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" I've got that European swagger. "
" I try to eat as healthy as possible and try to put some weight on. "
" I think that's the type of game I'm better at - faster paced, just moving the ball more around. "
" I pick up languages fast. "
" The first day I got drafted, I felt the fans were really passionate about basketball, and there was going to be a lot of pressure. "
" Some girls are intimidated by my height, obviously. But a lot of girls do like it, so that's cool. "
" I want to have a long career in the NBA. First, I want to be an All-Star, and hopefully one day I can win a ring with the New York Knicks. "
" For the triangle to really work, everybody needs to be on the same page and know how to play it. "
" I like the triangle. My first season, the whole first season, we played nothing but the triangle, so I know it pretty well. "
" 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 heard New York fans and people in New York are hard-working fans, so they want to see players work hard on the court. That's the first thing I've got to do. "
" I just like boxing. "
" If we can win games, it doesn't matter who is scoring. "
" Of course the defenders are trying to be physical with me. They look at me, 7-3, skinny, they try to be physical. "
" Basketball is pretty big in Latvia. "
" I think American fans, they know more college guys than guys overseas. "
" One day, I'd like to get a quadruple double, points, assists, rebounds and blocks. "
" 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. "
" It's tough to find time to get rest. "
" 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 knew there were going to be boos if the Knicks drafted me. That's how New York fans are. "
" My quiet place is in the gym. When I feel like going to church, it's for me the MSG training facility and working on my game. "
" I'm really focused on getting better as a player. "
" I know if I play hard and show that I want to be a Knick, I know the fans will accept me. "
" Nobody wants to be losing, especially in New York. It's extremely tough. That's how it is. "
" I love Barcelona. Barcelona is a very, very nice city. "
" I just really love the game. I'm very hungry, and I'm looking forward to playing in the best league in the world. "
" That's something that I gotta prove - I don't like being labeled as 'soft.' I'm not soft. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I learned English from watching American movies and American series. And you'd watch the movie the first time and not understand anything. Then you'd watch it again, and you'd start understanding more and more, and that's how I learned English. "