No matter how far life pushes you down, no matter how much you hurt, you can always bounce back.
Be positive and work hard. I think it's possible to overcome anything, if you're willing to work at it.
If you do not believe yourself no one else will.
There is nothing I've been through in my life that I regret, or that I would go back and change. I feel like everything that happened - personally and professionally - I went through for a reason, and I learned from those things.
I always believe someone somewhere is working harder than me and that motivates me to work harder, give 100%.
It didn't matter how good I was. It was always, 'You're a girl. You can't play with the guys.' It's always been motivation for me.
I can't help who I fall in love with. No one can.
...as far as self-discipline goes, it's still ultimately up to me how well I can push myself. Only I can do that. I just have to keep on going, keep on working, keep on improving.
Women play just as hard as guys do. We're just as competitive.
Sexuality and gender don't change anyone's performance on the court.
I've always been a firm believer in mind over matter. If you don't believe you can achieve, your body will start to believe this and you'll be stuck.
To me, the most important thing is happiness.
You have to be positive, and I'm not just talking about athletics, this also applies to life.
I never thought a basketball shoe would be named after a woman, let alone me.
Being gay has nothing to do with the three gold medals or the three MVPs or the four championships I've won. I'm still the same person. I'm Sheryl.
I'm tired of having to hide my feelings about the person I care about. About the person I love.
I had never made any plans beyond basketball.
I want to show kids, look where I came from. You can do it too if you believe and are willing to work hard.
Players don't really ask for much or want much. But the things that they do need are important.
I've accomplished everything a person can accomplish on a basketball court, but I never thought about the future when I was younger. I never made plans for the next stage in my life.
TV is what sells your product.
There was the misconception out there that I retired after the 2008 season, but that was never the case. I wasn't done with basketball yet, and I'm still not done.
I was very bitter, frustrated, hurt, angry - I went through all types of emotions when I first was out of the WNBA.
I'm at a place in my life right now where I'm very happy, very content. I'm finally OK with the idea of who I love, who I want to be with.
My reason for coming out isn't to be some sort of hero,
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