Pete D'Alessandro took time out of his day today to answer a few questions, from anyone who dared to ask, when he took part in a reddit AMA Tuesday afternoon. I know what you're thinking (section214)... "What the heck is reddit and what does Pete D'Alessandro have to do with the American Music Awards?!"
Lemme break this down for you guys. reddit.com is an entertainment/news website that focuses on anything and everything. All of the most interesting stories/links/videos of the day eventually get posted to reddit where users with an account can vote up or down the internets' most interesting offerings. Posts with the most votes are granted the most visible spot on what's arguably the world's most popular website or... "The Front Page of the Internet." Each particular post is sub-categorized into groupings of a similar topic called, "subreddits," and one of the most popular subreddits is the AMA (Ask me anything). The rules of the AMA are as simple as the name would suggest. The host slides behind the keyboard while reddit's members hit them with a barrage of questions on any topic under the sun.
Lots of great questions were asked and as you can imagine Pete wasn't able to get to most of them. You can hit up the full AMA to read the entire transcript HERE. The format can be a be a bit confusing for the uninitiated so i'll run down some of the highlights for you. You might even recognize some of the users asking questions from the pages of StR:
Reddit user YusoStoopid (hehehehe) starts us off with a list of the best questions asked by frequenters of the "subreddit" dedicated to the Kings.
Pete discusses the merits of kidnapping and time travel.
Obligatory Travis Outlaw question.
Pete provides some insight into the Rudy Gay trade and reveals that the front office always thought he'd be a great pairing next to DMC.
Pete tells us who surprised him most this season.
Pete makes us LOL.
Amongst other things, midnightvoyager (note to self... "Midnight Voyager" would be an awesome band name) asks Pete about the plethora of moves he made last season.
Akis wonders who the Pete thinks is the ideal front court partner for DeMarcus.
Want to become a GM? Pete tells you how.
I give Greg credit here. He could have stopped with the softball "favorite sandwich" question but he DOESN'T. He makes Pete explain WHY, and this tactic elicits the most touching/genuine sandwich related answer i've ever seen.
Done deal guys... JWill is back in the purple and black next year. You heard it here first.
Apparently you can find Pete at One Speed if you want to run your ESPN trade machine ideas by him.
StR always asks the hard hitting questions.
And finally... this is why we can't nice things.