It's so great to see you! It's been a while. How've you been? Good, good, I'm happy to hear it. I'm seriously so glad the Portland Trail Blazers brought you back. I mean, I wish we were seeing you under better circumstances — nobody wants to see Greg Oden(notes) and Joel Przybilla(notes) on the shelf, obviously — but by the same token, we love having you around and wish we could see you more often.
And hey, by the way: You look great. Have you been working out?
I thought so. You can tell. Really toned. And not in a way where it looks like you've been trying so hard to make people see that you've been working out, if that makes sense. I don't know, I'm probably totally babbling, but I'm just so glad to see you!
More than even just being toned, I think you just look really lively, you know? Vibrant. Full of energy and optimism, the way people are when they're getting a lot of exercise and just generally feeling really good about themselves. It's something we should all strive for, that feeling.
I know you don't like me to get upset by "the media," but I just hate when people say you won't stick around this time. People can be so negative. Wish they were getting enough exercise/feeling really vibrant. Gosh.