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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.
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 has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can't let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.
The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship tha
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 wo
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.
My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try.'
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that.
Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you. That's truly about the game, and in some ways that's
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.
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 is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don't believe there is only one greatest player either.
One day, you might look up and see me playing the game at 50. Don't laugh. Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it's time for me to move away from the game.
I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot… when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.
The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.
It's a heavy duty to try to do everything and please everybody. My job was to go out there and play the game of basketball as best I can and provide entertainment for everyone who wanted to watch basketball. Obviously, people may not agree with that;
When I was young, I had to learn the fundamentals of basketball. You can have all the physical ability in the world, but you still have to know the fundamentals.
I want people to understand, gambling is not a bad thing if you do it within the framework of what it's meant to be, which is fun and entertaining.
I hope the millions of people I've touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.
Purchasing the Bobcats is the culmination of my post-playing career goal of becoming the majority owner of an NBA franchise.
I do not have a problem, I enjoy gambling, but I think people are trying to make it seem like I have a problem, because people really don't know.
For a competitive junkie like me, golf is a great solution because it smacks you in the face every time you think you have accomplished something. That to me has taken over a lot of the energy and competitiveness for basketball.
I want to wake up every day and do whatever comes in my mind, and not feel pressure or obligations to do anything else in my life.
I won't have any competitive instincts in any sports, other than golf. I can't see being competitive in sports any more.
How many times have your parents told you not to do things, and the next thing you know, you go do it? And you realized you shouldn't have done it.
I want to be perceived as a guy who played his best in all facets, not just scoring. A guy who loved challenges.
When I was playing before I retired, I never really understood the appreciation and the respect that people gave me. People had treated me like a god or something, and that was very embarrassing.
I think the players win the championship, and the organization has something to do with it, don't get me wrong. But don't try to put the organization above the players.
Ultimately, if you can say that I'm a bad owner and we're winning championships, I can live with that. But if we're not making the playoffs and we're spending and losing money, then I have to look in the mirror and say maybe I'm n
In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I've been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketba
My challenge when I came back was to face the young talent, dissect their games, and show them maybe that they needed to learn more about the game than just the money aspect.
Playing sick. That is so hard to do. It has to be a total mental challenge, as well as the physical challenge.
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'd like to be settled into somewhat of a normal life. Somewhat. I know it's never going to be completely normal.
It's hard to say if the NBA is hurt by the influx of younger players, but it's definitely impacted the league.