You can't win unless you learn how to lose.
Pressure can burst a pipe, or pressure can make a diamond.
Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game.
Do your best when no one is looking. If you do that, then you can be successful at anything you put your mind to
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
I wanted to do two things when I was growing up, about your age. I wanted to play in the NBA, and I wanted to be a businessman after my basketball career was over, and that is what I am doing now.
All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.
Everyting negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.
Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest. Until your Good is Better, and your Better is your Best.
Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.
It's not how big you are, it's how big you play.
You always have to give 100%,because if you don't someone, somewhere will give 100% and they will beat you when you meet.
Recognize and reward players who put the team first, not just the gifted ones.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for a common goal.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
One man cannot make a team.
If you are afraid of failure, you don't deserve success.
They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.
If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.
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.
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