What was yourwelcome-to-the-NBA moment?

I dunked on David Robinson. I welcomed myself to the NBA.

What was yourmost embarrassing moment?

When I was a rookie in Seattle [in 2000-01], my teammate Shammond Williamsfaked that he had lost his earring. I was helping him look for it in thebathroom, and they dumped ice water on me.

Your favoriteoff-day activity?

Being with my baby daughter, Jada, who's six months old.

If I weren't inthe NBA, I'd ...

own an art studio. I'm an artist--painting and a little bit of everything.

If I werecommissioner for a day, I'd ...

make every arena have spacious locker rooms. Some of the visitors' rooms areterrible.

LAST WEEK
The 6'5", 222-pound Mason, 28, returned after missing 11 games with asprained left knee to score six points and grab four rebounds in a win overToronto last Friday.

THIS WEEK
On Sunday the Hornets visit the Kings, against whom Mason had a career-high 17rebounds in 2002.

PHOTOLARRY SMITH/ICON SMI (MASON ACTION) PHOTODARRELL WALKER/ICON SMI (MASON HEAD SHOT)