Cameron Brink On ‘Podcast P With Paul George’

Cameron Brink On ‘Podcast P With Paul George’

LA Sparks rookie Cameron Brink compares Kawhi Leonard’s humor to Aubrey Plaza, talks WNBA debut, and meeting Kim Kardashian on “Podcast P with Paul George”.

We share this week’s episode of “Podcast P with Paul George”–presented by Wave Sports + Entertainment–where PG and the guys are joined by WNBA #2 overall draft pick, Cameron Brink.

During the episode, Cameron opens up about her first taste of WNBA action, getting acclimated to life in LA, and meeting Kim Kardashian while participating in a Skims photoshoot, a moment she describes as an “out of body experience.

Later in the episode, Cameron shares her experience getting to know Kawhi Leonard during a recent New Balance commercial shoot and being amazed by his sense of humor and dry wit, likening it to Aubrey Plaza.

Cameron also recounts her early basketball journey, including receiving her first D1 offer from Stanford and the time she cried when a doctor told her she wouldn’t grow taller than 5’10”.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 5:20 – PG AND CAMERON DISCUSS IF THEY WOULD EVER DO THE BODY ISSUE; CAMERON SAYS MEETING KIM K FOR THE LA SPARKS SKIMS SHOOT WAS “AN OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE”

PG:We spoke about the slam cover. Is there any other publication that you would like to be attached to or have a cover shoot with?

CB:That’s a good question. I think just as a female athlete, the body issues always just dope. Just to see how your body as an athlete, purely as an athlete, just to appreciate our bodies are our machines, it is how we make our money. So I think that’s always a really cool concept. Or Sports Illustrated swimsuit. I’ve always loved that. So I think it’s super empowering. I just did Skims, which was actually huge, I manifested that and I actually just met Kim [Kardashian] yesterday, which was an out of body experience. I told her, I was like, ‘you’re even more beautiful in person.’ I met her daughter North. It’s your bestie, Miss Westie. I love her.

Dallas:Would you do the body issue if they asked you to do it?

PG:I actually got asked like 10 years ago and I don’t know, I was a little nervous to do it.

CB:But it’s like what a cool opportunity to step outside your comfort zone.

PG:I know, that part was the part I couldn’t quite grasp. How much body am I showing?…But it is something I regret. That’s one of those things I look back on and be like, damn, I could have been a part of that. When you look at the names that did do it and it’s like, man, it was just a cool kind of fraternity of their body cover that I could have been a part of.

…So that summer, I think it was the summer I was supposed to do it, Karl-Anthony Towns, who was I think a little heavier at the time, spent the whole summer not even losing weight or trying to look good for the season. He did it all to be prepared for the body issue. And I was just like, I just saw his dedication to it. He was eating healthy, he was eating clean, he was working out hard. I was just like, damn, if I do that, I got to get on that level. So I think I was kind of just shunned away from it, just from his experience. I was like, I don’t know if that’s for me.

  • 11:20 – CAMERON SAYS SHE DIDN’T REALIZE STANFORD WAS HER FIRST COLLEGE BASKETBALL OFFER

CB:I think I’ve been so gifted because I’m so tall. I’m long. Both my parents played D-1, so just kind of had that natural athleticism. But when I was going into the eighth grade, I went to a summer basketball camp at Stanford and that was my first D-1 scholarship offer, even though I didn’t really know it at the time. So they’re not very direct. They’re like, ‘we want to have you dah, dah, dah.’ And then the next school offers me Oregon, and they’re like, no, we’re your second offer. So I didn’t even know [Stanford] really offered me. The woman’s world is weird. But anyways, I knew once they offered me, I was like, okay, I should take this seriously. So it was early eighth grade and I’m glad Stanford offered me that early because I needed to take my AP / IB classes, make sure I got good grades, got good test scores.

PG:Was that your dream school all along?

CB:Yeah. I would also say because Stephen [Curry]’s so close to Stanford, it was just really nice to know I had family nearby. And then also you just never know. Life’s uncertain as a women’s basketball player, as a basketball player in general. So you just want to get a good degree. If it doesn’t work out, you can go work – that sounds terrible.

  • 12:55 – CAMERON ON GROWING UP WITH STEPH CURRY AS HER GODBROTHER AND HOW IT HELPED SWAY HER DECISION TO PLAY FOR STANFORD

PG:Was [Stanford] your dream school all along?

CB:Yeah. I would also say because Steph [Curry] being so close to Stanford, it was just really nice to know I had family nearby. And then also you just never know. Life’s uncertain as a women’s basketball player, as a basketball player in general. So you just want to get a good degree. If it doesn’t work out, you can go work. That sounds terrible.

PG:You brought up the relationship with Steph and we all know how Steph, that relationship, how much he’s been in your corner and you’ve been to Davidson’s game while he was at Davidson… and in return we’ve seen footage of him at your games at Stanford. Have you had any conversations with him since being drafted and what to expect?

CB:Oh gosh, we’re both so busy. He’s so busy, but he always takes the time to just set it straight. He’s like, ‘Look, it’s going to be busy, people are going to take your time. That’s the way it is. It’s a business,’ But I think the one thing he’s taught me to just bring joy to everything, which I think we all know he just does a great job. You always see him smiling, he’s laughing, he’s joking. Life’s just a joy when you’re around him. So, I think I’ve really learned that it’s a job, but it’s a privilege to do this for a living. So just keep bringing light to every space you’re in, and I think he’s really taught me that.

  • 17:06 – CAMERON SHARES THE MOMENT DOCTORS TOLD HER SHE WOULD NEVER BE TALLER THAN 5’10”

PG:So your early days, we heard there was a story of a doctor’s appointment which told you that you wouldn’t pass six feet tall and that was completely wrong. Tell us a little bit about that story.

CB:Yeah, it’s like those weird annual checkups. I don’t know, I was probably like eight. I was in the room with my brother and my mom and they just told my brother Cy that he’s …going to be 6’10”. And they looked at me like, okay, you’ll probably be 5’10”. And I was like, no way. I was like, my dad’s 6’8″, my mom’s 6’3″. There’s no way I’m going to be 5’10”. So I started crying. I got upset and I looked at my mom, I was like, there’s no way that’s right. As a girl, it’s weird so then like three years later, I’m 6’4″ going into my freshman year in college or longer than that. But then you hate being tall as a girl because all the guys make fun of you and stuff.

  • 41:04 – CAMERON COMPARES KAWHI LEONARD’S HUMOR TO AUBREY PLAZA

CB:But New Balance, they are so amazing. I remember one of my first cool experiences with them was shooting my first commercial with them and Kawhi was in it…And the funniest part though is Kawhi. He’s funny as shit. No, he’s funny. And all the New Balance guys, our head marketing guy was like, we haven’t seen anybody make him laugh more than you. So I was like give me my flowers. Kawhi if you’re watching this, I made you laugh. I don’t even remember what I was saying.

PG:That’s what people don’t understand. Kawhi is actually one of the funniest human beings.

CB:No, he’s so funny. He’s like the male version of Aubrey Plaza. Just blunt. You know what I’m talking about in, was she in Parks and Recreation or something? She’s the epitome of blunt dry humor.

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