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To love someone is nothing, to be loved by someone is something, to love someone who loves you is everything.
Success is a result of consistent practice of winning skills and actions. There is nothing miraculous about the process. There is no luck involved.
The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I’d made my teammates play.
Commitment separates those who live their dreams from those who live their lives regretting the opportunities they have squandered.
Learning is a daily experience and a lifetime mission. I truly believe in the saying "We work to become, not to acquire."
If you really have integrity, there are very few people who can insult you, or honor you.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
If a guy pays you five dollars, you give him seven dollars worth of work.
You can do anything you want to do if you want it bad enough
Durability is part of what makes a great athlete.
Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.
My most prized possession was my library card from the Oakland Public Library.
What distinguishes a great player is his presence. When he goes on to the court, his presence dominates the atmosphere.
Most people have a harder time letting themselves love than finding someone to love them.
If Shakespeare can compare all of life to a stage, maybe it's not odd to believe that part of the play can take place on a basketball court.
Remember that basketball is a game of habits. If you make the other guy deviate from his habits, you've got him
Heart in champions has to do with the depth of our motivation and how well your mind and body react to pressure - that is, being able to do what you do best under maximum pain and stress.
Friendship is a full-time job.
Create unselfishness as the most important team attribute.
If you can take something to levels that very few other people can reach, then what you're doing becomes art.
I think what has happened to our basketball team, we've been badly distracted. They're not reading too many positive things in the paper.
The only important statistic is the final score.
My father once told me that anyone who worked for three dollars an hour owed it to himself to put in four dollars' worth of work.
The magic to a great meeting is all of the work that's done beforehand.
The last five or six days, I've been running. The last two days, I've been running pretty hard. Everybody's got to be someplace.
What's more important than who's going to be the first black manager is who's going to be the first black sports editor of the New York Times.
Don't knock the ball in the stands, keep it in your hands!
We overreached our decision power. Sometimes our decisions have to fit the reality of the outside world.
We couldn't sustain it. And they got a lot of kids that can shoot. We just couldn't close out well enough.
The most important thing to me is the friends that I've made.
I think that David Stern is probably the greatest commissioner that any sport has ever had in the history of this country.
I tried to treat them like me and some of them weren't.