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" Do I need my number retired throughout the course of the league to acknowledge what I've done? No. "
" In any investment, you expect to have fun and make money. "
" In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I've been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball. "
" The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace. "
" I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying. "
" I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result. "
" I hope the millions of people I've touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude. "
" Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. "
" My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes. "
" Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. "
" I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era. "
" When I was playing before I retired, I never really understood the appreciation and the respect that people gave me. People had treated me like a god or something, and that was very embarrassing. "
" I want to be perceived as a guy who played his best in all facets, not just scoring. A guy who loved challenges. "
" One day, you might look up and see me playing the game at 50. Don't laugh. Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. "
" I'd like to be settled into somewhat of a normal life. Somewhat. I know it's never going to be completely normal. "
" My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength. "
" I want to wake up every day and do whatever comes in my mind, and not feel pressure or obligations to do anything else in my life. "
" You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. "
" I do not have a problem, I enjoy gambling, but I think people are trying to make it seem like I have a problem, because people really don't know. "
" I know the signs of scaredness. "
" Winning isn't always championships. "
" There's only one Michael Jordan. "
" I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. "
" It's absolutely wrong that I don't want guys to challenge me. And the people who say that aren't in the room. "
" Purchasing the Bobcats is the culmination of my post-playing career goal of becoming the majority owner of an NBA franchise. "
" Ultimately, if you can say that I'm a bad owner and we're winning championships, I can live with that. But if we're not making the playoffs and we're spending and losing money, then I have to look in the mirror and say maybe I'm not taking the necessary steps to doing what it takes to run an organization. "
" Playing sick. That is so hard to do. It has to be a total mental challenge, as well as the physical challenge. "
" Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation. "
" I've had tendinitis since college. "
" My challenge when I came back was to face the young talent, dissect their games, and show them maybe that they needed to learn more about the game than just the money aspect. "
" In reality, I never want to grow up. "