These young guys are playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess.
When you love something, you'll always come back to it. You'll always keep asking questions, and finding answers.
One thing you gotta know about me is I have absolutely no filter. I have no problem saying what the hell I think of someone.
You're my backbone. You're a blessing. You're a piece of my heart. You're the air I breathe. And you're the strongest person I know, and I'm so sorry for having to put you through this and having to put our family through this.
Teach players the game at an early age and stop treating them like cash cows for everyone to profit off of.
You have to be true to who you are.
If you're afraid to fail, then you're probably going to fail.
Love me or hate me. It's one or the other. Always has been. Hate my game, my swagger. Hate my fadeaway, my hunger. Hate that I'm a veteran, a champion. Hate that. Hate it with all your heart. And hate that I'm loved for the exact same reasons.
I'm reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.
Listen to how everyone is talking about you. You have to use it as fuel for motivation.
You can't be held captive by the fear of failure or the fear of what people may say.
I can't relate to lazy people. We don't speak the same language. I don't understand you. I don't want to understand you.
I'm extremely willful to win, and I respond to challenges. Scoring titles and stuff like that... it sounds, well, I don't care how it sounds - to me, scoring comes easy. It's not a challenge to me to win the scoring title, because I know I can.
If you want to make history, you have to do historic things
Heroes come and go, but legends are forever.
The most important thing, the thing that unites all of us, is that we can INSPIRE and CHALLENGE one another TO BE BETTER.
I've known for a long time that they're a bunch of idiots.
Everyting negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.
You just stay patient, that's all.
I don't just try to score. The challenge is elevating my teammates to be able to win a championship.
It's not about the number of hours you practice, it's about the number of hours your mind is present during the practice
Once you know what it is in life that you want to do, then the world basically becomes your library. Everything you view, you can view from that perspective, which makes everything a learning asset for you.
Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.
I enjoy playing at the heart of it is just a kid who really loves playing the game of basketball.
You always have to be on edge. You always have to take every practice, every game, like it is your last.
We're grown ass men, you don't need to be falling all over the place.
I'm playing against great players, playing against the best in the world. The competition-that's what I've always wanted.
My brain cannot process failure... It WILL not process failure
We all know what flopping is when we see it. The stuff that you see is where guys aren't really getting hit at all and are just flailing around like a fish out of water.
I wanna be the best, simple and plain
I never tried to prove anything to someone else. I wanted to prove something to myself.
The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.
If you see me in a fight with a bear, pray for the bear
He shouldn't have been in the NBA, but we were too cheap to pay for a point guard.
I feel like I just returned a 100-yard kickoff in the last two minutes of the Super Bowl to win it all, only to have my run called back by a flag on the play.
Once you open your eyes and start looking around you, you start picking up things that are very obvious.
I don't set out to make a really hot shoe, I set out to make a product that is true to where I am.
What I'm doing right now, I'm chasing perfection... and if I don't get it, I'm going to get this close.
I realize now that there's a strength in dunking that I can use to my advantage. When you dunk all the time it isn't as demoralizing to the opponent, but when you dunk at a key moment in the game you can use it to change the momentum.
There is power in understanding the journey of others to help create your own