Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
There is a lot of pressure put on me, but I don't put a lot of pressure on myself. I feel if I play my game, it will take care of itself.
If you make every game a life and death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot.
You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
I've never lost a game I just ran out of time.
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career...
Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.
Happiness begins where selfishness ends.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit.Never quit!!!
Not a game, not a game... practice.
The same way you slow me down. You can't.
Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.
Once Michael gets up there he says, 'Well, maybe I'll just hang up here in the air for a while, just sit back.' Then all of a sudden, he says, 'Well, maybe I'll 360. No I changed my mind. I'll go up on the other side.' He's just incredible.
Everyting negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
The key to success is failure
As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me - red, yellow, black. I just didn't want a white guy guarding me, because it's disrespect to my game.
It represents a Bible verse I wear on my shoe. Philippians 4:13. It says 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.' It's also my mantra, how I get up for games and why I play the way I do.
When I was a little kid, I used to really embarrass my parents.
Ask not what I can do for you. Ask what you can do for me
If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.
If the NBA were on channel 5 and a bunch of frogs making love were on channel 4, I'd watch the frogs, even if they were coming in fuzzy.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
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