Over the next few weeks leading up to tip-off of the regular season, Ill be sitting down with various Hornets players for interviews that will appear in Hornets.com's Audio section. First up: reserve forward Ryan Bowen.
Among the interesting things he had to say in this 13:03 chat, Bowen talks about how he encountered a few fans last season in New Orleans who told him that the Iowa product was their favorite Hornets player, a surprise to Bowen.
I think more people recognized me in New Orleans than any place Ive played, said Bowen, entering his ninth NBA season. I went to a lot of places around town, and people honestly said to me, Hey, youre our favorite Hornets player, and I was like, Come on. Bowen related. They were like, No, really!
I appreciate knowing that Im appreciated, Bowen continued. (Fans) know that I have a certain niche and thats what has gotten me in the league for nine years.