VIDEO Interview: Lakers Guard Xavier Henry

Serena Winters: First of all, how does it feel to be in this building on media day looking around at all the banners your first time here?

Xavier Henry: It’s fun, its definitely different than the media days I’ve been a part of before and with the group of guys we have, we have a lot of fun guys, so it’s definitely a good experience.

SW: How long have you actually been practicing in this facility since you were signed?

XH: Since the beginning of this month, I’ve been in here pretty much everyday. We’ve all been in here working hard and getting ready for the season.

SW: What parts of your game have you been working on?

XH: I’ve been working a lot on my shooting and just the overall game. I’m pretty easy on defense and I know a lot about getting to the rim so I’ve been concentrating on my shooting, and just the overall game as much.

SW: What do you feel you can bring to this team that isn’t there already?

XH: I think they have pretty much everything already, but for me to contribute. I’m a guy that gets to the rim. We got a lot of scorers. I like to score as well but we all do it in different way — that’s something about this team, we all score in different ways so I get to the rim, I play defense, and just overall I play hard. I have a pretty good motor on me.

SW: Ready for some this or that questions? Kobe… which nickname do you like better? Do you like Vino or do you like Black Mamba?

XH: I like both, but I’ll say Vino.

SW: What about Steve Nash? Do you like Nashty or Great Gatsby?

XH: Great Gatsby

SW: Kanye West of Jay Z?

XH: Jay Z

SW: Cupcakes or ice cream?

XH: That’s a tough one. I like both, but I’ll say ice cream

SW: If you had to choose purple or gold which one would you choose?

XH: Gold

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