Winning takes character. Workers get the most out of themselves. When a body has limited talent, it must muster all its resources of character to overcome adversity.
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
Basketball is a game that gives you every chance to be great, and puts every pressure on you to prove that you haven't got what it takes. It never takes away the chance, and it never eases up on the pressure.
Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.
The time when there is no one there to feel sorry for you or to cheer for you is when a player is made.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
When I was losing, they called me nuts. When I was winning they called me eccentric.
One of the things in the back of my mind is that, after my sports experience, I never want to be, totally consumed by any one endeavor, other than my family life.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Young people need models, not critics.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me . . . Failure always made me try harder next time.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
My free time at home is usually spent emailing, listening to music, reading and talking on the phone. I wish I was on the phone less, but I have been fortunate to stay in touch with so many incredible friends.
My ideal day would be to get a good work out in, listen to music, talk to my family and friends on the phone, read and go to a good movie.
If you got the game, you got the game. That's why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman.
One lucky shot deserves another.
I guess people think the taller you are the more dominant you have to be.
If you're going to have to beg them to play, it's not going to work.
I never think about missing a free throw. All that goes through my mind when I'm at the line is seeing the ball go through the bottom of the net.
Being from Africa is the best thing that could have ever, ever happened to me. I cannot see it any other way. All of my fundamental principles that were instilled in me in my home, from my childhood, are still with me.
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