GATOR GAB: ANTHONY ROBERSON

No Britney or Beatles for freshman


Published: Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 10, 2003 at 11:21 p.m.
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No Britney for me says Anthony Roberson.

Each week during the season, The Sun will conduct a question-and-answer session with a Gator player. In the spotlight this week:guard Anthony Roberson.
Q: Every basketball player listens to music before a game. What music gets you pumped up before a game?
A: It's a Tupac (Shakur), Jay-Z type of thing. Not really a special song, just those two rappers.
Q: Who listens to the worst music on the team?
A: I'd have to say Matt Bonner. He doesn't listen to any good music.
Q: What does he listen to? A: A lot of everything. But I catch him listening to some rock and roll and pop.
Q: Any Britney Spears? A: Yeah. And he likes the Beatles. He likes music like that. I listened to some of his stuff. On the airplane ride back from Maryland, he tried to get me listen to the Beatles but I didn't like it.
Q: If someone made a reality TV show where every member of the basketball team had to live together in a house, then vote out team members who became annoying, who would be the first guy voted out?
A: That's a hard question, you know. I'd have to say Seth Haimovitch.
Q: Why is that? A: He says some weird things. Whenever we have a conversation, he says something weird.
Q: You have a tattoo that says, "I love this game." When did you get that and what does it mean to you?
A: My ninth grade year of high school. I was just showing the love I have for the game. It's a game I've been playing all my life. It's what I love to do. I love to play basketball.
Q: What's another love in your life besides basketball?
A: I think my grandma. She died, she passed away this summer. She was the love of my life. My grandma died in August of this summer and it was a hard, up-and-down road for me, you know, but I got through it. But I think about her all the time. It's something that touched me. I got a tattoo on my left shoulder that represents her.
Q: What does it say? A: 'In loving memory of grandma.' Then it says her name and when she was born and died.
Q: You are a very confident person. When was the last time you were scared?
A: I haven't been scared in a while. But when it comes to basketball, it's something I love and something I've been doing all my life. So I enter every game like, 'Why be nervous or afraid of something you've been doing all your life and something you can do very well.' That's just how I look at it. I just go out there confident and feel like I'm better than anyone else out there on the court. So why be scared?
Q: You play Matt Walsh one-on-one, who wins?
A: I hope me. I feel like I will. No matter who it is, I'll go out there thinking I'm the best player. That's just me.
Q: Describe your perfect day? A: You can't describe a perfect day. I guess just waking up for me is a perfect day. I'm just happy to live every day. Tomorrow ain't promised, so just waking up for me is a perfect day.

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