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I’ll never try to win an award. I’m out there just playing for my team.
Everybody plays back-to-backs.
It’s definitely fun when you’re able to translate your practice into the game. It’s fun, and you know that your hard work paid off.
I’m just the same guy… I don’t need to be a celebrity or a superstar.
I could have gone to a bigger school. I use it as motivation going to a school that loved me. I wanted to put them on the map and show everyone that you don’t need to go to a top school to make it in the NBA.
I’m always trying to come down with a win. That’s what matters to me and my squad.
I’m just trying to pass Tim Duncan in championships if I can one day. That’s my motivation; that’s what I strive for. Tim is one of the greatest players who has ever played, so if I could get close or reach that plateau and have my name on that list.
That’s how I grew up. Just play defense – and make a basket.
If I can get back and win a championship, that’s what I’m trying to do.
I don’t watch ESPN, don’t listen to the radio. I just go home and deal with my family.
You definitely see a difference in some guys’ games when they do get paid. I’m trying to make sure I’m not that player.
Not all water is great for you. I drink a lot of water during the day, but I stay away from certain waters because their pH levels are low. Stick to alkaline waters with a higher pH. Trust me.
I just want to keep improving, to keep getting better.
I was good. I probably could have gone to the NFL. I just hated practice.
People would ask what college are you going to, and I’d say, ‘San Diego State.’ And they’d say, ‘Why?’
When I’m away from basketball, I hang out with my friends, chill, and that’s about it.
I don’t eat the same meal or at the same time every single day. You get tired of that real quick. I just try to make sure whatever I’m eating is fresh and clean and good for my body. That’s about it.
I’m not one of the guys in the league for the fame. I’m here so I can take of my family, my mom, my friends and take care of myself.
When I was growing up, I didn’t have a hometown hero.
I try to come in with a focus to stop my man and win the game. I’m always trying to be ready to catch them off their strides by being physical enough without getting fouls.
Everything outside doesn’t matter when I’m on the court; it’s just me and nothing else. Family problems, school, what happened to my father, all the stress goes away.
If I get noticed for my individual performance, that’s what happens. Other than that, I’m just trying to win the game.
I remember being a teenager and watching 40-year-old Michael Jordan compete in his final All-Star game.
I look at film, but more than watching individual players, I’m trying to watch a team’s whole offensive scheme. I’m trying to know their tendencies so I can… guess. That’s what it comes down to, really, making the best guess.
As long as you give your best effort, I feel like that’s all you can do.
I can’t be impatient. It would show on the floor, and I won’t compete if I’m thinking about getting the ball.
I’m never trying to break a career high out there.
I’m just living in the moment, trying to win every game. That’s all I’m focused on.
It’s just the game itself that drives me. I just want to be able to compete at a high level.
I’ve been working hard to be one of the focal points in the NBA, one of the top guys.
I work all summer and throughout the whole season to be prepared for the challenges that I have to face.
I don’t care about winning an MVP – the MVP doesn’t mean you’re the best player in the league.
People always want to compare their hands to mine. Pretty much everywhere I go.
Obviously, I like guys that can defend other positions. Draymond Green is doing a great job with Golden State. Jimmy Butler brings it every night when I’m out there.
I know people are going to put the main focus on stopping me, so I need to learn how to make my teammates better by passing and creating opportunities for them.
I just think repetition and getting the game reps shooting the ball in games really helps, rather than just practicing. You can get game timing.
I don’t like to bring attention to myself. I don’t like to make a scene.
Everybody in the NBA works on their game. I just tried to follow that lead when I was in high school, college – and now.
People in the NBA are just as athletic as you. That’s the game. You have to have the change of pace. You have to change speeds to get around people.
It’s all mental. I just have to worry about my game.
I always wanted to play both ends of the floor. I never wanted to be one-dimensional.
I definitely don’t like to eat a lot before I play. I don’t like to play on a full stomach. Sometimes, if I’m feeling hungry before a game, I’ll eat one of those protein bars, but that’s it.
It’s an honor to have been considered for the team, and I hope that in the future I will have the chance to represent my country by playing for U.S.A. Basketball.
Whoever I’m playing against, I go in and try to stop their best scorer and try to get myself going on the offensive end.