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" I pick up languages fast. "
" It's tough to find time to get rest. "
" One day, I'd like to get a quadruple double, points, assists, rebounds and blocks. "
" The only thing I focus on is just winning. Once we win, everyone remembers a winner. That's what I'm focused on. "
" Us three brothers - me, Janis, and Martins - we made a bet. We all sat down and said we were going to grow our hair out. But after a month or two, they cut their hair. But I was too young to make the decision about whether I would get a haircut, so mine just kept growing. And it was so long that I decided I should start rocking those cornrows. "
" Playing in New York, there's a lot of pressure, but me and some Europeans like the pressure. "
" I just like boxing. "
" Of course the defenders are trying to be physical with me. They look at me, 7-3, skinny, they try to be physical. "
" It's a dream come true for me to be an idol for those kids. One little moment from my life that I spend with that kid, he might remember that for the rest of his life, that he met me that day when he was 10 years old. "
" Nobody wants to be losing, especially in New York. It's extremely tough. That's how it is. "
" I knew there were going to be boos if the Knicks drafted me. That's how New York fans are. "
" You need a long-term coach to be able to win. "
" 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. "
" I know my game. I know what I need to get better at and be better at. "
" I love Barcelona. Barcelona is a very, very nice city. "
" You can never really relax until you've signed that contract with your team. "
" No one's comfortable with losing. "
" I love the triangle. It's a great offense if you execute it well. "
" Believe it or not, I've never been on the subway. "
" I'm a student of the game. "
" At the end of the day the thing I want most of all is winning. "
" 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. "
" 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 learned Spanish in five or six months. "
" I don't love the off-court stuff. But I know it's necessary. "
" It's not a good feeling when you get booed. But I don't want to be good because somebody booed me. I want to be great player because that's the way I am. "
" We knew the European players that went to the NBA and had great careers, and we knew the ones that went and had terrible careers or finished early. We were prepared for a lot of criticism. "
" We're a basketball family. "
" 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. "
" I'm never really happy with anything I do. "
" If we can win games, it doesn't matter who is scoring. "