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The big fella was in fine form at the Golden State Warriors media session (check out some of these pranks). Here’s some of his quotes:

On his new svelte look (he’s lost about 20 pounds this summer):
“It’s all fake. It’s Photoshop.”

On his health status:
“One hundred and 10 percent. I feel great.”

On his importance to the team:
“I think I play a vital position in the NBA and it was proven in the playoffs how valuable a big fella is. … If you can plug the paint up, protect the rim, be vocal out there and grab those rebounds, that’s just as valuable as scoring I think. … I’m OK with the pressure. I firmly believe I can do that.”

On his struggles last season:
“There were times where I played horrendously and it really affected me. Even in the Denver games, when I played well, I still didn’t feel good doing it. I went home from a couple of those games, and I felt like I’d been hit by a truck.”

Teammate David Lee on Bogut:
“He’s got a lot less body fat and a lot more strength. He looks unbelievable moving around. I played against him (when he was) in Milwaukee a lot. To me, this is the best I’ve seen him move.”

I’ve got a feeling this season is going to be his best yet.

(Via San Jose Mercury News and the San Francisco Chronicle)


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