It's important for us, if we're going to be a good team, to be a good defensive team in the fourth quarter.
You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
It is most difficult, in my mind, to separate any success, whether it be in your profession, your family, or as in my case, in basketball, from religion.
I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.
When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.
Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.
Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.
The better conditioned team will probably win in the long run.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
If you are afraid of failure, you don't deserve success.
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
One man cannot make a team.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name wirtten on it.
You can't measure success if you have never failed. My father has taught me that if you really do want to reach your goals, you can't spend any time worrying about whether you're going to win or lose. Focus only on getting better.
I just love the game of basketball so much. The game! I don't need the 18,000 people screaming and all the peripheral things. To me, the most enjoyable part is the practice and preparation.
Leaders must learn to discipline their disappointments. It's not what happens to us, it is what we choose to do about what happens that makes the difference in how our lives turn out.
To me, the most enjoyable part is the practice and preparation
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career...
You play with your soul as well as your body.
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
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