If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.
I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.
Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don't feel like doing them.
One of the most predictable things in life is there will be change. You are better off if you can have a say in the change. But you are ignorant or naive if you don't think there will be change, whether you want it to or not.
The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.
I keep both eyes on my man. The basket hasn't moved on me yet.
Attitude is altitude.
Goals determine what you are going to be
I demand more from myself than anybody could ever expect.
I always try to keep a pretty conservative demeanor on the court.
When I played, the owners had the power. The prisoners are running the prison now, not the warden. The warden is strong and he has say so but, the balance of power is definitely with the players.
I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was. And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence.
To be great we need to win games we aren't supposed to win.
Goals determine what you're going to be.
When the crowd appreciates you, it encourages you to be a little more daring, I think.
Every team that I've played on, I've either been the captain or co-captain.
With the crowds on your side, it's easier to play up to your potential.
I started playing professional basketball in 1971, and I played professionally for five seasons before going to Philadelphia.
If you get depressed about being the second-best team in the world, then you've got a problem.
I think I was chosen by basketball, although I never really physically got drafted to any team that I played for.
I didn't want to become a reserve player, or a bench player, and it was time to move on and take on another challenge.
I came from a broken home, so my mom was a major influence in my life.
Goals determine what your going to be
I think that my God-given physical attributes, big hands, and big feet, the way that I'm built, proportion-wise, just made basketball the most inviting sport for me to play.
The first professional game that I ever played remains, to me, the most exciting moment of my professional career.
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