At some point we all have to move on. Im here to create some kind of legacy in Brooklyn.
Once people start making comparisons to a player of the past, they want you to be that player. I try to go out there and create my own image, my own style, my own type of game. Right now I can't even think of one guy I've been compared to.
I've never been on the cover of a game. When people go into the store and see me on the cover of a game, maybe that will entice them to buy it.
Making the big shot wouldn't feel so good if missing it didn't feel so awful
I don't think Kobe is the best player. I'm the best player.
It's all a learning process. You've got to learn from experience, the battles you go through. Some guys continue to grow. Hopefully, that's what I'll continue do.
A lot of guys look toward me for leadership. I feel like I can provide some of that.
The game isn't over till the clock says zero.
Playoff basketball ... you've got to treat every possession like it's your last.
When you give a team life, give a team confidence, anything can happen in a Game 7.
When you got it going, you got it going. I just keep my focus down the stretch. Thats when I want the ball. Im just not afraid to fail.
I've always been a late bloomer. My body developed late. From ninth to 10th grade, I grew like 3 inches. Just kind of stretched out. I was like 6-1, grew to 6-4 in 10th grade.
At the end of the day, the ultimate goal is winning the ballgame.
I probably visualize myself, the shots I'm going to get in the game, how I'm going to play defense, what we have to do to stop the other team's best player, what it's going to take out of me, the whole aspect of the game.
You know coaches. Sometimes they ramble.
A lot of players know I've been around 13 years and this is my second lockout. I got a lot of respect. I know what's going on both for the league and the union.
Mostly I play sports games - football and basketball. 'Inside Drive' and 'NFL Fever.'
I'm the best player in the NBA.
I've never even been into those supplements or any of that. I don't even drink energy shakes. I'm not into that kind of stuff. You just get me an In-N-Out burger and some Popeye's fried chicken and I'm straight.
At the beginning of the season, I set my goal to see if I can lead the league in scoring, because I feel I have that kind of ability. A lot of guys say it, but it's not really in their grasp. I feel that's really in my grasp.
There's times you want to give up and times you want to move on ... you get so much satisfaction out of staying and sticking with it, and seeing things turn around.
There's a line that separates having confidence and being conceited. I don't cross that line, but I have a lot of confidence in myself.
It's been a pleasure to bring my talents to south beach now on to Memphis.
Who cares who gets the last shot or scores the most points? Who cares who gets the credit? If we win, we're all winners.
A lot of people that I've had around me have been my closest friends since junior high, back when we were exchanging each other's clothes, staying at each other's houses. That was before I had anything.
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