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.
Defense is one man guarding the ball and four others helping him
Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
Live the moment for the moment.
The same way you slow me down. You can't.
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career...
If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.
The key to success is failure
We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees.
I've never lost a game I just ran out of time.
I'm hungrier than those other guys out there. Every rebound is a personal challenge.
When I was a little kid, I used to really embarrass my parents.
I really don't like talking about money. All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it.
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.
I don't need too much. Glamour and all that stuff don't excite me. I am just glad I have the game of basketball in my life.
Each game is an opportunity to be on a great stage and be a witness for Christ. When I step on the floor, people should know who I represent, who I believe in.
I really don't like talking about diets.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.
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.
Ask not what I can do for you. Ask what you can do for me
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.
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.
But the point of using the number was to show that sex was a great part of my life as basketball was a great part of my life. That's the reason why I was single.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
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