There is nothing wrong with dedication and goals, but if you focus on yourself, all the lights fade away and you become a fleeting moment in life.
Shooting is nothing. Anybody can shoot. The big charge is putting on a show for the crowd.
I got by on talent. That was my fatal mistake.
I don't want to play 10 years and then die of a heart attack when I'm 40.
When I arrived, I felt the spotlight shining brightly on me, and I knew the sharks were ready to strike if I did not pan out and prove myself to be the showman and the player the college ranks had labeled me to be.
My life had no meaning at all. I found only brief interludes of satisfaction. It was like my whole life had been about my whole basketball career.
They don't pay you a million dollars for two-hand chest passes.
It's hard when your father's the coach. Sometimes you don't know where one leaves off and the other begins.
I lived my life one way for 35 years, for me. And then the focus came in on what I really was.
Most of my career was negative.
I accomplished what I set out to do, but I lost my discipline and my career.