45 Quick Questions with Gabe Levin


Gabe Levin

Gabe Levin, senior basketball player at Long Beach State, recently scored a career-high 45 points. This tied the game-high set by Ed Ratliff in 1971. To honor his accomplishment we sat down and shot 45 quick questions his way. Here’s his take on basketball, life, and everything in between.

1. A trend you wish would die in 2018?


2. Current game day song?

    “Waves” by Kanye West

3. Favorite musical album right now?

    Childish Gambino

4. How many siblings do you have?

    Four: 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

5. Best cereal on the market?

    Fruity Pebbles

6. You’re a crayon in a box, what color are you?

    Blue. That’s my favorite color.

7. If you never played basketball, what sport would you be playing now instead?

    Soccer. I was nice. Goalie and Midfield.

8. Epic battle: Batman or Spiderman?


9. Your binge TV show right now?

    “Monk on Amazon TV.”

10. Who are you taking in the NBA finals this year?

    “Houston Rockets”

11. If you had to compare your playing style to any professional player, who do you think you most try to emulate?

    “Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.”

12. Your sports idol?

    “Michael Jordan”

13. Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter?

    “Instagram. @gabelevin0”

14. Choose a movie title for your life.


15. If you could have one superpower what would it be?

    “To never miss a shot.    “

16. One food you could eat every single day?


17. Cartoon you loved to watch growing up?

    “Tom and Jerry”

18. Famous, a Genius, or World Class Attractive?

    “Fame is fleeting, so I’ll be a genius.”




19. You could get dinner with anyone, who would it be?

    “Muhammad Ali”

20. Nike or Adidas?


21. What is your favorite thing about Long Beach?

    “All of the support I have.”

22. Is a hotdog a sandwhich?


23. Photographic memory or a High IQ?

    “Photographic memory.”

24. What age, so far, was your favorite year in your life?

    “23. My life right now.”

25. What movie do you never get tired of?


26. Xbox or PlayStation?

    “Play Station. Currently Call of Duty WW2.”

27. Cardio or Weights?


28. State other than California you would like to live in.

    “New York”

29. Do you believe in aliens?


30. The world: is it round or flat?

    “Flat…just kidding. It’s round.”

31. What size shoe do you wear?


32. Chocolate or fruity?

    “Oooooh…chocolate. That’s a trick question though.”

33. A teammate you could see as your brother?

    “Temidayo Yussuf.”

34. Favorite pair of shoes right now.

    “Those Off-White Retro 1’s.”

35. NBA team you would be excited to play for?

    “Any of them. It doesn’t matter.”

36. Beyoncé, Rihanna, or someone else?

    “Haha oh man, Beyoncé.”     

37. Plans for Spring Break?

    “Nope.  Basketball.”

38. Favorite pizza topping?

    “Just cheese.”

39. Last person you texted?

    “My mom.”


40. Favorite junk food.

    “Ice Cream, birthday cake flavor.”

41. Sunrise or Sunset?


42. The last book you read?

    “Focus” by Daniel Goleman.

43. What are you majoring in?

    “Communications, but my profile says Chemical Engineering.”

44. If you could buy any car, what would it be?

    “A Tesla.”

45. One word to describe your time here at The Beach?