Q&A: Carlos Arroyo on being unique
With the firepower the Heat possess in the Big Three, someone needs to get the stars the ball. Carlos Arroyo, an eight-year pro who is in his second season with the Heat, is one of those players, having started at point guard for part of his Heat tenure. Arroyo is a local product from Florida International.
Page 2 had the chance to talk with Arroyo about his likes and dislikes:
What song are you playing on your iPod right now?
Omega [El Fuerte, a Dominican merengue singer]; I play a little bit of everything. I like a little bit of everything.
What's the last concert you attended?
A group named Camila from Mexico. They had a concert in Puerto Rico this summer ... it was good, they were amazing.
What was the first car you owned?
Escalade, as soon as I got in the league, 2001 maybe ... it was the perfect car.
What's your most prized possession?
My daughters, one [was born in November], and the other is 5 years old, Gabriella and Daniela.
What movie can't you see enough?
Probably "Wedding Crashers," "Meet the Parents," I'm a comedy guy. I like the whole vibe of it, it's funny. It's what we all go through with our families.
What person's cell phone number would you most like to have?
I think I've got pretty much everybody I need.
If you had one week to escape to anywhere, where would you go?
Probably Bora Bora. Never been, but I'm dying to go. [I've heard] it's beautiful, a place of peace.
Who did you want to be like growing up?
I wanted to be unique, I wanted to be one of the only ones from my country to make it to the NBA. I wanted to make a name for myself.
Mario Sarmento is a freelance writer for Sports Media Exchange, a national freelance writing network.
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