"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen."
As athletes, were used to reactingquickly. Here, its come, stop, come, stop. Theres a lot of downtime.Thats the toughest part of the day.
“But my drive to win is so great... I just step over that line. ... Itsvery embarrassing, ... one of thethings you totally regret. So you look at yourself in the mirror and say, I was stupid.”
“Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.”
“Dont let them drag you down by rumors just gowith what you believe in.”
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I cant accept not trying.”
“I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is anillusion to me . . . Failure alwaysmade me try harder next time.”
“I never looked at the consequences of missinga big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.”
"I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not letanything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win."
“Ive always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I dont do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.”
"Ive missed more than 9,000 shots inmy career. Ive lost almost 300 games.26 times, Ive been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. Ivefailed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
“If you quit ONCE,it becomes a habit. Never quit!!!”
"If you accept the expectations ofothers, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome."
“Its heavy duty to try to do everything and pleaseeverybody . . . My job was to go out there and play the game of basketball as best I can, ... People may not agree with that . . . I cant live with what everyonesimpression of what I should or what I shouldnt do.”
"My attitude is that ifyou push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength."
“Ive never lost a gameI just ran out of time.”
“My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldnt stand the sideline.”