Fri, Feb 6th 2009, 10:15
Q: Hey J.J. you seem like a big music guy, are you planning to go see “NOTORIOUS”?!? Speaking of music what would be your stage name if you were an artist? :)
JJ: Very good question. I won’t see “Notorious” in the theaters – although I’ve heard good things about it. I’ll wait for it to come out on DVD. I’ve thought a lot about my stage name over the years (I wanted to be an artist for a couple years) and came up with “John Clay”. It’s simple and doesn’t try to hard to be hip.
Q: Sort of a random question here, but what the heck. What kind of hair product do you use to keep your hair in place all game?
JJ: Very funny question. And it’s a question that people ask me all the time. The truth is I use very little product but instead rely on a simple, yet effective procedure. I take a little bit of stick wax and rub it on my palms and fingers. I run my hands thru my a few times then take a towel (this is the key) and rub the towel over my hair for two or three seconds. The towel leaves my hair in a messy “fro” but it gives me something to work with. Then I style my hair accordingly. All in all the process takes 30 seconds to a minute.
Q: Do you own your Dream Car JJ? If not, what is it?
JJ: I actually do not own my dream car. I have had three cars since I’ve been in the NBA- a BMW 750Li (which was totaled), a Cadillac Escalade, and my current ride- a Range Rover Supercharged Westminister Edition. I have always “dreamed” of having a Range Rover but it is not my dream car. My dream ride would be an Aston Martin DB9 or a Ferrari F430.
Aly | on 9/3/09
Hey JJ! I love Ferraris too. My cousin has an F40 and an Enzo. He lives in Denver. So if you are ever out that way and want to play in some fast cars, send me an email and I will hook you up. (Though I am a little nervous since you have already totaled a car…haha!)
Keith Lo | on 5/3/09
JJ you gotta ask 4 a trade u r 2 good 2 be on the second team 4 the magic! the magic have 2 many shooters and van gundy cant give time 2 all of them!!
Lori Dell | on 4/3/09
I have written two other times requesting an autographed picture for my son, Tyler Dell (12 years old) who made the JrNBA All Star Team (1 of 5 boys in the nation) You have been and are his favorite player as he tells everyone and answered on his inerview for his JrNBA Award. Last request to make his day——
Please mail to:
219 Airport Road
Waverly, TN 37185
Thanks and hope you come through—-he’s a great kid!
Jessica Gomez | on 28/2/09
Hi, I’ve been a big fan of JJ since he was in Duke…like most. Although it was a bit harder for me to follow since I live in mexico and we didn’t get as much college hoops as we do now. But I just wanna say that I think that U’r an amazing player! I follow the magic as much as i can. And I really hope I get the chance soon to go and see U play live. I think it’d be the best sport experience!!!
Pat | on 21/2/09
Who is the most famous person you have seen at a game you are playing in, and do the players talk to the famous people like spike lee during the games?
Geoffrey May | on 21/2/09
So I am probbly your number 1 fan besides your family of course but I saw you play agaisnt the Bobcats last night and I it ticked me off so bad that Orlando didnt play you alot. So my question is doesnt that tick you off?
Noah Hopkins | on 20/2/09
Hey JJ, I am your biggest fan, I am nine yrs old and love DUKE! I have BBasketball with you in it and try to perfect my shot like yours. I would love to have your autograph. If you can please send it to me..
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J'aime | on 18/2/09
jj – so COOL your hair stays perfect when you totaled you ESCALAD!! too bad, i would have like to see you rollin on 20z in that thang.. i could be yor ESCALADEY! saw you DRAIN 5 on the NJ Nutz the other night. VERY NICE!!!
keep stayin cute and droppin js on them NBAS. looove you!!!??!!
Andrea | on 11/2/09
OMG! I love Range Rovers! I’m curious though what color is it? :D
Connor Beil | on 10/2/09
JJ, I think Duke can pull off a win against Carolina Wednesday. But, if you were still in the line up I would say it would be a no brainer. All Duke has to do is shut down Hansborgh and start lighting it up from the field. Than, they have this game in the bag. Hopefully they can just kill Carolina so I can rub it in all the Carolina fans faces. Oh and get this, one year the kids at my school are Maryland fans, next thing you know they are Carolina fans. Crazy or What!
rene romo | on 9/2/09
Have you seen “Slumdog Millionaire” yet? If so, do you agree it’s amazing and deserves to win the “Oscar” for best picture? Please tell me you’re not pulling for the lame “Curious Case of Benjamin Button?”
diana | on 9/2/09
hello, i heard NOTORIOUS is a good movie i might go see it with my besties over the weekend:) haha interesting stage name “john clay” haha. im just wondering how you totaled your BMW ugh that must of suck i just hope you didnt getv hurt i suck at driving lol. well gooood luck in the game this weeek gorgeous im sure you will get to play since nelson is out!!!
PEACE IT EASY HOMMMIEEE:)
Pat | on 8/2/09
Your bud Adam Morrison got traded from the Bobcats. We’ll miss him, but we want you to fill his role for the Bobcats. In Charlotte, you will have a large fan base, and we would love to be able to watch you in person again. Dude, seriously, Orlando doesn’t give you the PT you deserve. Quite frankly, I think they’re afraid to put you in because you would light the place on fire. Also, the humidity in Orlando isn’t optimal for a shooter of your caliber, Charlotte is a perfect fit for you, and you are a perfect fit for Charlotte. You the man, I plan to see you wearing orange and blue soon.
Ryan Acuff | on 8/2/09
Those are some pretty sweet cars man! nice 17 against the Pacers
Griffin Ferm | on 7/2/09
I played basketball for my school for a few years now and before each game I like to listen to my pre-game music to get pumped for the game. Just wondering, do you have a peticular song that you like to listen to before a game?
AG | on 7/2/09
I happen to know everything there is to know about maple syrup! I love maple syrup. I love maple syrup on pancakes. I love it on pizza. And I take maple syrup and put a little bit in my hair when I’ve had a rough week. What do you think holds it up, slick?
Riley | on 7/2/09
You should totally get the Aston Martin DB9! It’s one of my dream car as well!
The other is a BMW 325i or an Audi R8. I’m a bit of a car girl haha. So the leads me to ask, how exactly did you total your BMW?
Chelsea | on 7/2/09
JJ, you have to get the Aston Martin DB9! It’s so pretty and it’s also my dream car!
Maggie | on 7/2/09
Hey, JJ! I won’t be seeing that movie either. It’s not my type of movie. I mostly like the action and violent sort of movie :). So, you wanted to be an artist? Are you a good singer? I’ve always wanted to know that for some reason hahahaha. I like John Clay. That sounds pretty awesome. You should be Jay Clay. That would be so cute and it rhymes. I’ve always wanted to know how you get your hair like that. It’s awesome that it takes so short to do your hair but it looks so amazing, like it takes hours to do. That’s sort of like with my hair cause I have really curly hair and when your hair is really curly it takes a long time to make it actually look good and not all poofy, but I just shampoo my hair then put this gel stuff for curly hair in while my hair is still wet and good. You have seriously like the most amazing hair ever. I love it so much. I saw your Escalade in the “Day in the life of an NBA rookie” video. That was a nice car. I want a Ferrari too. They’re awesome. Well, I hope you’re doing great and I hope to hear from you soon. I love you.
lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of love,
Corrine | on 7/2/09
Haha Aston Martins are pretty sweet!
Kestrel | on 6/2/09
I like John Clay it is simple but I like it! I love that somebody asked about you hair, it is amazing how it stays up the whole game! were you in the car when it was totaled? I hope not, well the Range Rover is a nice car…what color is it? well congrats on the big 24 min. game I think that we will be seeing a lot more of you on the court, much more contestant playing time than we’ve been seeing, but I know that you will seize the moment and opportunity and make good (great but make great did not sound right) of you time and really help contribute to the team (they need you) GOOD LUCK and go magic!! peace and love always, kestrel
Ramy | on 6/2/09
Now that Keith Bogans has been traded, how do you think thats gonna affect the locker room? Any funny stories or moments that come to mind about Keith?