Lizz Robbins is a former model and one of my favorite sports personalities on twitter and she was nice enough to answer questions ranging from her acting gigs to being a dedicated New York Knicks fan.
NBA Mistress: You’re a former model who has had some phenomenal gigs such as King Magazine, JET Magazine, Maxim Magazine as well as acting on The Wire and The West Wing, tell the readers about those experiences?
Lizz Robbins: What can I say beyond that they were all amazing and a lot of fun. For the magazines, I definitely feel blessed to have had those opportunities, those magazines led to the appearances on The Wire and West Wing. Working with the cast & crew on the sets was awesome gave me a new appreciation for how hard actors, producers and everyone behind the scenes work to give us a great show.
NBAM: Do you ever tell people to google you?
LR: No, I don’t, but they do it anyway (smile). They have an unfair advantage when I can’t google them.
NBAM: I follow you on twitter, of course, and I see individuals visually upset that you tweet photographs of yourself — new and old — were those people ones that you turned down? Or are they really that insecure?
LR: Thank you, I’m so glad we found each other on Twitter, you are definitely one of my favorites. Funny thing is, I don’t know any of these people “in real life”, so I don’t understand why they have a problem with me posting older photos from my career. I’m not on a dating site or using them to swindle people out of money. I also post recent photos, so it’s not like I’m trying to hide anything. Yes, I’ve changed through the years and a lot of people do. I’m happy with the things I’ve done and if people have a problem with it, then it’s their own problem to deal with. If I were them I’d focus on more important things than other people’s photos.
NBAM: You’re a die-hard New York Knicks fan, tell us what that was like in the 80′s and 90′s?
LR: Yes, die-hard & dedicated, it’s been hard these past few years trying to defend my Knicks, but I will back them to the core and scold them when necessary. The 80’s & 90’s were amazing, especially with the team being true contenders and being feared by to other teams in the NBA. Of course, there were some not so great moments *cough finger roll*, but those teams played hard and wanted to win. I think us Knicks fans need to know that this current team has been through a lot of changes and they are rebuilding, of course I want them to win, but I also know there is work to be done, I’m looking forward to the upcoming season.
NBAM: One word to describe the feeling you felt when the Melo trade was done?
NBAM: When Amar’e hit that fire extinguisher and it circulated the interwebs, what was your gut reaction? Did you laugh or shake your head?
LR: I had to automatically shake my head and think what were you thinking? Of all things to cause damage to a “tool” that you need to play the game. I hope he’s truly learned from it and bought himself a blow up punching bag for future use.
NBAM: How do you feel about Amar’e Stoudemire’s training sessions with Hakeem?
LR: Even though Hakeem crushed the dreams of my 94 Knicks, I think it’s great that Amar’e understands his weaknesses and is making an effort by working with one of the great defenders to help solidify his game. I can’t wait to see him apply what he’s learned during the season.
NBAM: Going forward, what are your realistic hopes for the Knicks? Second round?
LR: To piggyback on what I said I above, I know this team is rebuilding, we will have Coach Woodson for a full season, and barring injury hopefully Amar’e & Melo will be together for a full season, I hope Tyson Chandler plays beyond the great level he played at last season, we have some new additions to the team (Kidd, etc). I’m looking for them to make the playoffs, and depending on who we see in the first round, the second round isn’t too high to reach.
NBAM: You know I love you on twitter, for those that don’t know you are one of the people who coined the term “twitter sports” explain what that is.
LR: Twitter Sports is team coined with @asportscribe to describe outlandish tweets concerning sports. For example, I’ve seen Tim Duncan really isn’t a great player. We all know Tim Duncan is one of the greatest if not the greatest Power Forward to ever play the game. So we coined that to identify people who make crazy statements without really knowing what they’re talking about, but all in fun.
NBAM: Do you find that twitter is clotted with ESPN regurgitators or mini Skip Bayless’s?
LR: Gosh yes, I know you are supposed to “follow” people on Twitter, but some people do it literally. It’s almost like they don’t consider anything or do any research before they co-sign what a popular or celeb tweet says.
NBAM: New York Knicks is a nice talented team, but if you had the ability to trade for any player, who would it be?
LR: Not Dwight “Loyalty” Howard *smile*. If I could add any player, it would definitely be Kevin Durant, I think he is one of the most dedicated & talented players in the game right now. Basketball truly never stops for him, you can tell he really loves the game, beyond the paycheck & celebrity. You can’t go wrong with a guy like him.
A HUGE thank you to Lizz (@Lizzs_Lockeroom) for being generous with her time.