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.
The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.
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.
Goals determine what you are going to be
Attitude is altitude.
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.
When the crowd appreciates you, it encourages you to be a little more daring, I think.
Goals determine what you're going to be.
To be great we need to win games we aren't supposed to win.
To be an innovator, you can't be worried about making mistakes.
I am very proud to be featured, especially when you consider the outstanding champions who have had this honor. It is great company to be in.
It's better to stay too long than to leave too soon.
I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game, and somehow found a way to score 20 points. I felt real good about it. I felt that this was the beginning of something good.
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
I think I was chosen by basketball, although I never really physically got drafted to any team that I played for.
Goals determine what your going to be
You know, just in terms of having to have a life on the road, you know, having the celebrity aspect be a burden for my family, friends and extended family.
If you've experienced having control, you don't want to be moved to a subordinate position, if you have your druthers.
As a kid, I played a lot of one-on-none.
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