Portland Trail Blazers rookie center Meyers Leonard has started a Rookie Diary on NBA.com's All Ball blog. One topic: his piano playing.
Another thing I'm doing is learning to play the piano. I know that I will have down time during different parts of the season, so I want to keep my mind fresh and learn new things. I started taking lessons a couple weeks ago, and I'll try to go about once a week when I'm in Portland. So far, I can play different bits and pieces of some of the simple songs, like Yankee Doodle, Amazing Grace, When The Saints Go Marching In. I've also learned a good portion of Jingle Bells. I'm learning to play Wanted by Hunter Hayes, which is actually not that difficult. And I also want to learn the theme song from "The Office," but that one is really hard.
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