I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court.
I've had enough success for two lifetimes, my success is talent put together with hard work and luck.
I think race has been a burden for black Americans. Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many people do not understand Islam.
As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people.
Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted.
I expect more people from China and Asia to end up in the NBA.
I felt that a number of people might have questioned my loyalty, but I continue to be a patriotic American.
When I was a kid, no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people. That's a terrible burden.
In athletics there's always been a willingness to cheat if it looks like you're not cheating. I think that's just a quirk of human nature.
I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.
I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home.
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
Fundamental preparation is always effective. Work on those parts of your game that are fundamentally weak.
Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team.
The game has basically not changed since I ended my career.