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" For me, I don't want to cheat the game by saying, or kind of doing lip service by saying, I want to be the greatest ever. I want to be able to show it. "
" It doesn't matter where you come from, what you have or don't have, what you lack, or what you have too much of. But all you need to have is faith in God, an undying passion for what you do and what you choose to do in this life, and a relentless drive and the will to do whatever it takes to be successful in whatever you put your mind to. "
" That feeling is so intoxicating, walking off the court holding the Larry O'Brien trophy. So I just want to do that again. "
" Your touch and your feel for the game is pretty much gone if you don't work on it - at least get some shots up or dribble the ball. "
" With all the travel we're doing to cold-weather cities, your mind definitely starts to wander. It gets you away from the game. Even when you arrive in a city, you're tempted to just sit in your hotel and rest. Sometimes it's nice to just get out and walk around, to see what's there. "
" My parents had us in church every Sunday, every Wednesday. It was more of a tradition at that point; I didn't have a personal relationship with the Lord until I went to the altar call one Sunday, and the youth pastor told us to make a decision for ourselves. "
" Sometimes people make it seem like you have to have certain prerequisites or a crazy life story in order to be successful in this world. But the truth is you really don't. "
" For me, when you are have people wondering what is next, what is coming out, you are on the right track. "
" I am pretty chill before games. Have a go-to routine that keeps me busy until we are ready to take the court so I'm not just sitting around anxious for the game. "
" I'm 6'3" and 185 pounds on a good day, so I probably relate more to the casual fan who watches the game and is not super athletic, not this crazy monster of physical stature. "
" Drinking water is essential to a healthy lifestyle. "
" We're going to have to work. We're going to have to play well. Nothing will be given to us. "
" It's really annoying for me. That's not what I'm playing for, to be the face of the NBA or to be this or that or to take LeBron's throne or whatever. "
" You learn that there's no right way to do it, no wrong way to do it. It's just what you feel comfortable with, to trust that, and don't let anybody box you in to a certain style of parenting or make you feel a certain way about what your kids do. "
" Shooting the ball is a part of the game. Everybody can shoot in their own way. Not everybody can make. But everybody can shoot. "
" I'm not in the business of ranking or debating who is what. "
" Right after the draft, when I came out to Oakland, there was a press conference and a dinner with the owner, GM, and Coach Nelson. We did some sightseeing and some house searching the next day, but to be honest, I had no idea what I was doing. I tried to find a spot close to our gym, because I figured that's where I'd spend most of my time. "
" You have so much fun playing games. We all love basketball, so we never want the season to end, 'cause then it's five months of sitting around and watching the playoffs. "
" I can't jump the highest. I'm obviously not the biggest, not the strongest. "
" You can play fast but not in a hurry. As a point guard, I can dictate that. "
" To excel at the highest level - or any level, really - you need to believe in yourself, and hands down, one of the biggest contributors to my self-confidence has been private coaching. "
Believe In Yourself
" I try to make it look easy, but the behind-the-scenes stuff is the challenge. "
" I want to thank God, obviously for the health, for the talent He's given me, for my family who supports me, for the things that basketball's taught me on and off the court. For the people that I've been able to meet through the game of basketball. "
" I have fun out there on the court, smiling, laughing, trying to have good demeanor. "
" Honestly, I could care less about other people's opinions about me. "