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%.
I didn't grow up thinking, 'Oh, maybe someday I'm going to have a shoe named after 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 like to see people doubt me.
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.
Players don't really ask for much or want much. But the things that they do need are important.
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.
Every level that I have ever competed on, I have risen to the top.
I want to show kids, look where I came from. You can do it too if you believe and are willing to work hard.
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.
I'm tired of having to hide my feelings about the person I care about. About the person I love.
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 never really officially retired from the WNBA, I just left the doors open.
You have to be positive, and I'm not just talking about athletics, this also applies to life.
I have accomplished everything I set out to accomplish when I started playing the sport at 7. And probably even more.
My reason for coming out isn't to be some sort of hero,
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