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Charles Barkley play
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 time
When I step on that basketball court, I'm thinking about basketball, I'm thinking about winning - but there's so much that goes into thought about how I'm going to open this game up to others. It's so much more than just basketball.
Carmelo Anthony thinking
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
Larry Bird work
Everyting negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.
Kobe Bryant opportunity
Everybody is different. Everybody has different styles. Just do it the best way you know how.
Vince Carter body
I believe that good things come to those who work.
Wilt Chamberlain work
I'm surrounded by nothing but great people. I've been blessed with that, so really, I've got no choice but to be an all-around good person.
Tim Duncan people
I don't know what I'm going to do tomorrow. I just know for sure I'm going to keep playing basketball.
Kevin Durant play
I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.
Julius Erving believe
Everybody always thinks the grass is always greener.
Patrick Ewing body
At the end of the day, you're responsible for yourself and your actions and that's all you can control. So rather than be frustrated with what you can't control, try to fix the things you can.
Kevin Garnett action
It doesn't matter who gets what. It's just a matter of doing what it takes to win.
Pau Gasol win
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
Michael Jordan people
But at the end of the day, every star, every person that been iconic, has gone through a time in their lives where it was just bad. Everybody. It just made them better.
Dwight Howard time
You cant be afraid to fail. Its the only way you succeed - youre not gonna succeed all the time, and I know that.
Lebron James time
Just celebrate the life you had, not the life you couldve had.
Magic Johnson life
A lot of women say they love being pregnant, but I wasnt such a big fan.
Marion Jones love
A lot of late nights in the gym, a lot of early mornings, especially when your friends are going out, youre going to the gym, those are the sacrifices that you have to make if you want to be an NBA basketball player.
Jason Kidd friends
I have many friends and family members who have served (or are currently serving) in our nations Armed Forces. I have such a profound respect for what they do day in and day out.
Karl Malone family
When you have God-given talent, I think that that kind of hinders your practice habits and thats what I think it did to me.
Tracy Mcgrady you
Endangered species are our friends.
Yao Ming friends
You have to rely on your preparation. You got to really be passionate and try to prepare more than anyone else, and put yourself in a position to succeed, and when the moment comes you got to enjoy, relax, breathe and rely on your preparation so that you can perform and not be anxious or filled with doubt.
Steve Nash joy
Off the floor, Im really laid back: like, nothing really fazes me too much. But on the floor, I do get emotional and a little carried away. However, I started playing when I was 13 to have fun with my teammates, and that never stopped. I enjoy traveling and having fun in the locker room with the guys. Life is too short to be miserable.
Dirk Nowitzki art
For all my friends in the media who like quotes, mark this quote down. From this day on Id like to be known as The Big Aristotle because Aristotle once said, Excellence is not a singular act; its a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.
Shaquille Oneal quotes
Allah says in the Quran not to despise one another. So the criterion in Islam is not color or social status. Its who is most righteous. If I go to a mosque - and Im a basketball player with money and prestige - if I go to a mosque and see an imam, I feel inferior. Hes better than me. Its about knowledge.
Hakeem Olajuwon knowledge
I am, first of all, a basketball player. Ive done this for so very long... For me, its been essential to be successful on the court.
Tony Parker success
If my son is happy, then I am happy.
Chris Paul happy
Life changes when you have a child, when you have your own family. You become more careful about what you do. Youre not going to be out late, going out to clubs, hanging out with your friends. Youre going to be at home, taking care of your daughter, playing with her.
Paul Pierce change
If youre a basketball player, youve got to shoot.
Oscar Robertson you
This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you cant see how deep it is.
Dennis Rodman life
My days shouldnt be hard because Im doing what Im doing and thats playing basketball.
Derrick Rose day
Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.
Bill Russell men
Be yourself. Dont try too hard - it shows.
Amare Stoudemire self
I understand that Im not perfect. I made mistakes and I had a hand in everything thats happened to me, good and bad.
Dwyane Wade good
When its time for me to walk away from something, I walk away from it. My mind, my body, my conscience tell me that enough is enough.
Jerry West science
LeBron James can get a shot off under any and all circumstances and he makes them.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar