Whatever pressure I feel all comes from me, from within. I always was that person who was hard on myself and challenged myself no matter what I was doing, whether it was passing third grade or playing basketball.— Kendrick Lamar
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You only live once. You don't want your tombstone to read: Played it safe.
The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I’d made my teammates play.
I play every game like it's my last game.
All that matters is that you go out there and play every game as if it was your last.
Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
I love playing basketball because you could be having a rough day in your life, and while you're on the court it gives you a clear mind. I'm not worried about anything. I'm there just playing freely and I go out there all and I have fun.
'Play the right way' means play unselfishly, respect each other's achievements, play hard, fulfill your role
A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That's how I want you to play.
Never change your originality for the sake of others. Because no one can play your role better than you.
I asked them if it wasn't too much trouble, if I wasn't being too pushy, if they could execute what we were trying to do. And if it didn't make them too angry, if they also wanted to play some defense on the other end, that would be great.
I'm not playing for other people; if I start thinking in those terms I would put too much pressure on myself. I play basketball because that is what I love to do.
Practice habits were crucial to my development in basketball.
I didn't play against the toughest competition in high school, but one reason I was able to do well in college was that I mastered the fundamentals. You've got to have them down before you can even think about playing.
We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand ~Randy Pausch
Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat.
No player in the NBA was born wanting to play basketball.
The desire to play ball or to read must be planted. The last 25 years of research show that reading aloud to a child is the oldest, cheapest and must successful method of instilling that desire. Shooting baskets with a child creates a basketball player; reading to a child creates a reader.
My homies that are around me never give me that 'star pass'.
I've hung out with some stars who are playing basketball and everyone let's them score all the baskets. Shooting pool, they let them make all the shots. My homies don't let me get away with that.
I don't think of work as work and play as play. It's all living.
In the game of basketball, I play first off because I love it.
I love to have fun. I love to run up and down the court.
I didn’t fall in love with it just because it was me playing.
I fell in love with it because I’ve got guys like this – like these guys every single day that push me to be the best that I can be.
Champions play as they practice. Create a consistency of excellence in all your habits.
It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.
I do a little sign on the court every time i make a shot or a good pass and i pound my chest and point to the sky - it symbolizes that i have a heart for God. It’s something that my mom and I came up with in college and I do it every time I step on the floor as a reminder of who i’m playing for.
Celebration is big for me. From my younger days, when I used to win mementos while playing basketball, I have always believed in sharing my success. It has to be there. It lifts the energy levels of the entire side if you are positive and vocal when a wicket falls.
There is no doubt in my mind and I know in my time, there will be a Canadian basketball player playing for Toronto Raptors, 100%
Let us play in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see.
Among other things, neuroplasticity means that emotions such as happiness and compassion can be cultivated in much the same way that a person can learn through repetition to play golf and basketball or master a musical instrument, and that such practice changes the activity and physical aspects of specific brain areas.
If Shakespeare can compare all of life to a stage, maybe it's not odd to believe that part of the play can take place on a basketball court.
I play basketball on Sundays and I'm a very spiritual guy;
I read a lot of Eastern philosophy and I meditate.
Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes difference.
He could be dominant - if he played in the WNBA.
I had orders from the great Bill Russell.
Me and him were talking in Seattle the other day, and he was telling me how rivalries should be. I asked him if he ever disliked anybody he played against, and he told me, 'No, never,' and he told me that I should shake Kobe Bryant's hand and let bygones be bygones and bury the hatchet.
I love basketball so much, I love playing it.
I just never thought I could make it to college, make it to the NBA or stand up here today in front of you guys and be an NBA MVP. It’s just a surreal feeling, and I had so much help, so many people believe in me when I didn’t believe in myself.
There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one your are capable of living.
When I played basketball, I spent hours On the court practicing.
When i became a body-builder, I was in the gym all the time. Like most beginners, I didn't really know what I was doing, but the more I did it, the more I loved it. I guess you could say I was a gym rat. Seeing my body change made me come back for more.
Stop by stop by stop. Play aggressively. Sprint back on 'D' and pay attention to how we're supposed to guard as a team
I played in Joe Louis in a playoff game.
I played there when the roof caved in for half a season. The facility is great for basketball because it goes straight up, so you feel like the fans are on top of you.
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
That's the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey - and know they can win a gold medal, too.
If one of our players gets his second foul in the first half, then he must come out of the game and not re-enter until the second half. To play defense and not foul is an art that must be mastered if you are going to be successful.
Blacks can get into medical school with a lower grade .
.. If that's true, a Jew should be able to play basketball with a lower net.
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
The nicest thing about coaching is that one day you feel like you can play handball against a curb, and on other days you feel like you can fly to the moon.
I played basketball to try to get my parents from working so hard.
You can make all the excuses you want, but if you're not mentally tough and you're not prepared to play every night, you're not going to win.
Teams that play together beat those with superior players who play more as individuals.
I'd rather be a non-All-Star playing in the Western Conference finals than an All-Star who's sitting at home in May.