Recently, we caught up with Kyle on an off day in Sacramento, in a season where he's made big strides as a player and gotten more and more time with the main club. A movie buff who loves a sitcom, we talked about his go-tos and how life has changed since he learned his wife, Alexa, was pregnant.
What's the biggest thing that's changed about your routine since you guys got pregnant?
I already was an avid reader, but now I'm reading more books about pregnancy and articles about nurture, things like that. I’ve also noticed that my bank account is starting to dwindle, to strollers and car seats and clothes even though the boy isn’t due until September. But you know other than that, the routine's been pretty similar to what it was before.
What’s the best thing you’ve read in quarantine?
I'm listening to Green Lights right now—McConaughey. The best book I read this summer was Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins. I'm also starting Pipe Dreams by Kelly Slater.
When you buy baby stuff, do you have a process for that? Do you shop online or go to physical stores?
I got this process called “my wife pretty much does it all.” During All-Star break, we went to Monterey Bay, an area south of San Fran. That’s where we bought the first outfit for himbut it w—I got him a jumpsuit and she got him a nighttime onesie. Our parents are just sending us an insane amount of stuff. And I'm like, “He is going to grow out of this three weeks.” But whatever.
Is there anything you found streaming recently that you really liked?
I just watch Godzilla vs Kong. It was better than expected. The King Kong movie with Jack Black … Skull Island, that's the best one. I’m introducing my teammate Robert Woodard to Game of Thrones, so I’m re-watching that. He loves it. We’re halfway through season 2 and we started a week ago.
What's the movie you've watched most?
What a fantastic question.
Doesn’t have to be your favorite. Just most-watched.
Well, I’m going to answer that question anyways. My favorite movie of all time is Interstellar. I’ve probably seen that three or four times because it’s so long. Inception is number two on my list, but I've seen that probably 15 times.
Okay, most-watched… I know it’s newer, Moana’s up there. Warrior with Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton. That's one of my favorite movies, super underrated. I just watched Lone Survivor last night on the plane home or probably the 20th time. Those are some of my go-tos…
Wait, no, it’s Hitch.