If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.
The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.
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.
Attitude is altitude.
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.
I keep both eyes on my man. The basket hasn't moved on me yet.
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.
Goals determine what you are going to be
When the crowd appreciates you, it encourages you to be a little more daring, I think.
And I continued to grow until I was 25 years old.
But you know, we have a very normal family. We've had our ups and downs. You know, we've had our issues, but we've had great cause for celebration.
Right up until the time I retired at age 37, I felt like there were still things that I could do better.
I demand more from myself than anybody could ever expect.
I liked the game, I enjoyed the game, and the game fed me enough, and gave me enough rewards to reinforce that this is something that I should spend time doing, and that I could possibly make a priority in my life, versus other sports.
Goals determine what your going to be
I had to spend countless hours, above and beyond the basic time, to try and perfect the fundamentals.
My mom is one of 14 children. She's a great lady. She's a Taurus. Has been a profound influence in my life, still is to this day. Born in meager surroundings in rural South Carolina.
If you do things with a certain type of result and cause a certain type of reaction or effect, then you increase your market value. It's very much a competition for the entertainment dollar, and that's never been more clearly evident than in today's NBA game.
It's better to stay too long than to leave too soon.
The ones who become stars or superstars are the ones who have a head on their shoulders and know how to use it.
When I get a chance to power jump off both legs, I can lean, twist, change directions and decide whether to dunk the ball or pass it to an open man. In other words, I may be committed to the air, but I still have some control over it.
I always try to keep a pretty conservative demeanor on the court.
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