What’s the most annoying thing to hear during an interview?… No comment.
I don’t know about anyone else, but it really annoys me to see somebody not answer a question when asked. I get that sometimes the questions hit a guy the wrong way or at the wrong time. But, answer the damn question. You make millions of dollars to play a game and you can’t take 5 minutes to answer some simple questions.
No comment tells me that you are hiding something. Why not just answer the question and then people won’t be wondering more about the question that you could have answered already.
The best interviewers in the world keep a straight face, answer the questions and get back to work. Kobe, Peyton Manning, etc. will give you a straight forward answer and onto the next question. Don’t just mess around with the media and give us a real answer and we will respect you much more.