The passion to win games, the incredible, focused energy and also the camaraderie of the team were all things that I really loved.
There are many players who don't measure up to their marketability.
As a player all you can do is play within yourself, even in the context of a team sport.
[The NBA] used to be a small band of basketball groupies. Now there are a lot more corporate-type people working in the league.
When time is running out and the score is close, most players are thinking, I don't want to be the one to lose the game, but I'm thinking, What do I have to do to win?
Anything can happen with hard work and dedication
When it's time for me to walk away from something, I walk away from it. My mind, my body, my conscience tell me that enough is enough.
To have harmony on a team, you need a coach who can get inside the head of every player and get them all pulling in one direction.
You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.
To be candid with you, free agency hurts all sports. It's great for athletes making an enormous amount of money. But to say it helps the sports, I don't believe that.
Last Update: 28 September 2022
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