By Lang Whitaker, NBA.com
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — On Friday night, I went to Brooklyn and saw the Atlanta Hawks beat the Nets, 93-88, behind 22 points from Hawks point guard Jeff Teague. After the game, reporters gathered around Teague to ask about the game. I waited, because I wanted to ask him about something completely different.
A week earlier, I’d noticed Teague tweet during Wrestlemania following The Undertaker‘s first-ever Wrestlemania loss…
So once Teague finished talking about the game, I put him in the squared circle for a brief chat about something we both enjoy: wrestling…
Me: Jeff, are you still upset about The Undertaker losing and ending his winning streak last week at Wrestlemania?
Jeff Teague: I am! I am mad about that. I can’t believe they did that, man.
Me: Was that your favorite streak in sports?
JT: Yeah! Definitely! I mean, besides Kyle (Korver) when he had the three point streak. After that, it was the Undertaker.
Me: Were you surprised Brock Lesnar was the one who ended it?
JT: Yeah, they could have picked somebody better than that. The could’ve got CM Punk, anybody. But I think it was a mistake. I don’t think it was supposed to happen like that.
Me: Did you watch Wrestlemania?
JT: Yeah, I watched it.
Me: What was your favorite match?
JT: I actually like Bray Wyatt. That’s my guy right there.
Me: Were you excited to see Daniel Bryan win the titles?
JT: I like him, he’s OK. I’m not a big fan.
Me: Did you prefer Randy Orton having the titles?
JT: I like Orton. I guess I like all the bad guys. I guess you could say that.
Me: Who’s your favorite wrestler?
JT: I like the Wyatts. And I’m a fan of John Cena, kinda. My nephew likes him a lot.
Me: Who was your favorite growing up?
JT: Stone Cold, The Rock.
Me: If you were a wrestler, what kind of wrestler would you be? A high flyer? A technical guy?
JT: I’d be like Bray Wyatt. I like how he gets the crowd going with him, singing his song.