LOS ANGELES --- It's the middle of the week on the USC campus. Marqise Lee stands outside of Heritage Hall conducting a conversation. He's fresh from a radio interview he did over the phone just minutes prior.
He's popular these days. A lot of people want to talk to him.
As he talks underneath the shaded trees just overlooking Cromwell Field. Passersby walk through. All of whom stop to say their hellos to Lee, including women's basketball coach and former Lakers guard Michael Cooper. However, the majority of the people are athletes heading towards Heritage.
Lee acknowledges each one of them while continuing his present conversation. He does so effortlessly, as if he has the uncanny ability to carry on multiple conversations at once.
He continues. Now deep in conversation, a man and a woman appear from around the corner of the building. Neither of whom are USC athletes.
"Marqise!" the guy yells out almost in shock to be standing a mere 10 feet from Lee. "You're my favorite playe...