quote by Phil Jackson

It takes a number of critical factors to win an NBA championship, including the right mix of talent, creativity, intelligence, toughness, and of course, luck. But if a team doesn’t have the most essential ingredient - love - none of those other factors matter.

— Phil Jackson

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I have short goals - to get better every day, to help my teammates every day - but my only ultimate goal is to win an NBA championship. It's all that matters. I dream about it. I dream about it all the time, how it would look, how it would feel. It would be so amazing.

It's all about winning. Stats really don't matter, I mean, guys have great series and all that, and people take notice and take their place in history with those stats and all that stuff. But at the end of the day, it's all about winning and what you can do to help your team get to that point.

Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable.

I'm pleased that they performed as well as they did while we've been in Miami and that's about as far as it goes. Now, we've got to go home and play as well or better.

It's different as a coach because you feel responsible for a lot of people.

Even though you don't take a shot, you don't get a rebound, you feel like you just want people to succeed and you want to help them any way you can.

I felt like we would have definitely won an NBA championship if everyone was healthy.

It just feels good to say we're the best team in the world, with the best player in the world.

We didn't do much different against LeBron. We were just more active and more competitive.

Our team, because of our depth and our talent, we were able to do that, and it turned into a special season as a result.

I'm a guy who tries to be successful in all that I do, and when you fall short, it hurts.

Do you want to choose winning over standing out? It's a choice every player on every championship team has to do

I don't think we'll shoot 76 percent in a half ever again. That's crazy.

I'm not skilled enough to explain properly how we feel.

Not only me, but I'm sure Tony and Tim and Pop feel the same way. Last year was a tough one for all of us. We felt like we had the trophy, that we were touching it, and it slipped away. We all felt guilty. We got to this spot, and we didn't let it go.

Winning teams at the NBA level, the college level, and the high school level all play team basketball. Championship teams have five players on the same page at all times.

Winning an NBA championship is the biggest thing that can happen professionally because it's the top. But representing your country-with more than 30 million people cheering for you and then seeing you up there on the podium-it's hard to find any more words to put on that.

I'm just thrilled for so many people.

Our players, mostly, but the people in our organization - Rick Welts, Joe Lacob and Peter Guber and the whole group. It's just a phenomenal group of people. I think as a coach you just appreciate kind of the big picture a little bit more.

Yeah, I know there's been all this talk this year especially about the 3-point shot and can you win shooting it. There's a lot of different styles that can work. You have to base it on your own personnel.

Not even thinking about anything. My mind is a blank. We just want to enjoy the moment.

I dream about winning a championship, where everybody is hooting and hollering for you. The whole world is drawn to the NBA Finals.

I think LeBron asked out of the game once or twice before that, so we knew he was getting tired but we were all getting tired out there. ... I don't think I've played in anything like this since I left the islands.

All 14 guys on the team have sacrificed something to get to this point.

There are moments where we forgot what got us to where we are now.

... We stopped moving the ball. We know how it works. We are playing a great team with great players, and we've got to be close to perfect to win.

So after 11 years you're just picking up all this information.

I'm a basketball junky, so I watch old players. The '90s was a great era of basketball. I watched so much of that. That just helped me be a student of the game and pick up any moment. It's the 10,000 hour rule. You're just trying to master your craft.

Every decision he made, I think everybody bought into it.

Whether you understood it or not, you bought into it. Because he's a champion. He's won five of these or something like that, so you've got to trust a guy that's been here before and his view for our team.

If that's the last image of Michael Jordan...how magnificent is it!?

I've been blessed with an amazing group of guys in my first year, I can't believe how lucky I am.

Obviously he deserved that Finals MVP award.

He is a great talent and he is a huge reason why we are celebrating.

LeBron doesn't have any weaknesses, or he doesn't have a glaring weakness.

So you've got to pick up on the smaller things to try to make him uncomfortable. Like knowing which side he likes to shoot threes off the dribble, which side he likes to drive. One side he'll drive left more often, and the other side he'll drive right more often.

I'm proud of everybody in our organization.

Not every story has a happy ending. Doesn't mean it's a bad story.

I enjoy the competition and whatever it takes throughout the competition, I will do it.

We want to get another one.

Growing up, I always dreamed of winning an NBA championship, never a gold.

A gold was something that never crossed my mind.

We just don't give in. If you can bend and not break, you always got a chance.

As loud as fans were , they need to go home now and start soaking up a lot of tea, drinking a lot of tea for the next 36 hours, whatever the case may be, 'cause they need to be just as loud Thursday night.

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