I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
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've never been afraid to fail.
Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.
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.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.
There is no "i" in team but there is in win.
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.
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.
The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.
My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.
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.
To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate.
Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
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.
I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
I'm not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.
I never thought a role model should be negative.