Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.
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.
Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.
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.
I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish.
I'm not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.
I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
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.
I've never been afraid to fail.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.