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The Questions with Carlos Arroyo/Pistons Point Guard

Feb. 14, 2005
Feb. 14, 2005

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The Questions with Carlos Arroyo/Pistons Point Guard

What was your welcome-to-the-NBA moment?
My first game [with the Raptors in 2001], in Orlando, they put me in at the end. Troy Hudson came straight at me, scored like five baskets in a row. I couldn't handle him--he was so fast, and I was overwhelmed that I was really in the game.

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Your most embarrassing moment?
When I was a rookie, the veterans made me get up at a team breakfast and sing. It was pretty bad. I'm not telling what I sang. It's embarrassing enough.

What's your favorite off-day activity?
My wife [Xiomara] and I go out like we're dating. We go to dinner and to the movies. We're apart a lot, so we try to make the time together special.

If I weren't in the NBA, I'd be ...
back in Fajardo [Puerto Rico, his hometown], probably helping my dad. He's a lawyer.

If I were commissioner for a day, I'd ...
make sure security is better. I've seen things like what happened in Detroit before, but to see it here, that isn't right.

Last Week

Arroyo, who had surgery to repair a broken nose on Jan. 31, had five assists in a loss to the Nets last Saturday (right).

This Week

Pistons host Bucks, whose backup center, Daniel Santiago, started next to Arroyo on Puerto Rico's Olympic team.

COLOR PHOTOJOHN BIEVER (ARROYO)COLOR PHOTOLOU CAPOZZOLA (ARROYO DRIBBLING)