I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was. And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence.
But you know, we have a very normal family. We've had our ups and downs. You know, we've had our issues, but we've had great cause for celebration.
In 1981, at age 31, I was voted the best player in basketball, and the most valuable player in the league.
I keep both eyes on my man. The basket hasn't moved on me yet.
I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game, and somehow found a way to score 20 points. I felt real good about it. I felt that this was the beginning of something good.
If you do things with a certain type of result and cause a certain type of reaction or effect, then you increase your market value. It's very much a competition for the entertainment dollar, and that's never been more clearly evident than in today's NBA game.
To be great we need to win games we aren't supposed to win.
Teachers are sort of faced with a thankless task, because no matter how good they are, unless they find a way to personally rationalize the rewards of their effort, nobody else is really going to do it for them en masse.
When the crowd appreciates you, it encourages you to be a little more daring, I think.
I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.