Rock Talks About Shooting Ballers in Miami, Changing Anything To Make it to the NFL

Thanks to rajah.com reader Chris Van Vliet for sending this in!

Hey Rajah,

Hope you’re having a great weekend! I wanted to let you guys know about the interview I did with The Rock at the Ballers Season 2 Premiere on South Beach.

The red carpet interview started off normally enough, The Rock talked about shooting the show in his hometown of Miami and whether or not he would change anything to be able to achieve his childhood dream of playing in the NFL.

The first part of the interview was recorded while we were in a commercial break for the entertainment show Deco Drive on WSVN. After the second question we were back from the break and live on the air (around the 1:45 mark in the video). I tell this to The Rock and he casually flips the bird behind my head as a joke. I had no idea until I watched the interview back later that night!

Highlights:

On shooting Ballers in his hometown of Miami:

“There is nothing like it. I sleep in my own bed shooting Ballers. I get in my pickup truck and I drive to work and a lot of times you are off shooting in these crazy locations but there is nothing like sleeping in your own bed. Not only that, but I’ve got a baby at home, my girl is at home, my family is at home, it’s a cool thing.”

Whether he would change anything to achieve his childhood dream of playing in the NFL:

“No I wouldn’t change a thing. I worked so hard to play pro football and it didn’t happen for me. It was a sobering experience because it was the realization of hey, you’re not good enough. But other players were and I’m happy for them, Ray Lewis, Warren Sapp, a lot of the guys that I played with. But I wouldn’t change a thing because everything happens for a reason and I also learned this which was a bit of advice that I learned a few years ago and I always carry it with me: Sometimes things don’t happen and when they don’t they can be the best things that never happened.”

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