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.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
When I step onto the court, I don't have to think about anything. If I have a problem off the court, I find that after I play, my mind is clearer and I can come up with a better solution. It's like therapy. It relaxes me and allows me to solve problems
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.
All we can do to come back from this loss is work hard in practice. We have a game against Archbishop Carroll on Friday and hopefully we can start up a win streak again.
I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish.
My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.
Success isn't something you chase. It's something you have to put forth the effort for constantly. Then maybe it'll come when you least expect it. Most people don't understand that.
I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.
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.
I'm not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.
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.
The good part about being famous is being able to help people. The hard part is every day you have to be in a good mood, because that is what people expect. You learn to get good at it.
We gave up two five-on-three goals. And that really hurt us.
My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn't stand the sideline.
Jordan, 42, said he could still make a contribution to an NBA team. Even though, physically, I can't do it, the mind says, 'Yeah, I can still do it,' and I still think I can do it better than most in the NBA, ... Driven From Within.
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.
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
You have to expect things of yourselves before you can do them.
I never thought a role model should be negative.
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've never been afraid to fail.
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 know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me . . . Failure always made me try harder next time.
But my drive to win is so great ... I just step over that line. ... It's very embarrassing, ... one of the things you totally regret. So you look at yourself in the mirror and say, 'I was stupid.'
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Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
Over the next two years, we'll see a lot of change,
He had no idea what was going on here. I feel sorry for the guy.
It's 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, ... People may not agree with that . . . I can't live with what everyone's impression of what I should or what I shouldn't do.
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.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.
I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.
There is no "i" in team but there is in win.
I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot... and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that's precisely why I succeed''.
People ask me if I could fly, I said, yeah.... for a little while.
I saw firsthand the interest in basketball over there, and it made me reconsider. Nothing is final, but I'm certainly considering playing.
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