Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling
Every time I feel tired while I am exercising and training, I close my eyes to see that picture, to see that list with my name. This usually motivates me to work again.
Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
I'm no different than any other expendable player.
Everyting negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
You always have to be on edge. You always have to take every practice, every game, like it is your last.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise
I failed so therefore I succeed.
Make every day your masterpiece.
Get the winners into the game.
Mental Toughness is doing the right thing for the team when it's not the best thing for you.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Live the moment for the moment.
It's not about the number of hours you practice, it's about the number of hours your mind is present during the practice
The key to success is failure
Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat.
I don't know what life is like, I don't know how regular people live. I just can never understand it. My first job was the NBA.
The only important statistic is the final score.
The NBA is becoming a global game.
In 2001 we didn't have all the talent in the world, we just had me on offense and just a bunch of tough ass dudes, and a great coach in Larry Brown.
I'm hungrier than those other guys out there. Every rebound is a personal challenge.
Everyone wants to do what the great ones do; but very few are willing to do what they did to become great
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