I think it is kind of retarded that the NBA and probably NFL and other leagues, say you have to do interviews after games and such. I think the NFL will fine a player for not showing up at media day during Super Bowl week. I dont know if this is just because it is a Finals game or if it would have been the same during Regular season.
Hell if I was Shaq, just lost a game in the Finals, and had a totally crappy performance...I would not want to do an interview either. I dont think anybody should have to or be required to do an interview or show up for a group of media players.