What was your welcome-to-the-NBA moment?
Getting clothes from my teammates. When I first came to the NBA [after playing in Italy], I didn't know you have to dress properly. I was a teammate of Steve Francis in Houston. He bought me a whole wardrobe.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
I fell down getting crossed over by [Orlando's] Grant Hill my first year [2002--03].
Your favorite off-day activity?
Watching TV—especially the HBO series Deadwood, The Sopranos and Rome.
What's one thing about being in the NBA that people don't think about?
That it's 24/7. You live it all the time. Whether it's getting rest, taking care of your body, getting taped up, watching film, getting ready for games or practices.
If I weren't playing basketball, I'd be ...
a reporter, digging for the truth, investigating—whether connected with history or politics or whatever.
Nachbar, 26, scored a season-high 29 points and had seven rebounds against the Rockets.
The 6'9" 221-pounder and the Nets host the Clippers, against whom Nachbar scored 17 points and pulled down seven rebounds on Jan. 25.
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ERIK S. LESSER/EPA (NACHBAR HEAD SHOT)