Everyting negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.
I'll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it's sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.
I don't know what I'm going to do tomorrow. I just know for sure I'm going to keep playing basketball.
The stats win nothing. I'm still sexy. I'm still great.
I'm not playing for other people; if I start thinking in those terms I would put too much pressure on myself. I play basketball because that is what I love to do.
If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.
We're building a culture of accountability, trust, and togetherness. Entitlement will not be tolerated
I try to penetrate the lane like Steve Nash, pass like Jason Kidd, and handle the ball like Allen Iverson. Remember, I said 'try to'.
Basketball really had its origin in Indiana, which remains the center of the sport.
You've got to learn the footwork, the positioning, how to box out, how to pass, how to shoot your free throws. All these things are necessary, not to be the No. 1 player in the world, but maybe you can play against him.
I enjoy jokes, smiling, and making people smile. I may be a little different, but that's OK, who wants to be normal anyway?
Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around.
All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.
Every time I rise up, I have confidence that I'm going to make it.
You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go... Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat.
I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.
I've never been afraid of big moments. I get butterflies.. I get nervous and anxious, but I think those are all good signs that I'm ready for the moment.
I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.
I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.
Play the game with a smile.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
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