Derrick Rose Quotes

I think that my IQ level grew as a player. I think that I [run] the game a little bit better. I’m waiting for the game to come to me, and I’m picking and choosing my spots instead of just going out there and just doing whatever because I don’t have to do that with this team.

-Derrick Rose

I want to thank my mom, Brenda Rose. My heart, the reason I play the way I play, just everything. Just knowing the days I don’t feel right, going to practice, having a hard time, I think about her when she had to wake me up, go to work and make sure I was all right. Those were hard days.

-Derrick Rose

My mom is real passionate and a family-first woman. She always told me that just because I can shoot a basketball better than someone else, I shouldn’t think that I’m better than them. I know if I change, my friends and family would lay me down. She just wants to see her kids do right.

-Derrick Rose

The hard part that I had to go through in life, period, is living in poverty and not being able to get what I want.

-Derrick Rose

Everybody’s got their poison, and mine is sugar.

-Derrick Rose

My days shouldn’t be hard because I’m doing what I’m doing and that’s playing basketball.

-Derrick Rose

When I was younger, I just thought about playing in the NBA.

-Derrick Rose

As long as I have my faith in God, I’m good. I know everything else is going to come.

-Derrick Rose

We got to win. Win no matter what. Trip, kick somebody, fight, bite. Whatever. Win.

-Derrick Rose

On Halloween, don’t you know back when you were little, your mom tells you don’t eat any candy until she checks it? I used to be so tempted to eat my candy on the way to other people’s houses. That used to be such a tease.

-Derrick Rose

Playing all of these games, getting to know everything about the NBA, you realize that you are your own business. You have business meetings to go to, signings to go to. Like, I’m only 20, but the stuff I’m doing the average 20-year-old isn’t doing.

-Derrick Rose

My thing is just staying positive. Find that thing you love doing and dedicate yourself to it. You’re going to have to sacrifice a lot of things if you want to achieve the goals you want to achieve.

-Derrick Rose

McDonald’s is over with. But chips and candy and stuff, it’s going to be hard to get away from that.

-Derrick Rose

 

 

Hard work isn’t enough. You got to believe.

-Derrick Rose

All the days that you wake up you have one job and that’s to get better, every single day.

-Derrick Rose

I couldn’t worry about anyone else but myself and my health.

-Derrick Rose

I love eating it – grilled chicken, pasta, rice, and other foods that give me long term energy. Every once in a while, my sweet tooth gets the best of me and I have to snack on some candy. Beverage wise, I stick to sports drinks, water, milk, and juice.

-Derrick Rose

The way I dress, I dress totally different than I did when I was in college. I have to – try to – look professional. You change a lot when you are in the NBA, but I know where I came from.

-Derrick Rose

If i’m not trying my best, I might as well retire.

-Derrick Rose

I believe that I’m a special player. I think people love the way I just try to play. I don’t try to impress anyone when I’m playing or anything. I just have a feel for the game.

-Derrick Rose

I wanna be great. I’m going to be great. There’s no doubt about it.

-Derrick Rose

My biggest thing is to improve my all-around game. If you don’t win, something’s wrong. Winning takes care of everything, so our biggest thing is winning.

-Derrick Rose

Whatever your goal is: dedicate yourself to it and it’s going to be a lot of sacrifice, but if you love what you want to do, it shouldn’t be a problem.

-Derrick Rose

I think a lot of people don’t understand that when I sit out it’s not because of this year. I’m thinking about long term. I’m thinking about after I’m done with basketball.

-Derrick Rose

My son is everything to me. He’s the reason why I get up and I work out the way I work out and train the way that I train. He changed everything about me, so he was a blessing.

-Derrick Rose

 

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Jeremy Lin Quotes

In many ways, the longer I live, I understand that there are so many things outside my control. That’s why I believe faith is such a big part of the story. There are so many things that were orchestrated by God, that were put into place to make this perfect storm, that created Linsanity.

-Jeremy Lin

I’m going to be honest, playing in D-League games is tough.

-Jeremy Lin

Sometimes you come up against a mountain and you end up making the mountain seem bigger than God.

-Jeremy Lin

I have worked out with the Thunder, Lakers, Knicks, Grizzlies, Spurs, and a few others before the draft. I have worked out primarily against shorter and supposedly faster players in these workouts.

-Jeremy Lin

It seems like everybody’s perception of me is very bipolar. To one group, it’s overpaid, overrated; to another group, it’s underpaid, underrated, underdog. It’s funny to me because there’s no real balance.

-Jeremy Lin

My best career decision was probably not giving up when I wanted to. God as well as my family and friends were there for me during my toughest times.

-Jeremy Lin

I would be a pastor. It is something I think about doing when my playing days are over.

-Jeremy Lin

I struggle with pride every day, but the one thing that I try to remind myself everyday is that I’m still a sinner no matter how many points/assists/win I get on the court.

-Jeremy Lin

I’m not playing for other people; if I start thinking in those terms I would put too much pressure on myself. I play basketball because that is what I love to do.

-Jeremy Lin

I agreed to film after my rookie year in Golden State. I was more used to cameras and felt that my journey to the NBA was a story worth sharing. Little did we know how much bigger the platform and documentary would become after Linsanity.

-Jeremy Lin

When you think about your relationship with Christ, it really just affects every aspect of your life. I think a lot of people try to segment off, like, ‘This is church, so this is God, this is my daily life, this is my job,’ but I think true faith is when it manifests itself in every single aspect of your life.

-Jeremy Lin

People are moved by my story, but they’re only moved by my story because of what I do on the court.

-Jeremy Lin

I get scared of a lot of attention. I get scared of the spotlight; and I’m not talking about on the basketball court.

-Jeremy Lin

 

 

I want to be a representative and be a role model for the Asian American community.

-Jeremy Lin

I’m not playing for other people; if I start thinking in those terms I would put too much pressure on myself. I play basketball because that is what I love to do.

-Jeremy Lin

When I’m on the court, I try to play with all my emotion and heart.

-Jeremy Lin

Everyone looks me and says, ‘I’m not going to let that Asian kid embarrass me. I’m going to go at him.’ That’s how it’s been my whole life.

-Jeremy Lin

My dad was the one who really loved basketball, and he was the one that put the basketball in my hands, and my mom was ‘Team Mom’ of all my teams. I used to play for three or four teams at once and she would just spend her entire afternoon driving me from practice to practice to practice.

-Jeremy Lin

I’m not playing to prove anything to anybody.

-Jeremy Lin

I love my family, I love my relatives. One special request I have is for the media back in Taiwan to kind of give them their space because they can’t even go to work without being bombarded and people following them.

-Jeremy Lin

It’s not that much about who starts; I think it’s more about who finishes and how you play with the time you’re given.

-Jeremy Lin

The first time I went to Taiwan, there were cameras, paparazzi, TV stations outside my hotel twenty-four hours a day nonstop.

-Jeremy Lin

I think I’ve always been a player who’s done better in the second half, who’s done better in the fourth quarter. That’s the fun time to play, when everything you’ve worked for the whole game boils down to those last few possessions.

-Jeremy Lin

I was shocked cause I didn’t even know that they made my jersey. I didn’t know that they made it so fast, so when I saw it I was like, I had to look three times and I was like, ‘Did they customize that?’ And then I saw a couple of other ones and I was like, ok, they must’ve made them overnight or something.

-Jeremy Lin

It seem like these days I’m the best ever or the worst ever; It’s probably somewhere in between. 

-Jeremy Lin

I won’t let any of my friends become a fan. To me, you’re either a friend or you’re a fan. That doesn’t mean my friends can’t support me, because they all do, but they can’t treat me differently than they would treat someone else. None of my friends are in awe of me.

-Jeremy Lin

Many people have said it’s messed up to dunk on my mom. All I have to say is, she was in the paint.

-Jeremy Lin

I was playing garbage minutes the first two to three weeks. There was definitely a little bit of ‘what’s going on?’ in my prayers.

-Jeremy Lin

 

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Kyrie Irving Quotes

Basketball isn’t a game; It’s an art form. You master the fundamentals so you can forget ‘em, so you can improvise and just concentrate on what really matters: getting buckets. 

-Kyrie Irving 

I’m not really a big X’s and O’s guy, but if you want to go there, I’m more of a space-the-floor type of coach: Five out, zero in, and that’s the way we play basketball, screen and roll here and there, pocket passes everywhere; it’s what it’s about.

-Kyrie Irving 

Guys like Josh Gordon need to stay in his sport and mind his own business.

-Kyrie Irving 

Work hard, stay focused and understand that nothing worth achieving comes easy. 

-Kyrie Irving 

Nobody is gonna stop you from being you, but yourself. 

-Kyrie Irving 

I went to my agent and told them, ‘I want to be on another Disney show.’

-Kyrie Irving 

In 8th grade I was semi tall, had slow feet, was barely touching the backboard.. but still got buckets! 

-Kyrie Irving 

I’m probably one of the most competitive people ever.

-Kyrie Irving 

Embrace the challenge; never run from it. Don’t ever let anyone’s thoughts or opinions affect your drive to be great.

-Kyrie Irving 

I’m going to give input when I need to. When it needs to be said.

-Kyrie Irving 

Release everything you have and never look back; never be afraid to be the best.

-Kyrie Irving 

I love the gym; I love basketball. I’m really passionate about it.

-Kyrie Irving 

All those expectations and pressures that are on me – they’re outweighed by the standard that I keep myself at.

-Kyrie Irving 

Directors tell me what to do, and I kind of just put my own twist to it, just to get inside my personality that everybody doesn’t really get to see – my off-the-court interests and the way I act. It’s just me.

-Kyrie Irving 

 The only thing I command is respect.

-Kyrie Irving 

Endless opportunities each day we wake up…try to take advantage of every one of them.

-Kyrie Irving 

I do feel like a Clevelander. Every time, when people ask me, I automatically say, ‘My home is Cleveland.’

-Kyrie Irving 

I have a lot to prove and I’m gonna do it.

-Kyrie Irving 

Draft day is a hectic day, especially for draftees and, more or less, for management.

-Kyrie Irving 

 

 

Gotta go to the getaway spot.. 10 ft. basket and a leather object.

-Kyrie Irving 

I do have a chef, but I still go out. Sometimes I can still blend in, and sometimes I get a little bombarded. It’s the best of both worlds.

-Kyrie Irving 

I’m ready to reach my full potential and the only way to do that is to play against the best every single night.

-Kyrie Irving 

I’ve been musically inclined since I picked up an instrument in the fourth grade. I just really appreciate music. I love to listen to it; I love to sing. I wouldn’t consider myself, like, a natural singer. I just developed it over time, honestly, just listening. I’m a great listener to music.

-Kyrie Irving 

I only know one way to play, and that’s hard.

-Kyrie Irving 

You want to keep the defense guessing.

-Kyrie Irving 

My dream and family >>> everything else.

-Kyrie Irving 

When I’m playing the 1-guard, teams do a great job of just loading up and preparing for my drives and preparing for my three-point shots.

-Kyrie Irving 

We strive to make our parents/guardians proud.. I know I always wanted to make my father proud; that’s why I put so much pressure on myself.

-Kyrie Irving 

I’ve worked countless hours in the gym, so I feel like I’m already prepared for the game. So when I’m listening to music pregame, it’s really just about personal enjoyment.

-Kyrie Irving 

 

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Magic Johnson Quotes

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Research your idea. See if there’s a demand. A lot of people have great ideas, but they don’t know if there’s a need for it. You also have to research your competition.

-Magic Johnson

I’m proudest of my life off the court. There will always be great basketball players who bounce that little round ball, but my proudest moments are affecting people’s lives, effecting change, being a role model in the community.

-Magic Johnson

Sometimes friends move apart from each other for whatever reason.

-Magic Johnson

You don’t have to be Magic to be special. You’re already special, you’re you.

-Magic Johnson

God blessed me with two unbelievable parents, and I am just like both of them. I have the smile and charisma of my mother and the big heart of my mom, because she wants to save the world and help the world, so I am just like her.

-Magic Johnson

Everybody on a championship team doesn’t get publicity, but everyone can say he’s a champion.

-Magic Johnson

I tell people to look at me and understand that everybody first told me that I couldn’t be a 6-foot, 9-inch point guard, and I proved them wrong. Then they told me I couldn’t be a businessman and make money in urban America, and I proved them wrong. And they thought I couldn’t win all these championships, and I proved them wrong there as well.

-Magic Johnson

Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.

-Magic Johnson

I’ve always been a leader my whole life. I’ve always led. I didn’t know how to do anything else.

-Magic Johnson

There’s winning and there’s losing, and in life you have to know they both will happen. But what’s never been acceptable to me is quitting.

-Magic Johnson

Every kid, every minority kid can be so successful if they focus on their education.

-Magic Johnson

You’re the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it.

-Magic Johnson

I have a fond place in my heart for Seattle, so I hope that an NBA team comes back to this great city, this great sports city.

-Magic Johnson

I’m a big believer in dreaming. If you don’t dream it, you can’t become it.

-Magic Johnson

I like to take walks in the park by myself, where no one can bother me and I can think.

-Magic Johnson

I’m at peace with myself. The main thing is not letting people dictate what I do or what I am.

-Magic Johnson

 

 

A lot of black guys always ask me, ‘Did Larry Bird really play that good?’ I said, ‘Larry Bird is so good it’s frightening.’

-Magic Johnson

Manhood is taking care of your family and being able to bless other people. Not yourself – but whether you can bless other people.

-Magic Johnson

I’ll hear people say every so often that having HIV must not be so bad – ‘Just look at Magic and how well he’s doing.’

-Magic Johnson

I am and will always be a Laker for life.

-Magic Johnson

Young people want you to be real with them.

-Magic Johnson

Any guy who can maintain a positive attitude without much playing time earns my respect.

-Magic Johnson

I got blessed from my mom. She’s the personality; she’s the one who smiled, so I took on part of her, and who also wanted to help and save the world. Then I took on part of my dad, who is tough.

-Magic Johnson

I never think that there’s something I can’t do, whether it’s beating my opponent one on one or practicing another hour because something about my game is just not right.

-Magic Johnson

No one plans to get sick or hurt – I certainly didn’t – but most people will need medical care at some point in their lives.

-Magic Johnson

When you face a crisis, you know who your true friends are.

-Magic Johnson

I respect women to the utmost.

-Magic Johnson

If the community is happy, then they support your business and if your business is doing well, then you can give back even more to the community.

-Magic Johnson

I thank Him every chance I get – on my knees praying.

-Magic Johnson

I was around when my father finished the last payment of his house. I remember like it was yesterday. He had worked all those years to own that house and he cried. He was so excited and so happy and I want to see other people get that feeling, too.

-Magic Johnson

I’m from there. You know, when you grow up with these people and see them every day and then you look at the numbers it was easy; it was a no-brainer. And when Sony took a look, it was a no-brainer to them, too.

-Magic Johnson

 

 

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Stephen Curry Quotes

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Every time I rise up, I have confidence that I’m going to make it.

-Stephen Curry

I can’t say it enough: how important my faith is to how I play the game and who I am, so – I’m just blessed and I’m thankful;  for where I am.

-Stephen Curry

I’m not the guy who’s afraid of failure. I like to take risks, take the big shot and all that. 

-Stephen Curry

I can do all things.

-Stephen Curry

I’ve never been afraid of big moments. I get butterflies.. I get nervous and anxious, but I think those are all good signs that I’m ready for the moment. 

-Stephen Curry

I love playing basketball; there’s no doubt about it. It’s something I’ve been doing since – what, mom and dad, two? With Fisher Price goals. My grandma’s here; we were talking about it yesterday. She used to be my commentator. She used to be Bob Fitzgerald for me counting down the scores. I hit a game-winning shot or whatever, and I’d stumble over and give her a high five, stuff like that.

-Stephen Curry

I’d rather be a non-All-Star playing in the Western Conference finals than an All-Star who’s sitting at home in May. 

-Stephen Curry

When it come to basketball, I was always the smallest kid on my team. I had a terrible, ugly, catapult shot from the time I was 14 because I wasn’t strong enough to shoot over my head, and I had to reconstruct that over the summer and it was the worst three months of my life. You’d think there are no hurdles or obstacles that I had to overcome, but even when I got to high school I wasn’t ranked. I wasn’t ranked. I wasn’t highly touted as a high school prospect. I had nobody really running, knocking on my door saying “Please, please, please come play for our school.”

-Stephen Curry

Be the best version of yourself in anything you do. You don’t have to live anybody else’s story. 

-Stephen Curry

 

 

If you take time to realize what your dream is and what you really want in life- no matter what it is, whether it’s sports or in other fields- you have to realize that there is always work to do, and you want to be the hardest working person in whatever you do, and you put yourself in a position to be successful. And you have to have a passion about what you do. Basketball was mine, and that’s what’s carried me to this point.

-Stephen Curry

I can get better. I haven’t reached my ceiling yet on how well I can shoot the basketball.

-Stephen Curry

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. 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.

-Stephen Curry

I like to get in passing lanes and use my hands, and kind of be a pest out there.

-Stephen Curry

Make sure you live in the moment and work your butt off every single day, and I hope I inspire people all around the world to just be themselves, be humble, and be grateful for all the blessings in your life.

-Stephen Curry

Being a superstar means you’ve reached your potential, and I don’t think I’ve reached my potential as a basketball player and as a leader yet. 

-Stephen Curry

I really cherish everything that basketball brings; and I think, for me, it’s been a great ride and I’m not done yet.

-Stephen Curry

There’s more to life than basketball. The most important thing is your family and taking care of each other and loving each other no matter what.

-Stephen Curry

A championship- that’s the ultimate goal. This [the 2015 MVP] is a minor checkpoint on that mission.

-Stephen Curry

I do a little sign on the court every time I make a shot or a good pass and I pound my chest and point to the sky – it symbolizes that I have a heart for God. It’s something that my mom and I came up with in college and I do it every time I step on the floor as a reminder of who i’m playing for. 

-Stephen Curry

 

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Quotes

I want people to understand that I intend to continue living and doing all the things that I love to do up until the end. And the end is by no means rushing up on me.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team. 

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

When I was 17, I worked in a mentoring program in Harlem designed to improve the community. That’s when I first gained an appreciation of the Harlem Renaissance, a time when African-Americans rose to prominence in American culture. For the first time, they were taken seriously as artists, musicians, writers, athletes, and as political thinkers.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream. 

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The word ‘leukemia’ is a very frightening word. In many instances, it’s a killer and it’s something that you have to deal with in a very serious and determined way if you’re going to beat it.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The extra pass and the extra effort on defense always get the job done. 

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

In athletics there’s always been a willingness to cheat if it looks like you’re not cheating. I think that’s just a quirk of human nature.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

You can’t win unless you learn how to lose. 

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I have to say I have an incredible musical education because of my father.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

As a parent, I have a job as a role model to my children, and by extension, to other young people. 

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The ’80s made up for all the abuse I took during the ’70s. I outlived all my critics. By the time I retired, everybody saw me as a venerable institution. Things do change.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice. 

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Today’s youth are told to get rich or die trying and they really shouldn’t take that attitude forward with them.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I’m not going to disappear.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

It’s OK to make mistakes. That’s how we learn. When we compete, we make mistakes.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

My biggest accomplishment has been making a transition from athlete to author.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 

 

I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

When we went up against teams that were better, I just hoped that we could steal the victories.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Five guys on the court working together can achieve more than five talented individuals who come and go as individuals.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I think a lot of people, if they get the opportunity to do some acting, they think, ‘I might be a star.’

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I’m not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I think I really benefited from going to college.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

If they took the idea that they could escape poverty through education, I think it would make a more basic and long-lasting change in the way things happen. What we need are positive, realistic goals and the willingness to work. Hard work and practical goals.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I think I did very well against everyone who tried to defend me.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go. Don’t ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

A team will always appreciate a great individual if he’s willing to sacrifice for the group.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I think the NBA will certainly survive without Michael Jordan.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Your mind is what makes everything else work.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

My most memorable moment came in 1985 as we beat the Boston Celtics.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

If not for the success that medicine has made, I might be part of a much different story right now.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

You got guys now declaring they’re ready to play pro ball in their second or third year of high school. It’s crazy! They’re missing so much.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I’ve always tried to stay out of the fray and not be an object of controversy.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Music is really something that makes people whole.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

LeBron James can get a shot off under any and all circumstances and he makes them.

-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 

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Damian Lillard Quotes

So what world are we referring to that would “let you be great”? I mean LET you be anything? This life is the grind.. Seek and you shall find. 

-Damian Lillard

If your dreams don’t match your actions, you can either change your dreams or change your actions.

-Damian Lillard

Whenever I’m on the court, I feel like I’m making a statement and a case that I belong. 

-Damian Lillard

If you want to look good in front of thousands, you have to out work thousands in front of nobody.

-Damian Lillard

I chose the number zero because I’m from Oakland, I went to school in Ogden and now I’m playing in Oregon. 

-Damian Lillard

Anytime odds get stacked up against me, I feel like it’s in me to beat it.

-Damian Lillard

Be different… It makes a difference.

-Damian Lillard

 I just want to keep working hard, stay humble, and keep trying to win games.

-Damian Lillard

 

 

I don’t play the game selfish. I want to find guys and make the next guy look good.

-Damian Lillard

Why not make history?

-Damian Lillard

If another person’s words can knock you off balance, then you need to check your foundation and see what you’re built on.

-Damian Lillard

I always get down when I see people in life threatening situations with their health. When they’re young it makes me feel I’m not grateful enough.

-Damian Lillard

When you love who YOU are so much , it makes other people want to love you too out of curiosity. Being you is great enough. Never forget it!

-Damian Lillard

A reputation is something you have to keep earning. If not it will disappear like it never existed. OWN it… Forever!

-Damian Lillard

Being “fancy” or “entitled” I can’t stand. Some of us are doing better , but that certainly does not mean we ARE better.

-Damian Lillard

Sometimes you have to check yourself.

-Damian Lillard

People can be so childish. Social media is a tool but also strains our ability to communicate.

-Damian Lillard

I believed I could do anything. There was even a point where I wanted to be a professional wrestler.

-Damian Lillard

 

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Paul George Quotes

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The worst has happened, the best is next. 

-Paul George

It’s a job that requires as much time as you want to give it.

-Paul George

I’ve never played the game with any hesitancy. That’s the reason I’m probably in this cast. I play my hardest, I give my all, I leave it all on the floor. Not one moment do I expect to get injured or feel limited on the court. Although I’m not looking at that right now I won’t be hesitant when I come back. 

-Paul George

We came out to win, and knew that we were going to battle back and win Game 4 and Game 5. We were all fired up, and the emotional level of wanting it more allowed us to come out on top.

-Paul George

It felt like gasoline was on my leg. Just internally, just on fire. My leg felt like it was in flames. It was a quick five minutes and then my body went into shock. (Paul George on what it felt like in the moment he broke his lower right leg.) 

-Paul George

Clayton was such a warm, delightful person. He was a coach to be sure, but he was also a real educator. He could talk your ear off on a lot of subjects, not just football.

-Paul George

 

 

If you ain’t got a mindset to win; if you’re happy being second, I can’t deal with you. 

-Paul George

It’s about raising awareness of these issues and breaking down perceptions.

-Paul George

I get a lot out of playing defense and guarding guys; it’s a game within a game to me. 

-Paul George

We don’t give (kids) a gun without training them. We don’t give them a car without training them. Why would we give them a computer without the appropriate training?

-Paul George

The harder I work the higher I climb… I DON’T believe in Freebies!

-Paul George

It absolutely is a throwback. Cuban exiles are still worried about the Castro issue, and they hinge everything around that issue, the existence of Castro. But the rest of the country has long forgotten that this Cold War period ever happened.

-Paul George

I took a lot of things for granted before, so when you lose smoothing like basketball, which is everything to me, it hurts.

-Paul George

This campaign continues to be tremendously helpful to us. Though we are in need of donations year round, the Town Pump fundraiser is one of the main resources we rely on in the fall. Their support has been wonderful.

-Paul George

Obsessed with success so much that I fail to rest.

-Paul George

 

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Anthony Davis Quotes

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When people talk about the greatest ever, I want to be in that conversation. I’m nowhere close to it.. But it’s where I want to go. 

-Anthony Davis

I always tried so hard to fit in, and then I figured out that I didn’t want to fit.

-Anthony Davis

I’m a basketball player, and I’m still going to guard the rim whoever is out there. It doesn’t matter if I’m a power forward or a center. My job doesn’t change. 

-Anthony Davis

I love opera, I love writing for the voice, I love telling stories with music.

-Anthony Davis

Me playing well and us losing doesn’t mean anything. I want to win, so I don’t care about having two points, four points or 30 points. As long as we get win, that’s all that really matters. 

-Anthony Davis

We worked so hard, spent so much time in weight room and in camps to be where we are today. We wanted to come out and be as good as any team in the state, to prove we could hang with any team at any time.

-Anthony Davis

I just want to win, man. That’s the biggest thing for me. All the All-Star selections and gold medals are fine—I definitely want win another gold medal. But for my team, I want to win.

-Anthony Davis

Only one music comes out of me.

-Anthony Davis

 

 

I’m working on everything. There’s nothing that I don’t want to learn. There’s nothing that I don’t want to succeed in as far as things on the court. Whatever the coaches think I need to work on, I’m going to work on in the offseason in order to try and get better. You never know when you are going to need that one tool in a certain situation. So, I’m just trying to work on becoming the full package.

-Anthony Davis

If I keep working hard, playing hard and doing what I have to do, making my team win and do what the coaches want me to do, do what the veterans want me to do, I think the sky is the limit. But I have to always stay humble.

-Anthony Davis

You definitely have to learn to start saying no. You’re going to lose a lot of friends. You just have to live with it.

-Anthony Davis

 

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Blake Griffin Quotes

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It seemed like we were losing every night for a different reason. Now we’re winning a different way every time. It’s a great feeling. 

-Blake Griffin

Take care of your body from the inside out.

-Blake Griffin

The people that are surrounding me have my best interest.

-Blake Griffin

Grandparents get older and they can’t do things for themselves anymore. I’m gonna struggle with that. Because I hate depending on people to do anything for me.

-Blake Griffin

I was always chasing Taylor, trying to keep up with him.

-Blake Griffin

If you read a label and just look up the ingredients, you’ll be able to figure out really  easily what’s good for you and what’s bad. 

-Blake Griffin

After you have a big game, you can’t just say, ‘That’s it, I’ve arrived’ by any means. I’m always pushing it to be better. You always want to be better than you are, no matter what. I think that’s important.

-Blake Griffin

We’re not going to think about what’s happened in the past.

-Blake Griffin

It’s cool to actually have my own trading card. 

-Blake Griffin

The sincerity with which you do things, that’s what shapes your life. 

-Blake Griffin

Teams want me to do something stupid. You want to get to the point where nothing effects you,  where you control them.

-Blake Griffin

People can’t measure the amount of heart you have and how much you’re willing to fight for something.

-Blake Griffin

Once you become complacent and once you’re happy with your performance or whatever it is, I don’t think you’ll get better as quickly.

-Blake Griffin

I’m thankful for some of the bad experiences I had. They helped me with the way I view people and see them for who they really are.

-Blake Griffin

The best part is if you dunk on someone at home and they show it on the replay! 

-Blake Griffin

If you love the game you love playing, just have fun and enjoy it. Work hard and don’t get bogged down by it.

-Blake Griffin

 

 

I’m going to be working on my shot. Working on extending my range. Keep working on everything, and really studying the game.

-Blake Griffin

Every season is so much different and you go through your ups and downs, you figure your team out, you get to play against great teams. Some of the best competition there’s been since I’ve been in the league. Just every night, night in and night out we get to play with the top guys, the top teams. It’s a lot of  fun.

-Blake Griffin

I followed Taylor everywhere. I was always trying to catch up after him or go with him.

-Blake Griffin

You have to fall in love with the process  of becoming great.

-Blake Griffin

This must be how the guys in Space Jam felt when MJ gave them their powers back through that old basketball.

-Blake Griffin

My dad was a huge basketball influence to me on and off the court. Playing for him and having him around, having him push me harder than maybe another coach would have was a huge blessing for me. Getting to play with my brother was an unreal experience at Oklahoma, in college, it’s some of  the funniest times I’ve had in basketball, and I’ll cherish those memories forever. 

-Blake Griffin

I’m not a huge fan of plastic surgery, for either guys or girls.

-Blake Griffin

 

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