My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.
Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.
I couldn't have come close without my teammates' help because the Knicks didn't want me to make 100.
If I don't believe it, then they don't need me on the court. I've just got to believe that in my heart.
If you get depressed about being the second-best team in the world, then you've got a problem.
My life had no meaning at all. I found only brief interludes of satisfaction. It was like my whole life had been about my whole basketball career.
We're just going to come out and play. We know that we're supposed to win all the games, but if we don't, we just have to take the next game and focus on what we did wrong in the game before and just try to do better at the next game.
When you get to that level, it's not a matter of talent anymore - because all the players are so talented - it's about preparation, about playing smart and making good decisions.
Son, looks to me like you're spending too much time on one subject.
So, yeah, I'm going to try to win the national championship next year. But I'm not going to kill myself doing it. I'm not going to kill my players either. You really start to realize there's a lot more to what we're trying to do then winning games
If you play good attack, you win the game, but, if you play good defence you win championships
One score makes happy ONE player, one assist makes happy TWO.
I liked the choreography, but I didn't care for the costumes.
I don't hire good coaches, I hire good people. If they turn out to be good coaches, too, that's a plus.
We win because we play together as a team.
You've got to learn the footwork, the positioning, how to box out, how to pass, how to shoot your free throws. All these things are necessary, not to be the No. 1 player in the world, but maybe you can play against him.
Everybody is improving but I am improving slowly, which seemingly widens our distance.
When you play against different people from all walks of life you can't do the same thing against every player defensively or offensively. You have to change up the way you go at a player.
It was important to me to believe, because if I don't believe, how can I expect them to believe?
The true warrior understands and seizes that moment by giving an effort so intense and so intuitive that it could only be called one from the heart.
At 49, I can say something I never would have said when I was a player. I am a better person because of my failures and disgraces.
I think that basketball players should get the job done no matter how it looks on the screen.
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.
I played basketball to try to get my parents from working so hard.
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