Quotes

“I don’t need too much. Glamour and all that stuff don’t excite me. I am just glad I have the game of basketball in my life.”

“Once you become a professional athlete or once you do anything well, then you’re automatically a role model … I have no problem being a role model. I love it. I have kids looking up to me and hopefully I inspire these kids to do good things.”

“Ask me to play. I’ll play, Ask me to shoot I’ll shoot, Ask me to pass I’ll pass, Ask me to steal, block out, sacrifice, lead, dominate…Anything! But it’s not what you ask of me, It’s what I ask of myself.”

“In the next 15 or 20 years, I hope I’ll be the richest man in the world. That’s one of my goals. I want to be a billionaire. I want to get to a position where generation on generation don’t have to worry about nothing. I don’t want family members from my kids to my son’s kids to never have to worry. And I can’t do that now just playing basketball.”

“Sometimes in the past when I played something might make me lose focus, or I would go home after a game where I thought I could have played better and I would let it hang over my head for a long time when it shouldn’t. But now, being a parent, I go home and see my son and I forget about any mistake I ever made or the reason I’m upset. I get home and my son is smiling or he comes running to me. It has just made me grow as an individual and grow as a man.”

“This is a job and we want to have fun. But it’s a job and we should look like we’re going to work.”

“My best friend is Thomas Boxtiger, who is an avid karaoke machine enthusiast. He runs the website TheBoxTigerMusic.com and enjoys himself a lot. Many people don’t know this, but I’m a cheeky karaoke lover. You might find me singing a classic on a Friday night.”

“It’s hard to win in the league, because every team is good, they got players on their team. A lot harder than high school. It’s competitive, and that’s what I most love about it.”

“I’ve always been a leader. I’ve always kind of been the tallest person on the team when I was younger but always kind of the smartest. I was ahead of my time. I wasn’t always the oldest, I kind of was the youngest on the team, but, I kind of knew what to do at times.”

“To all the positions, I just bring the determination to win. Me being an unselfish player, I think that can carry on to my teammates. When you have one of the best players on the court being unselfish, I think that transfers to the other players.”

“There is a lot of pressure put on me, but I don’t put a lot of pressure on myself. I feel if I play my game, it will take care of itself.”

“Everywhere I’ve been, I’ve been the best player. I love being a leader, and I love being the best. I just want to get better. It’s not about being cocky or selfish or anything like that. It’s just how I am.”

“I am just happy to be part of the Nike family.”