曾經想到快艇與Leonard聯手?來聽聽Westbrook如何完美回應尖銳問題

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有的時候我們經常看到媒體問出無比尖銳的問題,有的球員據實以告,但多數球員選擇含糊帶過,其實這是一種關於“對等”的邏輯關係,什麼意思呢?我們就以Russell Westbrook做為例子,來讓大家明白為什麼球員沒有義務要把所有內容昭告天下。

在加盟湖人之前,曾經有媒體報導Westbrook想回到洛杉磯,其實是對於和Kawhi Leonard在快艇合作有興趣。有鑑於先前後者曾經傳出招募Paul George一起組隊成功,有不少人相信有這回事,不過當時面對相關詢問時,Westbrook直接否認並告訴巫師總經理:這是見鬼了嗎?


也許是湖人的戰績以及個人遲遲無法融入團隊讓媒體見縫插針,沒想到有人還記得這件往事。上周在一次湖人團隊練習後,又有媒體問及Westbrook是否曾經想和Leonard一起打球,這次威少用一問一答的方式幫記者上了一課。

引用記者:有報導稱你可能曾對於和Kawhi合作有興趣,我只是好奇你如何回顧當時情況,以及你如何看待這個傳聞,你們2個之間有什麼關係嗎?

“報告?誰的報告?”

記者:今年夏天有幾篇不同的報導都說你可能與Kawhi進行過交流,這可能被用來促進PG加盟快艇。

“我知道這事,但你沒有告訴我傳聞來自哪裡。”

記者:據我所知有一份來自ESPN的報導,它一直在那裡。

“我知道。是從誰那發佈的?”

記者:我手上沒有......

“啊,那我也沒有辦法回答你。你不能告訴我你從誰那裡得到它,那我就真的不知道。”

記者:那不是真的嗎?

“我問你從誰那裡得到的,你不能給我答案,對吧?所以你必須問其他問題。”

記者:是真的嗎?

“你從哪裡得到的問題?誰是你的消息來源?”

記者:我是看到相關的NBA文章中得知的。

“好吧,他們從誰那裡得到消息的?你知道嗎?”

記者:他們從交談的人口中得到消息。

“那是誰?”

記者:據我所知是你!是你嗎?

“(笑)不,我不和媒體說話,不可能是我。”

記者:你有興趣和Kawhi一起打球嗎?

“伙計,聽著,我從給任何人打電話。我坐下來等待,弄清楚是否有人想和我一起打球,然後很酷的是這種對話可以發生,但是關於那些私人談話,我自己會保密,所以我沒有答案。”


從以上對話我們可以看到媒體鍥而不捨的精神,而在聯盟打滾多年的Westbrook則展現四兩撥千金的功力,這讓提問者不得不暫時轉移話題。過沒多久,Westbrook決定反客為主,讓對方知道為什麼他不輕易告知真相是什麼。

引用Westbrook:“你根據別人寫的文章來問我一個故事,但你不知道他們從哪裡得到它,或者你不知道它究竟是否真實。”

“我在為我說話,我不知道其他人在做什麼。我與任何媒體都沒有關係,他們會來找我並說著“Russell,我有你的消息來源。” 但那不是我會做的,現在你們知道了。”

記者:但就像我說的,我認為就是有人在你周遭聊天聽到的,這就是發生的事情。

“我不允許任何人為我發聲。如果你沒有聽到我親口所說的,請不要相信“消息人士說的”。消息來源只會給你帶來麻煩。”

記者:你不認為當報導已經出來了,我們來問你不是很公平?
“你可以問。不過,這關於你問的方式,你從哪裡得到消息,這是很重要的。你怎麼問是不同的,它非常直接......(不要)在問題中放一堆廢話。這有很大區別,你很直接的問我,'嘿,你知道duh duh duh嗎?很簡單,我可以告訴你‘沒有’,或者我可以自己保密。”

記者:公平來說,您並沒有真正回答問題。

“我沒有,對方也沒有回答我的。所以,如果你不知道問題是從哪裡得到的,那麼我想我也什麼都不知道。”

記者:當我們與經紀人打聽時,通常就是發生這種事情的地方。

“重要的是你知道你的信息來源來自哪裡。我知道有很多不同來源。”

記者:我會說,如果有更多這樣接的對話會更好。

“我同意,但問題在於它通常不是這樣運作的。有一次,某個人報導了一些事,但是誰報導的?Ramona報導了一個關於 Kawhi和我的故事,但我從來沒有和Ramona說過話。對吧?就像我可以和Kawhi說話,我可以和PG說話,我可以和任何人說話,但他們也可以說'好吧,我也從來沒有和他聊過任何事。''

“這就是我的觀點。所以這就是為什麼如果你不知道這是真實的事實,你就不能來找人問。”

記者:但是如果有記者來找你問說“我聽說了”,你會怎麼說?

“我會問你從誰那裡聽來的。”

記者:那如果我告訴你呢?

“那麼我會說我不認識那個人,我告訴你真相。”

記者:如果是Kawhi告訴他的怎麼辦?

“我會對此表示懷疑(笑)。像我說的,我和Kawhi比其他人更冷酷,這就是我要說的。”


又一次我們看到媒體的“敬業態度”,固然有點像煩死人的蒼蠅,但他們也是為了自己的工作才如此黏人。而Westbrook這邊則展現了高EQ,他沒有完全不理會你的問題,而是表明如果你要知道真相就需要從我口中親耳聽到來回應,雙方展現了不同工作立場所需要做的。

至於Westbrook到底有沒有曾想加入快艇,或者他與Leonard有過什麼對話?或許若干年後等到他們都退休了,我們就能聽到某個版本的回憶故事了。


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引用來源
引用On the PG front, before he ended up with the Clippers, there was some reporting that you had some interest maybe in joining up with Kawhi, and I’m just curious how as you look back at that situation, and how you think that story has kind of played out for the two of you since that moment?

“Reports? Reports from who?”

I think there were a couple of different reports over this summer that you had maybe had some conversations with Kawhi, and that was used to maybe facilitate PG coming to the Clippers.

“I know. You didn’t tell me where they were from.”

Like what outlets?

“Yeah, I want to know who you got it from.”

I think there was an ESPN report, there was an Athletic report, it’s been out there.

“I know. From who though?”

I don’t have the...

“Ahhh, then I don’t have an answer for you, neither. You can’t tell me who you got it from, then I don’t really know.”

So is that not true?

“I asked you who you got it from, you can’t give me an answer, right? So you’ve got to find a different question.”

That was a different question!

“Well, sorry for you.”

Was it true?

“Where did you get your question from? Who is your source?”

I got it from reading about the NBA.

“OK, and who did they get it from? Do you know?”

They got it from the people they talked to.

“And who was that?”

For all I know it was you! Was it you?

“(Laughs) Nah, I don’t talk to the media, it can’t be me.”

Were you interested in coming to play with Kawhi here?

“Man, listen, I never sit back and call anybody. I sit back and wait, and figure out if somebody wants to play with me, and then cool, that conversation can happen. But those private conversations that are had, I keep that to myself, so I have no answer as it pertains to that.”

引用來源2
引用“You asked me a story based off a story that someone else had written, but you don’t know where they got it from, or you don’t know if it’s true.”

I would say that the erosion of relationships directly between athletes and reporters has made this awkward.

“I’m talking about for me, I don’t know what nobody else do. I have no relations with no media outlet where they come to me and go ‘here, Russ, I got a source for you.’ That’s not what I do, and now you guys know that.”

Like I said, I think that’s where, like people speak for you or speak around you and that’s what happens.

“I don’t let nobody speak for me. If you don’t hear it from me, don’t go with ‘the source said.’ Sources will get you in trouble.”

Don’t you think it’s fair that now that reports are out there, that we come to you and ask?

“You can ask. It’s how you ask it, though. It’s how you ask the question. Where you get it from. That’s very important. How you ask it, it’s different, it’s very direct... (Don’t) put a bunch of bullshit in the question. There’s just a difference. You ask me very direct, ‘hey, do you know duh duh duh?’ Simple, I can tell you ‘nah,’ or I can keep it to myself.”

To be fair, you didn’t really answer (the original question).

“I didn’t, and he didn’t answer mine, either. So, if he don’t know where he got his question from, then I guess I don’t know anything either.”

It’s just like, as we deal with agents and stuff like that, that’s where this shit happens.

“It’s just important that you know where your sources of information are coming from. I understand that there are a lot of sources.”

I would say that if there were more conversations like this, (it would be better).

“I agree, but the problem is that’s not how it works. One time, this person reports something, like who reported it? Ramona reported a story about Kawhi (and I). I never talked to Ramona. Right? Like, I can talk to Kawhi, and I can talk to PG, I can talk to anybody, and they can say ‘well I never talked to her neither.’’

Well, it’s like telephone...

“That’s my point. So that’s why you can’t come to somebody if you do not know it’s actual facts.”

But if somebody came to you though, a reporter came to you and said like ‘I have heard this,’ what would you say?

“I would ask you from who.”

And then what if I told you?

“Well then I’m going to say ‘I don’t know that person.’ I’m gonna tell you the truth.”

What if Kawhi told her?

“I doubt it (laughs). Like I’m saying, me and Kawhi are cooler than somebody else, so that’s what I’m saying.”

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