I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
One man cannot make a team.
What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
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.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
As far as carrying the torch for the years to come, I don't know. I just want to be the best basketball player I can be.
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.
Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.
I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don't do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.
The secret is to have eight great players and four others who will cheer like crazy.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
A lot of late nights in the gym, a lot of early mornings, especially when your friends are going out, you're going to the gym, those are the sacrifices that you have to make if you want to be an NBA basketball player.