I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era.
The best evaluation I can make of a player is to look in his eyes and see how scared they are.
As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day.
My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try.'
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.