Z Bo is considered one of the legit tough guys of the NBA. Not like the studio gangsters of the league like Kevin Garnett, but even tough guys have an Achilles heel.
For Randolph that would be his fear of cats.
“You can’t be both a dog lover and a cat lover,” Randolph says. “I’ve got a crazy phobia about cats. For some reason, I’m always thinking they’re going to scratch me. If a cat walks up, I’m going, ‘Oh no, this dude about to scratch me — I know it!’ Cats scare the hell out of me. I love animals, but I’m no cat lover. Guys usually aren’t.”
Randolph points out if the cats get to close to him he takes off like Usain Bolt.
I don’t run, but I definitely have a small fear of Spiders, even though my favorite comic book character is Spider-Man. Ironic isn’t?