One on one with Nik Lewis

IAN BUSBY, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 12:16 PM ET

HOW THE DEVIL ARE YOU?

I'm doing good. I'm not the devil, I'm good.

IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT AND YOU'RE NOT PLAYING. WHATCHA GONNA DO?

Hanging out and playing some video games or watching movies.

ANYTHING SPECIAL FOR SUPPER?

Nope. I only eat once a day after I get home from practice. I eat while watching my soap opera. I might order a pizza or something.

WHAT'S YOUR SOAP OPERA?

General Hospital. It's the oldest one. I love it, man. I've been watching it for two years. My cousin got me hooked.

PICK FIVE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF.

Sexy, dominant, crazy, fun. All the above.

AND HUMBLE?

Nope.

WHAT WERE YOU LIKE AT SCHOOL?

I was crazy, always making fun of people. I made a 180 since then and became better.

WHAT'S YOUR CELLPHONE RINGTONE?

It's kind of a like a scary sound. It would be a sound from a horror movie. It's like a little scary movie tune.

WHO'S THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON IN YOUR PHONE BOOK?

My cousin, Tacoma Fontaine, he's the most famous person I know. He's a star in Arena ball.

WHAT'S THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING YOU'VE EVER BOUGHT?

Since this is going in a family newspaper, I have to keep it clean. But I've got so much stuff I can't decide.

WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU RECEIVED?

Never give up. There are so many things you might want to give up on, especially for me coming out of high school and going into college, I almost gave up.

WHAT CAR REPAIRS CAN YOU PERFORM?

I've been thinking about fixing up my car. I want to put some Lamborghini doors on my '93 Honda Accord. I'll add some 18-inch rims and some custom seats. I'll drive it up here next year. Don't be surprised to see Nik Lewis roll up here in an Accord with Lamborghini doors.

WHAT'S YOUR CULINARY SPECIALTY?

I don't cook. I can make some scrambled eggs with cheese. It's OK.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE UNHEALTHY FOOD?

Chicken-fried steak. It's a steak that's chicken-fried and it's big in the south.

WHAT TV SERIES DO YOU WANT ON DVD?

Martin. That's the funniest TV show ever created.

WHERE DO YOU WANNA HOLIDAY?

Any day spa. I like to get pampered, get some nice massages.

WHAT'S THE BEST CONCERT YOU'VE SEEN?

I went to a Ginuwine concert in Calgary. That was pretty good. Some guys say I'm like Ginuwine because of my sexy dances.

IF YOU WEREN'T A FOOTBALL PLAYER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?

Strippin'. No, I would be working on a degree to be a coach.

COACHING STRIPPERS? YOU DID TAKE SOME DANCING CLASSES THIS YEAR.

Yeah but that was more for regular dancing.

WHAT TRAIT DO YOU ADMIRE IN PEOPLE?

People who are real. There's not a lot of people confident enough to be themselves. I come out here and act like an a-- and people still like me.

DO YOU HAVE A PET?

No. If I did, I'd have a monkey. They are a lot of work but I want to get one someday.

WHAT WAS THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE?

Last year. I'm proud of myself for overcoming the things I overcame and all the accomplishments I have. This year has some left to go yet.

YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS TO KILL. BOOK OR VIDEO GAME?

Video game. I have one book, The 48 Laws of Power.

WHAT VIDEO GAMES THEN?

Any sports. I have rugby, soccer, hockey, basketball, football. Tiger Wood golf. I have the Xbox 360 on reserve.

WHAT'S YOUR WORST HABIT?

Biting my nails. My mom nags me about it. She does hair and nails so she tries to take care of me. When she gets here this weekend, she'll say, 'Oh my god, you've been biting your nails.'

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?

It's not hard to make me laugh. I could walk through the mall and laugh 20 times at stuff.

WHAT MOVIE MADE YOU TEARY-EYED?

The Fox and the Hound. It's pretty sad. The whole concept about them being best friends and then the hound hunts the fox.

EVER ORDER PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING ON PPV?

The first time was a couple of weeks ago. My friend came over and he was a big fan.

Strangest piece of fan mail?

People want autographs but that's about it. My mom calls me every week with another person she met who wants a ball.

FUNNIEST THING DURING YOUR TIME WITH THE STAMPS?

The guys in the locker-room. Rahim Abdullah is the funniest guys I know. He always amuses me.

ANY SUPERSTITIONS?

I listen to the same song when I get to the stadium. I say the same prayer before I go on the field. I read the same verse in the Bible, that's the biggest thing.

UGLIEST THING IN YOUR WARDROBE?

I don't have much that's ugly.The guys talk to me every week about getting a new suit. Copeland has a line of some stuff. I'm not really a suit-and-tie type of person. I have a couple of suits. I don't care if I wear them over and over.

COULD YOU BE CONVINCED TO KARAOKE. IF SO, WHAT'S YOUR SONG?

Something by Tyrese. I could sing all right. My mother sings all the time. I can perform well. People would clap and laugh. I would get the job done.


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