If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.

I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen. 

If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!

Accept a loss as a learning experience, and never point fingers at your teammates.

I never feared about my skills because I put in the work. Work ethic eliminates fear.

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If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit.

I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.

Don't be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.

You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.

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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.

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'm going to use all my tools, my God-given ability, and make the best life I can with it.

You have to be able to accept failure to get better.

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.

The game is my life. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.

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.

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The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle!

I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. . .Failure always made me try harder next time.

I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.

I'm not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.

You can't be afraid to fail. It's the only way you succeed - you're not gonna succeed all the time, and I know that.

I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish.

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.

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I can accept failure, but i can't accept not trying.

Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need.

You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.

I never thought a role model should be negative.

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.

If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.

No matter how good you get, there's always something further out there.

My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.

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They told me I couldn't. Thats why I did.

Commitment is a big part of what I am and what I believe.

How committed are you to winning? How committed are you to being a good friend? To being trustworthy? To being successful? How committed are you to being a good father, a good teammate, a good role model? There's that moment every morning when you look in the mirror: Are you committed, or are you not?

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly.

Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day.

The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.

Sometimes, you follow your dreams. I say to the young people, 'If you have a dream, chase it.'

It takes people a while to trust you.

This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is.

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Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.

I spent my whole childhood looking for an escape.

Everybody's talking trash these days, so why not keep quiet?

I don't care what people think. people are stupid.

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.

My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn't stand the sideline.

You know, God gave me a gift to do other things besides play the game of basketball.

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My failure gave me strength, my pain was my motivation.

I think, team first. It allows me to succeed, it allows my team to succeed.

I spent a lot of time doing things other people wanted me to do, so I'm doing what I want to do now.

When I said I retired from basketball playing, I have retired. You will not see me play again. That is a promise.

I realize that things happen for a reason.

When a high-profile personality lives like I do, everybody thinks that person is fated to die young.

I couldn't care less if the guy I'm guarding has HIV. I'm going to slam him anyway.

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Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.

I can't begin to describe the amount of crap I've taken for being a lousy free-throw shooter.

I can score 20 points if I want to, but that's not my desire.