One man cannot make a team.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
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.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.
They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
I think that the team that wins game five will win the series. Unless we lose game five.
I know I'm never as good or bad as one single performance. I've never believed in my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena.
I'll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it's sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.
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've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.
If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.
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