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All Quotes by author - Tyronn Lue
" All I know is basketball, and I'm sure a lot of guys in the locker room, all they know is basketball. So, they have to enjoy it. "
" As far as being on the officials every five minutes, it's just not good for the game. The officials don't like it; you embarrass them, so it's just not good. Now, every now and then they might make a bad call, but officiating is hard. "
" Being broke and poor - I mean, you grow up in the environment I grew up in, grew up hard and grew up poor. Your mom doesn't have a car until you make it to the NBA... no telephone. So, I mean, if you grow up like that, and you're able to make it to this level and be blessed the way I've been blessed, it's always great to give back. "
" Coming from a small town of Mexico, Missouri, we got 11,000 people. Never seen a celebrity. "
" Dealing with LeBron is like a friendship. Coaching, but he understands that I am the boss, and I am going to call the shots, and he is fine with that. "
" Great players, they always dig deep and have their will to win. "
" I always get mad when guys make shots in the first quarter, second quarter, pumping their chest, and then the game on the line, they miss. So you're doing all that for no reason. "
" I always like to stay even-keeled and just play the game the right way. "
" I don't like the media attention. "
" I don't like when people come out and say 'sources say' and this and that. Listen, if you can't put your name behind it, then don't say it. I don't believe in that. "
" I don't want to be a coach. I see how hard that is. "
" If I tell you there's cheese on the moon, bring the crackers. "
" If you give all your effort and all the fight and all the heart you got, it doesn't necessarily mean you're going to win, and that's what's tough about sports. "
" If you win as a unit, everybody gets credit for it. "
" I had a great relationship with Coach Nee. I liked Doc Sadler a lot. "
" I hate being on TV, hate dealing with media on TV. All that stuff, I don't like that. "
" I have a job to do, and I'm going to do my best. "
" I have seen every aspect of basketball that you can see as a player, and I think they can relate to that, and I can understand them. "
" I just can't put the pressure on of winning a championship, winning a championship, because then I'd never be able to sleep. "
" I know how loyal I was to Coach Blatt, and the people that know me understand that. I have no control over what people think. "
" I like cars and houses. I have three houses - in Atlanta, in Kansas City and Houston. "
" I like to fly under the radar. I don't like my name in everything. "
" I love the game of basketball; I love coaching. The attention, being on TV, all that stuff, that's not what it's about for me. "
" I'm always watching. I'm watching everybody. San Antonio, Houston, Golden State, Washington, Boston, I'm watching everything. And my mind is always going: it's always running, and you're always trying to get an advantage somehow. "
" I'm blessed just making it to the NBA. That was my first goal and dream. Playing with Kobe and Shaq and for a coach like Phil Jackson, and then going to play with guys like Jordan and Jerry Stackhouse, it's just a crazy experience. "
" I'm not the type of guy who wants the credit. "
" I try not to be a typical athlete. "
" It's been one heck of a ride. I came into the league playing with Kobe and Shaq and for Phil Jackson. Playing with Jordan. And so, it just has been a blessing. I can't describe it any other way. "
" It's tough coming out of Nebraska, where you're the man and you have to score, to going to the guy that sets the team up and being a role player. "
" I've been collecting jerseys and shoes my whole career. "
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