This collection of (serious) quotes is from basketball.
When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.
You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.
I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
As far as carrying the torch for the years to come, I don't know. I just want to be the best basketball player I can be.
A lot of late nights in the gym, a lot of early mornings, especially when your friends are going out, you're going to the gym, those are the sacrifices that you have to make if you want to be an NBA basketball player.
Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.
My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back.
A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That's how I want you to play.
You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for the common goal.
Talent wins games, but team work and intelligence wins championships.
Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.
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
"What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player."