You can't really get into regular football after you watch Australian rules football because it's just two different ends of the totem pole.— Andrew Bogut
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In Australian culture, people are just more laid back, people aren't as serious, they just take their time with things. It's just like, whatever, if I don't get it done I don't get it done.
A lot of rookies hit the wall after 50 or 60 games.
I just want to try to ignore the scrutiny and all the distractions and just play hard basketball and let the best come... Improving game by game and trying to improve my game is what I want to do.
I've had two unlucky injuries that are the equivalent of walking under 1,000 ladders and seeing 1,000 black cats.
I think Chris Paul is a great player.
He is very unselfish and plays very hard, so he would be a guy if he plays. I think his hand is still questionable, though. I hear they are talking about resting him that weekend. I'm excited to play with all the guys. Marvin Williams is starting to play well, and Salim Stoudamire, I think he should be there.
The thing with NBA teams, a lot of times they just want to get you back on the floor to play, so as a player you've got to be very, very smart.
We have a high ceiling. We're still young. We're still learning coach's system and we're still learning how to play hard every night. I think that's been a bad habit of ours the last few years. It's a habit that's hard to shake, too. I think if we keep pushing, we'll be alright this season.
The public's got it right, a lot of NBA stars are arrogant and like to spend lots of money and have lots of girlfriends and all that.
These days, to be seven years in one spot in any pro sport is a pretty long tenure.
Playing in sold out arenas several nights a week is something I have never experience before. I want to experience that. I want to experience that in my first year and build on that.
The American attitude is 'We're the best'.
That's why the NBA guys who come from other countries, the Europeans, all sort of stick together away from the game.
This is my job and I respect it enough to concentrate on it.
I'm not a fan of baseball really.
Going home to Australia, it's good to get home, but it's kind of bad too because you get used to that way of life again and you have to come back to America.
We scored a season-high, yeah - albeit against a team that is somewhat tanking.
I guess if you're a normal person and all of a sudden you're getting $10 million a year, it can go to your head.
It's definitely different in the States.
Americans are much different people compared to us. We're much more laid back. I itch to get back to Australia every summer because it's so fast paced there and so stressful.
I'm not into jewelry. I've got some earrings but they're not too expensive. There are guys who drop a hundred grand for a chain. The public's got it right - a lot of NBA stars are arrogant and like to spend lots of money and have lots of girlfriends and all that.
Winning the Rookie of the Year would be nice but making the playoffs would be even nicer for me.
What I would say is I've only had one injury in my NBA career that was probably was because my core wasn't strong enough, when I had a stress fracture in my back.
I'm not super-athletic.
Concentrate on defense because the offense will come.
I was struggling at Rookie Camp to be quite honest with you.
Basically, it was a week of being locked down like in jail for me. I would say about 50 percent of it was useful. The most challenging part of it was off the court. I mean, man we were just sitting there at times. We had meetings from about 10 a.m. in the morning to about 10 at night and you can't get a workout in at all.
I think because I am a proven rookie that it is going to help me in the long run.
I can cook a little bit but pretty much when I get back from practice I am pretty tired that I just order out.
I'm not going to put my energy into dunking every time I get the ball. That's stupid.