I was in the press room at the American Airlines Center after the Dallas Mavericks 103-97 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder when I dropped this hard-hitting question on Russell Westbrook:
I do not think he is actually the one in charge of that, but I could be wrong. It was my first time participating in a press conference.
The way it works is the media people raise their hands to ask a question and the PR people pass a microphone through the audience. It's like how a guest speaker would take questions after giving a presentation to a high school class.
But after you ask the question, you pass the mic along to the next person. Otherwise, I would have had to hit him back with a "thanks chief" or a "well played".
Here's the weird part about this media fishbowl we all live in: I had Twitter open on my laptop right as I was asking the question, and not five seconds later I see a tweet pop up saying "Russell Westbrook shuts down reporter asking about James Harden".