I used slam dunking as a tool for intimidation.
I wouldn't say there is one guy that I would say patterns himself after me.
I think it goes hand in hand because if you discipline yourself on the floor, as you become an older player or a more seasoned individual, it adds structure in your life.
You are only as good as your team.
But I think role models also start in the home with your parents.
I only dunked maybe twice a game on average.
And I really believe that. Asthma is NOT a disability!
People came to the All-Star Game to see the dunk contest.
Like I said, when you have to play against a great player every night, that defines who you are if you can compete on that same level night in and night out.
I like the South because of the people. They are loyal. Once they love a team, they're fans forever.
I was an all-around player - if I was just a scorer, there's no way the Hawks would have won 50 games four years in a row.
Bernard King is the only guy that ever scared the hell out of me.
As long as they are medicated the right way with the asthma medicine they won't have any problems.
Asthma research is a lot better and new medicines are always coming out to help young people.
Charles and I go back since college. None of us thought this would happen, we just wanted to play basketball. This is the highest honor that can ever be paid, and it's mind-blowing.
First off, do everything they can to give their kids the opportunities to play sports; asthma is not a deterrent to playing sports.
Michael was a rare breed. There's no question about that. He did things that a lot of players could never do, and still to this day players can't do those things, so the honors that he's had are definitely deserved.
Nate Robinson has a lot of jumping ability, but I don't see Josh losing.
The 50 greatest players don't matter when you're in the Hall of Fame. We all know that I was not one of the 50 greatest, I was one of the 25 greatest - in my mind.
Well, (Michael) Jordan was definitely one of the kings of the game. There's no question that he was one of the more dominant figures. If you look at the top ten players of all time, he was certainly one of the most dominant guys.
I bleed and breathe Hawks. Even when I played for other teams I felt funny, because I was a Hawk.
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