If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.
Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don't feel like doing them.
I demand more from myself than anybody could ever expect.
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.
If you get depressed about being the second-best team in the world, then you've got a problem.
Many people think sports are totally physical, that you don't have to think, everything is done for you and you're catered to, I found that to be so far removed from the truth that it's almost a joke. The ones who become stars are the ones who have a head on their shoulders and know how to use it.
I had to spend countless hours, above and beyond the basic time, to try and perfect the fundamentals.
In 1981, at age 31, I was voted the best player in basketball, and the most valuable player in the league.
In a lot of areas of my life, particularly in my teenage years, I began to think about the world, and to think about the universe as being a part of my conscious everyday life.
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