I love being under pressure. Even the pressure put on me by the media. That is how you outdo yourself.
When there is talk about the best point guards, sometimes they dont talk about me. But that is not my main motivation. They can talk about Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Deron Williams, and Chris Paul. I still have the most rings.
The day when I am satisfied with what I have, will be the day I retire from the sport.
I still have a lot of room for improvement. I need to become a more skilled player.
Experience is everything. It means so much because it enabled me to learn the game even faster. Playing in the playoffs is the best basketball in the world, and if you can learn under that pressure, succeed under that pressure, it gives you more confidence the next year.
You're going to see ups and downs your whole career.
I want to follow in my father's footsteps, but do it better.
I want to become the first European floor leader to succeed in the NBA. I want to be the standard-bearer and prove we can succeed here.
When you win 20 games in a row and then lose four, people ask you, 'What happened?'...That's the beauty of sports.
In France, if you talk to little boys, they know all of the NBA players and not one single Pro A player.
I don't think I'm boring.
Getting up at three in the morning to watch Michael Jordan, I never dreamed one day I would be kissing that trophy.
If Tim Duncan had Knicks on his jersey, he'd be a god.
When I first came in the league, a lot of people were surprised by my knowledge about the history of the game.
You never know, the way technology is going, we might all use the games for scouting by the time I retire.
For me, speed isn't anything I ever practiced. It's all in the genes. Plus, my mom gave me a lot of vitamins when I was small.
If we go to the conference finals and people say we had a bad season, I'll take that.
When Boston and Orlando told me they were going to pick me at 21 and 22, I figured I don't need to do a workout for a second -round team. Boston and Orlando never drafted me because they said I was too skinny and no European point guard will make it in the League.
If Tim Duncan had 'Knicks' on his jersey, he'd be a god. He'd be more than Patrick Ewing. With four championships and two MVPs, I think people realize he's one of the best ever, but if he played in New York, he'd be way more famous.
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