I'd never read an interview with Wafer before. Here we see him being more open and honest than the usual pro-athlete. Maybe they caught him in the right mood. Maybe he hasn't been burned by the media before. I'm hoping it arises from some stable personality traits, which would make Wafer even more compelling. Full interview here, excerpts below:
You are now among the best paid American players in Europe. What does that mean to you?
VW: That means a lot. I worked real hard in the NBA, just felt good to be recognized as a good player that plays hard. And I will play hard this season, as I always do.
As far as money, was any of the offers in the NBA close to what Olympiakos was offering?
VW: No, no. Not even close.
Before you decided to go to Europe, did you feel disappointed that it didn't work out with any NBA team?
VW: It is what it is. I guess they felt I wasn't good enough or maybe the economic situation... But I'm happy to be in Greece.