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Every day’s a challenge. You learn every single day.
A lot people have a strong work ethic because they want the lifestyle, or they want the money, but me, I have a hard work ethic because I love the game.
Now that the NBA has removed restrictions on the color ways we can wear on court, I can be as expressive as I want.
Until you’re a rookie, you don’t know what NBA game shape is.
It’s a great feeling when people recognize you, but at the same time, you gotta take it with a grain of salt, continue to work so you get better, because people can change on you; thoughts can change.
It’s very important, especially in the basketball culture. We like our fashion. Coming into the NBA, you definitely have to step it up because you’re competing on and off the floor. Not only on the court, basketball-wise, but a lot of us take pride in our style, too.
I wanted to explore the world and explore life. I wanted to have more to life than Flint.
All the top guys are complete players, and if I’m not, I won’t be there.
I never really had role models or guys in the NBA to show me the ropes or be a friend, mentor to me like that.
Once I got to college, I didn’t know defensive rotations; my footwork was sloppy. I used to travel every other play.
I’m a competitive person.
I don’t go to malls. I’ve just always been a simple person. I hang out, work out. That’s what I think is fun.
Flint is a very tough place to live. The environment is definitely a different type of environment than anywhere else in the country, I feel like.
I put a lot of work into my game every single day.
Every single year, there’s gonna be something else that people say I can’t do or that you can’t do in general. And it’s your job to prove them wrong.
I always tried to be an all-around player. In college, I felt like I needed to add to my game to get to another level, to get to the NBA. The NBA has really turned to positionless basketball, so it was very important to me to have an all-around game so I could stand out in front of other guys.
When I’m locked in and focused, I can do pretty much anything I want.
As a kid, I always loved sneakers and style.
There are endless possibilities for what I can wear on and off the court.
That’s one thing I try to take pride in: not changing up. Just being who I am, and having people love me or hate me for who I am.
It’s one thing to talk to a vet about something, but when you’re talking to a fellow rookie going through the same struggles you are, you kind of understand it – and you grow together like that.
Coming from Flint, I was really immature on the court and off the court.
I got a lot of confidence in myself.
I have a very high love for the game. My mom would always drop me off at the YMCA downtown in Flint, and I’d stay there all day. If she couldn’t take me, I’d take the bus there and be there until she’d pick me up when she got off work. I’ve always had the love for basketball.
I’ve got the same mentality every time I step on the floor – play my hardest and just be locked in.
LeBron is a role model in that sense. Because for him to be as good as he is and how high up he is on the totem pole, to still care about Akron, Ohio, that is tremendous and speaks volumes.
I’ve just always played with a big chip on my shoulder, and that keeps fueling me.
I just try to play the right way.
People assume that, as an NBA athlete, you can get access to any kind of sneaker you want, when in reality, it’s hard to get the exclusive releases or shoes from the past and feel confident they’re authentic.
I cherish being on the court, and I really love watching basketball, women’s basketball, whatever it is.
Everyone said I would be a second-round pick or undrafted guy – that’s all I heard coming to the draft – but I had a higher faith. I knew I was way better than that, better than how people pegged me.
I just want to be one of the greatest players to play. That’s my mind set. That’s how I approach the game.
I always said if I had a platform to speak, I am going to speak. I feel it is just important, not only for African American-related things but world things in general.
I’m the 27th pick – not too many people thought I was gonna play the way I am. It’s just a testament to having confidence and work ethic and believing in yourself and keeping the marathon going.
I’m always confident, always expect high expectations for myself.
People really don’t watch TV no more – it’s all about social media. I think it’s a great platform for showing off your brand, who you are, interacting with fans, interacting with people in general.
I was excited about going to the Lakers because they are probably the biggest brand in basketball.
My favorite commentator, NBA-wise, is probably Doris Burke.
Flint is a big, industrial city. But when I was growing up, they had the recession, lead in the water, and all this other stuff. The city was really depleted.
Everybody is going to have tough shooting nights. It’s natural.
Utah is a very special place for me. It helped me a lot.
It was great to be in the gym with Kobe. He’s so particular about the game and… why and how things work. That’s one thing I kind of love about him. If you ask him something, he’s going to tell you A, B, C, and D, and how that affects each play.
Being from Flint, especially in the basketball community, is a big deal. Basketball in Flint, you’re pretty much like a god there if you play college basketball or are lucky enough to make it to the NBA.
Mom was always worrying about the rent.
There’s always going to be obstacles and people that doubt you. So it’s about proving people wrong and bettering yourself and trying to be the best you.
Being in the weight room has helped me. Defensively, it helps because I’m not getting backed down easily. My legs are stronger, so I can move my feet better.
Lifestyle-wise, like L.A. in general, Utah is very conservative, very laid back, and L.A. is nothing like that.
Can’t blame the coaching staff for everything. It’s mutual, of course. Players mess up, coaches mess up.
ESPN puts out anything for clicks now, it kind of seems like.
I’ve got a chance to be really special.