In life, winning and losing will both happen. What is never acceptable is quitting.
Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers.
I grew up poor, but I didn't have poor dreams
All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.
You're the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it.
When you are a successful business person, you are only as good as your team. No one can do every deal alone.
I motivate others by making sure that they understand to go after their dreams and dont let anyone tell you you cant. If you are motivated enough and put the work in that you can achieve anything in life that you set your mind to.
Because if you're going to lose, lose. I'm serious.
For me, it always goes back to something I learned in basketball. There's winning and there's losing, and in life you have to know they both will happen. But what's never been acceptable to me is quitting.
Just celebrate the life you had, not the life you could've had.
When I'm under the gun and I've got pressure on me, I don't panic. I look for the right solution, and then I go for it.
I think you just have to keep knocking down doors, you have to keep being aggressive, and even if somebody says 'No', then you have to knock on the next door.
I was able to see what I wanted to do, I could see the opportunity, even when others could not, and I stay committed to doing it and doing it well, no matter what.
I'm a big believer in dreaming. If you don't dream it, you can't become it.
Assists is what Earvin is all about. That's what my whole life has been, assisting others.
Everyone thought I was going to die like a year later, they didn't know. So I helped educate sports, and then the world, that a man living with HIV can play basketball. He's not going to give it to anybody by playing basketball.
A lot of black guys always ask me, 'Did Larry Bird really play that good?' I said, 'Larry Bird is so good it's frightening.'
I am a businessman. This is what I do each and every day. I love it. I love coming to work. I never have a bad day.
I really want people to know that I've worked hard, very hard, to get to where I am today.. this didn't just happen overnight. I started in business over 25 years ago and have found a way to build on what I've learned through every partnership and opportunity.
When you face a crisis, you know who your true friends are.
Any guy who can maintain a positive attitude without much playing time certainly earns my respect.
I'm at peace with myself. The main thing is not letting people dictate what I do or what I am.
If you're a competitive person, that stays with you. You don't stop. You always look over your shoulder.
If somebody says no to you, or if you get cut, Michael Jordan was cut his first year, but he came back and he was the best ever. That is what you have to have. The attitude that I'm going to show everybody, I'm going to work hard to get better and better.
If the community is happy, then they support your business and if your business is doing well, then you can give back even more to the community.
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