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.
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.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
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 can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
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.'
Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.
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.
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 about life too.
Gambling is legal and betting is legal, for what I bet.
Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.
I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.
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.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else's talent.
I won't have any competitive instincts in any sports, other than golf. I can't see being competitive in sports any more.
Purchasing the Bobcats is the culmination of my post-playing career goal of becoming the majority owner of an NBA franchise.
I want to be the bridge to the next generation.