The great thing about sports is you constantly have to prove yourself. You constantly have to go out there and do it, day in and day out.
Parents, they're strict on you when you're little, and you don't understand why. But as you get older, you understand and you appreciate it.
Yelling doesn't get your point across, it only makes it louder.
Cameron Indoor Stadium is a special place in sports and there's really nothing else out there quite like it. Anytime I'm inside Cameron, I've got memories. Cameron is like Yankee Stadium or the old Boston Garden.
I expect us to be good; very good. I expect us to first and foremost be better than we were last year and get back to having this franchise as one of the premier franchises on and off the court, and I think we have the opportunity to do that this upcoming season. I really believe that.
I know most of the black players who preceded and followed me at Duke. They all contribute to our tradition of excellence on the court.
People don't realize the amount of stress you put on your body both physically and mentally from just the wear and tear of a season.
I've done a lot of basketball drills, not a whole lot of competitive stuff. I have basically been in the gym everyday working on my game, working on the time off that I've had from the game, just getting myself prepared mentally and physically for the season.
The accomplishments in college and even in the pros are more in my mind because you constantly see Duke on TV during basketball season. You constantly see the NBA.
I am proud of my family. I am proud of my Duke championships and all my Duke teammates. And, I am proud I never lost a game against the Fab Five.
I tried to make a point of doing things outside the box, of not having basketball consume me.
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