Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.
I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.
To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.
You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave - win or lose.
You can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
Competing in sports has taught me that if I'm not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will.
The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.
It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
Great moments are born from great opportunities.
What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.
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