Terry Rozier Is Terrified Of Squirrels

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Courier-Journal's Jeff Greer sat down with Terry Rozier on Tuesday for a conversation about eating habits, basketball and Rozier's ever-evolving role with the Cardinals in his freshman season.

They also talked about squirrels, a topic which led to one of the more tremendous player/reporter exchanges you'll ever read.

Jeff Greer: I read that you're scared of squirrels.

Terry Rozier: Terrified by squirrels.

JG: Like, the albino squirrel around (Louisville's) campus, or all squirrels?

TR: Any squirrel. I almost got attacked by one when I was little.

TR: They're too sneaky to me. I had a hoop in the backyard and the lady that lived next door had bird food out of (a bird feeder). All of the squirrels would be over there just to eat the bird food. I never used to go out to my backyard to go hoop when there were a lot of them back there. When it broke, she took it down and it was just like, ‘Yes, I can finally go in my backyard and hoop because no more squirrels will come around.' They're just sneaky to me.JG: Attacked?

JG: So you just don't trust them?

TR: I don't trust squirrels.

JG: Have you seen the video of Eric Berry, the safety on the (Kansas City) Chiefs? He's really afraid of horses.

TR: No.

JG: Well, the Chiefs, their mascot (Warpaint) is a horse. At the beginning of the games, they have the cheerleaders all lined up and the horse runs out. (Berry) is what, 6-feet, 210 pounds, and he hides from the horse. You need to see the video. You've got to Google that.

TR: (Sighs.) Yeah, I'd watch that.

JG: I'm imagining you like that.

TR: I don't like squirrels. I'm not a squirrel guy.

I'm not either, man. I don't like the way they look at me. Never have.

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