Bowen surprised to hear he’s some fans’ fave Hornet

Monday, September 29, 2008
By: Jim Eichenhofer,

Over the next few weeks leading up to tip-off of the regular season, I’ll be sitting down with various Hornets players for interviews that will appear in'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 I’ve played,” said Bowen, entering his ninth NBA season. “I went to a lot of places around town, and people honestly said to me, ‘Hey, you’re our favorite Hornets player,’ and I was like, ‘Come on.’ ” Bowen related. “They were like, ‘No, really!’
“I appreciate knowing that I’m appreciated,” Bowen continued. “(Fans) know that I have a certain niche and that’s what has gotten me in the league for nine years.”