I think it's important that people stand up for what they believe in. It's important that people discuss things.
The NBA has the best point guards in the world, so it is important that I come ready to play every night.
You should be able to voice your opinion and respect the voice of the other side. You should be willing to educate yourself and know what it is you're dealing with.
My father was a soccer player. All my friends played basketball though, so I stuck with basketball.
I am a huge believer in giving back and helping out in the community and the world. Think globally, act locally I suppose. I believe that the measure of a person's life is the affect they have on others.
I learned at a young age to dribble with both hands, and that allows me to be more creative when I go against bigger and stronger opponents.
People have always doubted whether I was good enough to play this game at this level. I thought I was, and I thought I could be. What other people thought was really always irrelevant to me.
I have to say I've worked very few days of my life. I used to have to cut the lawn, and when I was in junior high school, I worked at a concession stand at a stadium.
What happened in the past is just that, the past. Champion or not.
Growing up in a soccer family I learned some good moves, but I spend a lot of time in practice working on my shots-from free throws to off-balance shots. The only way a shooter can perfect their shots is through constant practice.
I'm playing; I'm here. I'm going to fight until they tell me they don't want me anymore.
My free time at home is usually spent emailing, listening to music, reading and talking on the phone. I wish I was on the phone less, but I have been fortunate to stay in touch with so many incredible friends.
My ideal day would be to get a good work out in, listen to music, talk to my family and friends on the phone, read and go to a good movie.
The crowd gives us so much energy and we are able to really feed off of it. Hitting those shots and having the crowd go crazy helps boost our confidence. We love our fans.
I used to collect hockey cards. It was like Vegas at my school. You'd go to school with your box of cards, and at recess and lunchtime there were all these games we'd play.