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Jose Luis Diaz

Position: Guard


1. Describe yourself in 3 words?

Responsible, sporty, worker.

2. How do you stay healthy and fit with your busy schedule

I stay fit by having an organised life, practicing sports and eating healthy meals. I work out one hour everyday. My fitness regime is the following: Monday, Tuseday and Thursday I work out one hour at the gym. Wednesay I have one hour of basketball practice and on Friday an hour on an elliptic machine.

3. How would you define fitness?

As both physical and mental health.

4. What was the greatest challenge you faced at Real Madrid?

Trying to get on the starting lineup.

5. What was your best moment at Real Madrid?

When we won the league cup against Barcelona on their home court.

6. Have you been to the UAE?

I have never been to Dubai and am looking forward to experiencing the culture.

7. What is your favourite Kobe moment?

The last minutes of each game.

8. What is your secret weapon on the basketball court?

Intensity and courage

9. What is your number one workout tip?

Work hard and be consistent

10. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you like to have with you?

A friend that is a doctor, books and wáter.

11. If you were to select 2 celebrities to be your parents, who would they be and why?

As a father I would select Clint Eastwood because he has a tough image but I´m sure he has a kind heart. As a mother, I would say Shirley Maclaine beacuse she makes me laugh.

12. What advice would you give to kids about achieving their goals?

Never give up. With hard work you can achieve anything.

13. If you could pick one highlight of your career, what would it be?

When I won the King´s Cup against Barcelona in 1983.