Q&A with Adrian Labuda

Clayton:

Could you please tell me your full name, will you spell it out for me, and will you give me your age as well?

Adrian:

My name is Adrian Labuda, A-d-r-i-a-n L-a-b-u-d-a, and I am 29 years old.

Clayton:

Thank you Adrian, could you give me a little backstory about yourself? Where you’re from? Where you’ve grown up? Things you’ve done in your life that’ve made impacts on where you currently are?

Adrian:

Sure. Well I was born in South Carolina. I was raised in mostly South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia. My parents were military, we also spent time in Colorado Springs as well as Hawaii. I ended up actually graduating high school out here in Hawaii from Aiea High School. Then I went to college for a few years in southern California. It didn’t work out the way I wanted it to, so I had to make a choice what to do with my life and I joined the military. I was in the Army for 6 years, I recently got out, in 2015 is when I got out of the Army. Then I’ve been here at Hawaii Pacific University ever since.

Clayton:

So I know you through school, we both attend Hawaii Pacific University, for our viewers, could you tell me what your major you’re in and when your projected graduation date is?

Adrian:

I am a mass communication major, I will be graduating in December 2017.

Clayton:

Awesome, from my years of knowing you, in my head you have established yourself as a sports enthusiast. What initially got you interested in sports? Will you be incorporating your school degree with your interests in sports in the future? Go ahead and feel free to expand anywhere you feel comfortable.

Adrian:

I originally got into sports as a kid, you know, my dad always watched sports; basketball, football, all things like that. I thought those guys were coolest, I wanted to be cool too. So, I started playing sports, ended up being pretty good at it. It gave me sense of pride, a sense of place, it made me feel like I was a pretty cool guy. Especially playing against my friends, my friends would always pick me first. I would always be seen as a top athlete, that was a pretty cool thing. I’m hoping to get into broadcasting, some journalism, digital media, things of that nature. I do hope to incorporate my degree into sports.

Clayton:

Do you have any particular niche in sports that you’re wanting to hit or like any particular sport? Or would you like to do it all?

Adrian:

No, I don’t have a particular preference, I wouldn’t say no to any sport, but if I could choose any sport, it would definitely be basketball. I love basketball. I think basketball has the best athletes in the world. They’re the most visible, there’s no protective equipment covering their face, so you can see those guys. It feels a little more intimate.

Clayton:

I’m glad we could touch light on that, what about basketball makes it your favorite sport?

Adrian:

They (basketball players) are just the best athletes in the world; they run the fastest, they jump the highest. But also the beauty of it, the fundamental, the mechanics that are put into it. It’s a great game to watch, it’s aesthetically pleasing.

Clayton:

Is there anything else you’d like to add to tell about yourself, about your experience, and what you’d like to do?

Adrian:

Well, I wanted to be a professional basketball player, it didn’t work out that way, I hope that I can work with a professional basketball team. That would be my ultimate goal, ultimate dream in life, is to be with a sports team of some capacity.

One comment

  1. Clayton, great post about Adrian. I think it’s cool that he has a passion for sports, and especially basketball, I like that. I think it’s nice! that he wants to get into broadcasting, journalism and digital media, I could definitely see him as a sports reporter!! Also, I was thinking about why did he give up that dream of becoming a professional basketball player?

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