You watch the games, you see the scores, but how do you really know what's going on in NBA Playoffs 2005? NBA.com has infiltrated the action with the ultimate insiders -- the players themselves. We're giving you an exclusive look at the postseason with a roster of player mailboxes.
Detroit's Lindsey Hunter won a championship ring last season with the Pistons. Send Lindsey a question via e-mail and we'll post his answers to the best questions at least once for each round of the Playoffs the Pistons reach.
CONFERENCE FINALS MAILBOX
Q: You are my boyfriend's favorite player and I was just wondering if you could say hello. His name is Mike D from Lansing. Also, when you are not playing basketball what are you doing? What are your favorite activities?
-- Angela Rivera
Hunter: Hi, Mike. Fishing is one of my favorites and of course fixing up old cars.
Q: All I have to say is that you are THE MAN! Which of your titles meant the most to you? The one with L.A. or the title from last year?
-- Jason Stephens
Hunter: Of course the one from last year is my favorite.
Q: You are my favorite player as I like your defensive play. What has Larry Brown taught you about staying with your assignment? You always seem to be able to anticipate where to go next.
-- Kerry Petty
Hunter: Coach is always animated about us staying focused on what we have to do. It is pretty easy for me to always know my assignment and always stay focused on it.
Q: Without giving away any secrets, do you guys have any kind of pre-game ritual to get fired up for a game? If not, is there anything that you do individually?
-- Tilly Billham
Hunter: We don't have any as team. I do eat pasta on every game day.
Q: I have enjoyed watching you play for a long time. You are a great defender. How hard is it for you to lock up these young, quick players? Who is your favorite NBA player of all time?
-- Mike Buescher
Hunter: I just stay in shape. God blessed me with speed and quickness and I hope it doesn't go away any time soon. My favorite player of all time is Michael Jordan.
Q: What is it like playing with Ben Wallace? Does he jump as high as it looks on tv?
-- Justin Shlemon
Hunter: He jumps even higher. It is always great playing with Ben.
Q: What do you believe is the difference between Lindsey Hunter, the Pistons
starting guard the first go round, and Lindsey Hunter right now?
-- Lorena Phillips
Hunter: Maturity. Being in the league as long as I have, I have learned a lot. Things come easier to me now than they did then.