Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise— Michael Jordan
Lust Basketball Is My Life quotations
First off, I'd like to thank God for changing my life.
It let me really realize what life is all about. Basketball is just a platform for me to inspire people, and I realize that.
I always say to my guys, 'The most important day of your life is today.
This very minute is the most important of you life. You must win this minute. You must win this day. And tomorrow will take care of itself.
In basketball - as in life - true joy comes from being fully present in each and every moment, not just when things are going your way.
It is not the critic who counts...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.
I always mean what I say, but I don't always say what I'm thinking.
I take my sport damned seriously. Basketball is my life. There are other people who go into important games as if they were any other game. I'm a brooder and I spend a lot of time thinking about my opponent, about the things he can do and about what I have to do to win. I don't think I'll ever be able to change that.
Not only is there more to life than basketball, there's a lot more to basketball than basketball.
Basketball is just something else to do, another facet of life.
I'm going to be a success at whatever I choose because of my preparation. By the time the game starts, the outcome has been decided. I never think about having a bad game because I have prepared.
My personal life is the same. At the end of the day, this is just a job. I love what I do, and it's a great job. But it's like my alter ego. There's Chris Brown the singer. And there's Christopher Brown, the down-home Tappahannock boy that plays video games and basketball and hangs out.
Sometimes I feel like the Tom Hanks character in Big.
But my life is not a movie. I never have to go back to Coney Island to find the fortune-teller machine so I have to grow up again.
I understand basketball is not my entire life.
It's only a part of my life. And there are a lot of other things that interest me a great deal ... other goals to seek, and this is how I have balance in life.
People that don't know me think that basketball is my life 24/7.
Trust me, there is much more to my life. My number one priority in my life is my family.
Heart is what separates the good from the great.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
My mom is one of 14 children. She's a great lady. She's a Taurus. Has been a profound influence in my life, still is to this day. Born in meager surroundings in rural South Carolina.
I don't need too much. Glamour and all that stuff don't excite me. I am just glad I have the game of basketball in my life.
The only way you're going to get through life, happily, is being yourself.
When I travel around the globe, I try as hard as I can to represent the NBA and the game of basketball to the best of my abilities. I get to go around the world and not only share the game but also my philanthropic work. Building a hospital in the Congo is one of the proudest achievements of my life.
If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
Basketball is always a piece of my life, but never the centerpiece.
I might go my whole life stealing money.
I got paid to play basketball, which is a scam. I get paid to watch basketball, which is a scam.
The one thing about basketball is that it continues to evolve and I love it so much. It does so much for me in my life. I've played on every level and I've been fortunate enough to be around greatness on every level.
I can't play the game of basketball and live my life on what other people expect me to do or what they think I should do. That doesn't make me happy. What makes me happy is being able to make plays for my teammates, to be able to represent the name on the back of my jersey.
I'm not chasing championships. Championship's chasing us. I'm not doing that. I want my players to be better people once they leave campus because this is a life lesson. This is more than basketball. This is life lessons that we're trying to teach.
We want stuff done right. As long as it's my team, I'll voice my opinion. Yep, it's my team. You media guys might give it to him, like you've given him everything else his whole lifetime, but this is the Diesel's ship. And if we're not right, I'm going to go out there and try to get it right... Just ask Karl and Garywhy they wanted to come here. It was because of one person, not two. One.
My life is bigger than basketball.
Now I'm a free agent, literally and figuratively.
I've reached that enviable state in life in which I can do pretty much what I want. And what I want is to continue to play basketball. I still love the game, and I still have something to offer. My coaches and teammates recognize that. At the same time, I want to be genuine and authentic and truthful.
I am reaching a point in my life where the basketball chapter in my life is slowly closing from a competition standpoint.
My life is very simple. I like simplicity and for my time to be my own, so that I have the freedom to devote the majority of it to Islam.
The next time I will cry is when I die. My life has been that beautiful.
I had my moment on the stage. The trick in life is to know when to leave.
I think as men begin to see things that address them, they will feel that they can relate. They can't relate to 'Basketball Wives,' 'Housewives of Atlanta.' I am not judging or criticizing those shows at all; what I am saying is the perspective is not necessarily the male perspective. 'Iyanla: Fix My Life' is inclusive of everyone.