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" I would like to dunk on Shaq. "
" It's tough to find time to get rest. "
" 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. "
" I love Barcelona. Barcelona is a very, very nice city. "
" 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. "
" That's something that I gotta prove - I don't like being labeled as 'soft.' I'm not soft. "
" I will try to make my career as long as possible. For me, it's not about money, so I just love playing the game. "
" I listen to a lot of Drake and Meek Mill before games. "
" I love playing ping pong. "
" I knew there were going to be boos if the Knicks drafted me. That's how New York fans are. "
" I really wanted to get drafted by the Knicks, and it was a dream come true. I wasn't even hearing the boos that night. I was just having a special moment with my family, hugging them. "
" Whatever people want to call me, I'm cool with, except 'Zinger.' "
" I'm really focused on getting better as a player. "
" 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. "
" You need a long-term coach to be able to win. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I've got that European swagger. "
" Playing in New York, there's a lot of pressure, but me and some Europeans like the pressure. "
" I think American fans, they know more college guys than guys overseas. "
" 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 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. "
" The only thing I focus on is just winning. Once we win, everyone remembers a winner. That's what I'm focused on. "
" When I have difficulties, I will not complain. "
" 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 love New York. "
" Basketball is pretty big in Latvia. "
" I know if I play hard and show that I want to be a Knick, I know the fans will accept me. "
" I try to eat as healthy as possible and try to put some weight on. "
" I know my game. I know what I need to get better at and be better at. "