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.
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.
If you do not believe yourself no one else will.
Players don't really ask for much or want much. But the things that they do need are important.
I always believe someone somewhere is working harder than me and that motivates me to work harder, give 100%.
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.
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.
Women play just as hard as guys do. We're just as competitive.
I didn't grow up thinking, 'Oh, maybe someday I'm going to have a shoe named after me.'
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.
As a result of Title IX, and a new generation of parents who want their daughters to have the opportunities they never had, women's sports have arrived.
I like to see people doubt 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.
Sexuality and gender don't change anyone's performance on the court.
For me, honestly, it's not about individual accomplishments, individual award. It's about what I've got to do and how I can contribute to the team.
You have to be positive, and I'm not just talking about athletics, this also applies to life.
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.
TV is what sells your product.
My reason for coming out isn't to be some sort of hero,
There are so many women out there relying on me to represent them.
Discovering I'm gay just sort of happened much later in life,
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 don't think it's tough to get there mentally. Your mind is saying, 'You know how to do this.' But your body doesn't always respond.
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