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" Before I got to the NBA, I always flew coach - it was the worst time of my life. I remember being 14 or 15, and it was such a struggle to fit into those seats. "
" No one's comfortable with losing. "
" Whatever people want to call me, I'm cool with, except 'Zinger.' "
" With my height, I probably wouldn't be able to make money playing pingpong, but I would just have fun with it. The table is too low for me. "
" I love the triangle. It's a great offense if you execute it well. "
" Low ceilings, low doors. I hate that. Oh my God, it's the worst. This world is too small for me. "
" I'm really focused on getting better as a player. "
" The first year was kind of hard for me. There was just too much attention, too much going on, and I really just wanted to focus on basketball. "
" Basketball is pretty big in Latvia. "
" I loved the Lakers in '09 and 2010. I used to get up early with my brother Janis, and we watched them win the titles. "
" You always gotta find a little bit of time for the girls, right? "
" I don't love the off-court stuff. But I know it's necessary. "
" I believe whenever you're winning and doing the right thing, you're stats will be fine, and everything else will come in place. "
Doing The Right Thing
" I would like to dunk on Shaq. "
" You can never really relax until you've signed that contract with your team. "
" I'm adding moves to my post game. I'm really working on staying low. I'm working on my strength overall, especially my legs. That's going to help me defensively as well. "
" I love playing ping pong. "
" I want to be a part of this organization, and I know the fans are a little harsh sometimes, but that's how it is here in New York, and I'm ready for it. "
" When I was eighteen and I won the European Championship - that's when I realized I had an opportunity to play in the NBA one day. "
" A coach I had in Spain, Scott Roth, he used to call me Zinger. He would yell at me all the time, 'Zinger!' It's just stuck in my head that I don't like that name. "
" I think Carmelo is a great player. He makes players around him better. Whatever thing, whatever Carmelo wants me to do, I will do that out on the court just to prove that I'm worthy enough to be on the court with him, starting with the dirty jobs - just getting rebounds, getting shots, getting blocks, and just running the court. "
" We're a basketball family. "
" The fans will talk about whatever. But when you're not doing your best, you're losing, you can't let all that get to your head. You focus and try to play hard. The fans, they will respect you for that. "
" I always try to stay aggressive. I always use my strengths and always work on my weaknesses to get better. That's just who I am. "
" You need a long-term coach to be able to win. "
" I have 'Friday.' I have 'Dinner For Schmucks.' And I have 'John Wick.' There are others too I can't think of now, but those are my go-to movies. "
" It's tough to find time to get rest. "
" That's one thing about Americans: They know how to have fun. "
" Until that moment comes when the ball comes to me every time, I have to find a way to be effective with offensive rebounds, play hard defense, blocking shots. "
" When I have difficulties, I will not complain. "
" I want to be in such a basketball city like New York. "