by Kyle Stack | @kylestack
Padma Lakshmi will tell you without hesitation who her favorite NBA team is—and it’s not necessarily who you’d expect. Even though she attended Clark University, located outside of Boston, the Celtics aren’t the team that has her heart. No, due to her constant presence in New York, it’s the Knicks who have Lakshmi yelling at her TV and attending as many games as her hectic schedule allows. In addition to her role as host of Bravo’s popular Top Chef television show, Lakshmi has written a pair of cookbooks, occasionally stars in commercials, makes guest appearances on other shows and runs her own popular jewelry line.
While attending NFL defensive lineman Justin Tuck’s annual R.U.S.H. for Literacy billiards tournament in New York City, Lakshmi spoke with us about one of her favorite NBA players (Nate Robinson), basketball in her native India and what kind of food she would serve at an NBA game.
SLAM: Do you still talk to Nate?
Padma Lakshmi: I never really ...