whites, bacon and wheat toast
  • Darko Milicic
    Milicic
  • Loves to watch Serbian movies but among American films likes Gladiator

  • Never eats breakfast but eats plenty of pasta including lasagna

  • Favorite city to visit is Chicago because of its large Serbian population and enjoys eating at the local neighborhood restaurants



  • Manu Ginobili
    Ginobili
  • He is the only player in basketball history to win the European Cup, an Olympic gold medal, and an NBA Championship ring

  • Both his brothers played professional basketball in Argentina

  • Drafted with the second to last pick of the 1999 NBA Draft
  • Tayshaun Prince
    Prince
  • Learning how to play PSP from Elden Campbell

  • Holds a degree in Sociology from the University of Kentucky

  • Favorite spots to chill out are Miami and Las Vegas



  • Tim Duncan
    Duncan
  • Wears his practice shorts backwards, something he started in college at Wake Forest

  • He was a top swimmer until his local pool was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo

  • Has a large collection of knives, including a three-foot Samurai sword
  • Ben Wallace
    B. Wallace
  • He's the second youngest of 11 children

  • Collects and builds remote control cars as a hobby

  • The first undrafted player ever to start as an All-Star when he started for the East in 2003



  • Tony Parker
    Parker
  • Favorite movie is Face/Off with John Travolta and Nicolas Cage

  • His favorite musical artists are Jay Z and Ruff Ryders

  • Donates a block of 20 tickets for each home game to underprivileged youth
  • Rasheed Wallace
    R. Wallace
  • Names Barkley, Ewing and Andre Agassi as the athletes he most admires

  • Favorite football team is the K.C. Chiefs

  • Runs a foundation called RAW that holds annual coat and food drives in Philly and Portland