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Rockets GM Daryl Morey Shares Hilarious Draft Interview Stories on Twitter

HOUSTON, TX - JULY 19: Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets speaks during a press conference announcing the signing of Jeremy Lin at Toyota Center on July 19, 2012 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Dan FavaleFeatured ColumnistMay 23, 2013

Daryl Morey's NBA draft interview stories are just the best.

The Houston Rockets general manager and analytics guru took to Twitter to share some of his favorite draft interview stories, each and every one being absolutely hysterical.

He jumpstarted the conversation by reminiscing about one prospect who seem perturbed by the thought of being drug tested.

If grabbing the table in fear of a simple drug test isn't a red flag, what is? 

One of the cardinal rules of interviewing is always say yes. No matter what they ask, just say yes.

Well, that's not entirely true. You could get yourself in trouble should your potential employer decide to ask: "Do you not want this job?" Saying yes to that would be a career killer.

Let's just go ahead and say that you're never, under any circumstance, supposed to panic at the mention of doping policies then.

While displaying confidence is a must, Morey would also recommend you avoid ignorant pompousness.

He recalled one recruit declaring he was better than every player expected to be drafted ahead of him. That same recruit then immediately conceded to never watching any one of those prospects play.

Bold? Yes. Ridiculous? Also, yes. 

But not as ridiculous as Morey's next anecdote, inspired by a player who said he had no agent before admitting he did, in fact, have an agent.

NBA players are notorious for contradicting themselves (see Kobe Bryant on retirement), but this one hadn't even gone pro yet. 

Ah, the youth of today. They'll say anything. They'll apparently pawn anything, too.

Morey came into contact with a player who was evidently involved in something illegal. He allegedly had no idea anything was wrong until he arrived at a pawn shop.

From what we can tell, the only thing he was truly guilty of was being incredibly naive or a really, really bad liar.

Allow Morey's tales to be a lesson in what not to say or do during an interview of any kind.

Avoiding any and all pawn shops beforehand would probably be a good idea as well.

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