Warriors rookie Eric Paschall tries to answer some wild brain busters

Warriors rookie Eric Paschall tries to answer some wild brain busters

NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago is about more than just what happens on the court. The shenanigans away from the game shine just as bright. And with that come some oddities. 

That includes questions like, "What color is a mirror?" 

That one stumped Warriors rookie Eric Paschall as he let out a high-pitched "huh" in confusion. ESPN asked Paschall and a handful of other players around the league an assortment of brain busters that gave us some hilarious answers. 

Paschall did have the perfect response to being asked, "If humans can't see air, can fish see water?" 

After laughing, Paschall said, "Ask a fish." 

OK, what about if you try to fail and succeed, which have you done? "Succeed," Paschall says. Why? "Because you tried to fail. ... You tried to fail and you did, so you succeeded in your failure. Oh, I'm spittin' knowledge. I'm spittin' knowledge." 

Right, right. 

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One thing's for certain: Paschall was spittin' some game Friday night in the 2020 NBA Rising Stars Challenge. Paschall scored a team-high 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting in Team USA's 151-131 comeback win over Team World.

He might be better at busting opponents than spittin' knowledge, but the rookie definitely has been one of the brightest parts of the Warriors' down season.

Warriors' Eric Paschall impresses, leads Team USA to Rising Stars win

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Warriors' Eric Paschall impresses, leads Team USA to Rising Stars win

Eric Paschall was one of a handful of players in the 2020 NBA Rising Stars Challenge who wasn't drafted in the first round, but the Warriors rookie looked right at home Friday night in Chicago. 

Paschall scored a team-high 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting in Team USA's 151-131 comeback win over Team World. Defense was optional at the United Center, but the Villanova product finished the night plus-33 alongside the rest of the Team USA reserves. 

The 23-year-old flashed his offensive versatility Friday night, getting buckets in traffic and from beyond the 3-point line.

Paschall saved his highest flying for the fourth quarter, getting plenty of hang time on an uncontested two-handed slam. 

You'll have to look elsewhere for outrage that Paschall wasn't the game's most valuable player, despite leading his team in scoring. Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges, Paschall's teammate on the night, won MVP honors. 

Something tells me few people will remember that as more than a footnote. The night unsurprisingly belonged to New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson.

Yes, he scored only 14 points, but bending the rim on a dunk was more than enough to steal the show. 

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The lottery-bound Warriors haven't had much to smile about this season, but Paschall has been an exception. He's averaging 13.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists as a rookie, and his Rising Stars nod was well-deserved. 

Here's hoping Warriors CEO Joe Lacob lets Paschall fly home on his private plane after Friday's performance.