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.
Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.
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 can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.
Even when I’m old and grey, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game.
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.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
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 never thought a role model should be negative.
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.
Over the next two years, we’ll see a lot of change,
I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don’t do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.
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.
There was never any fear for me, no fear of failure. If I miss a shot, so what?
I truly love the game; I wouldn’t be playing if I didn’t love the game. I’m not getting paid astronomical dollars; it’s truly for the love of the game of basketball.
I’ve never been afraid to fail.
I realize that I’m black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody’s wish.