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.
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.
Attitude is altitude.
Goals determine what you are going to be
To be great we need to win games we aren't supposed to win.
I demand more from myself than anybody could ever expect.
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 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.
That was just my own personal program: I didn't want to get too high over the good moments because I didn't want to be saddened and depressed when things didn't go as I had planned.
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 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.
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 started playing professional basketball in 1971, and I played professionally for five seasons before going to Philadelphia.
I live my life trying to never appear to be a small man.
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're not doing what is best for your body, you are the one who lose.
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