A lot of late nights in the gym, a lot of early mornings, especially when your friends are going out, you're going to the gym, those are the sacrifices that you have to make if you want to be an NBA basketball player.
Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable
We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees.
I try to anticipate exactly where my teammates are going to be. Sometimes I look good. Sometimes I look bad.
I don't care what sport you're talking about. What you see with great franchises is structure - a structure that doesn't just take you from year to year, but day to day.
I think we're going in the right direction.
I'm a high-risk taker on the court in the sense of trying to squeeze things in there.
Michael, if you can't pass, you can't play. - Coach Dean Smith to Michael Jordan in his freshman year We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees.
Yeah, I play a lot of their games. Going way back to Bulls vs. Lakers to the later Live stuff, I go at it quite a bit. More than anything tough, I play Madden.
There's always room for improvement. We have a nucleus that's pretty good. You want players that will help.
Hard work does pay, and you just have to continue to work, and you got two guys, when you're talking about Gary and myself, we have a God-given talent, but we worked at it and we're happy to be where we are today.
My biggest fear had always been getting hurt, and not being able to leave the game as a player on my own terms.
I came in the league as not a shooter, not a scorer. My game was to play defense and make my teammates better. The most important stat to me was that left column - winning. Nothing else matters.
Oh, I think, watching Magic, him being one of my... I'm one of his biggest fans, and just trying to emulate what he did, going out on the playground, and also playing with older guys.
Good teams beat you with speed. Great teams beat you with spacing and timing.
I think that realistically we can shoot for the title this year. If we stay healthy and be persistent throughout the season, I think we have good chance to go all the way.
I'm a big fan of the game. Seeing these young guys play at the level that they are, I just wish I was 22, 23 years old so I can handle the game the way they do.
I love the competition no matter at what age.
Growing up, Magic Johnson was my idol. He was a good example. He could always pass the ball extremely well and get his teammates involved.
Passing is contagious. There's nothing better than making the pass that gives someone an easy hoop.
I've got to play free agency out, and I've got to look at all of my options.
If there wasn't any business and it was just strictly basketball, then there would be no issue, it would probably be done by now. But the team has to protect.
I have had some bad shooting games but that doesn't stop me from getting the ball to my teammates
I'm a football guy at heart; maybe I should have played football for a living instead, because I play a lot of football videogames, I'm really into them.
I also play a little bit of Tiger Woods once in awhile. Get on the golf course there, and pretend that I'm beating him.
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