First master the fundamentals.
It doesn't matter who scores the points, it's who can get the ball to the scorer.
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
There is nothing better than being out there when the game is on the line; only now, I get to see what my players will do. How will they react? Retirement is fine for some people, but I got bored. I'm used to more of a fast-paced life.
Basketball has been my life and I worked at it so hard because I enjoyed it so much.
I really don't like talking about money. All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it.
While day by day the overzealous student stores up facts for future use, he who has learned to trust nature finds need for ever fewer external directions. He will discard formula after formula, until he reaches the conclusion: Let nature take its course.
I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.
I've always been interested in jobs in the NBA. But I've been in this for 20 years and it might be time to do something else.
I've really enjoyed coaching. It's a great experience. Every player should have the chance to do it. The problem is, I'm not that good at it.
But it is a black man's game, and it will be forever.
As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me - red, yellow, black. I just didn't want a white guy guarding me, because it's disrespect to my game.
Well, I don't worry about ratings. I'm trying to win a ballgame right now. Whatever it takes to win a ballgame, we're going to do it. If it takes a four-hour game, that's what we have to do.
It's unbelievable. But I've never been to a pro football game. I've never been to a pro hockey game, either. I guess I'm not much of a sports fan.
When I was a player, I didn't expect my teammates to play the way I did. I did expect them to work hard hard every day and get better. And I never learned anything by losing.