In a recent podcast appearance, guard Derrick White let loose and talked about the San Antonio Spurs heading to Orlando and his hotel preferences.
After three years in the team’s system, San Antonio Spurs fans still don’t know a whole lot about Derrick White. He’s a quiet guy who gets his work done and applies a team-first mentality to everything he does, but there’s more than meets the eye.
During a guest appearance on the SnapBack Sports Podcast, White talked about the pros of living in a hotel, his favorite video game, how he’ll pass the time in Orlando and how he feels about returning to play. This gives a candid look at what Derrick’s like off the court, chatting with pals about random topics including being snubbed from the NBA 2K21 cover.
As for the return to play, White’s ready to get going. In speaking with the podcast’s co-hosts, Abe Granoff and Jack Settleman, he remarked on the awkward nature of playing in an area without any fans in attendance. “It’s going to feel like a pickup game,” White said. “I don’t know if I’ve ever played without a crowd.”
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Despite the circumstances, White’s prepared to give it his all when the time comes to pack up and head to Orlando, FL to live in the NBA Bubble. It was announced that the Spurs will be staying at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort along with other teams on the playoff bubble and White’s ready for the experience both on and off the court. He’s confident in his ping pong talent and is prepared to play his favorite video game, FIFA 20.
As for the league’s hesitance to resume play, White stands somewhere in the middle, which he spoke on that midway through the segment.
“I see both sides of it. I understand why people wouldn’t want to go – the distraction, all that – but for me personally, I’m ready to go,” White said. “They say we’re playing, they say it’s safe, so I’m looking forward to going out there and competing with teammates; Try to have fun with it.”
Shortly after, the discussion turned to more pressing matters: The many glamorous perks of living in a hotel for an extended period of time. In order, his favorite parts of living in a hotel are the fluffy, abundant hotel pillows, room service and having a nice view of the city he’s staying in.
This is only a small segment of the topics discussed, so if you want more insight into who Derrick is and what he’s like away from the game, check out the episode via the link below: