Words matter. These are the best Trevor Ariza Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I always thought there was more to basketball than just scoring the ball.
I don’t cry over the past or worry about spilled milk.
To me, James Harden is like basketball’s Picasso – he’s an artist whose work you respect, even if you don’t always understand its significance until later. (Or maybe Van Gogh or some other artist – I’m not an art history buff, but you get my point).
My son is an L.A boy, just like his daddy.
I’m a West Coast dude, definitely, but I do like the city of D.C. It’s cool. A lot of things to do. It’s just cold.
I wasn’t going to play in New York. By trading me to Orlando, I got a chance to play.
I don’t like ghosts.
I don’t play for self-recognition, none of that stuff.
That’s my first job on this earth is to make sure that my offspring are as smart as they can be and as well prepared for this world as they can be. So, I take that very seriously.
It’s a business. So sometimes, teams make business decisions and you’ve got to live with that.
I just try to make plays when needed and pick up the loose ends.
My mom supports me. She’s behind what I do.
Not any particular position, just whatever the coaches ask of me, I try to do.
The way I do things is I take it one day at a time. Don’t try to put too much pressure or stress on myself figuring out what somebody else is going to do. Just worry about what I got to do.
When you have players that are willing to do anything to win, usually the results are pretty good.
I hate when people score on me.
It was extremely tough to leave Washington. Especially with the chemistry that we built, players getting better over there. My family and the players, our families became really close. That was tough, I ain’t going to lie.
I’m not a big stats guy.
Nene is an unbelievable talent. He’s a nightmare for the opposing team.
On the court, I get the opportunity to just open up all my feelings, everything that’s wrong, everything I struggle with, I get to come out here and forget about it and get it out.
The doctors told me I had a bone deficiency, so I had to get my vitamin D up. I’ve been drinking a lot more milk. Still don’t like it though.
I want to play good.
I love my family a lot.
You trust your work. You understand throughout the season everything isn’t going to be perfect, stay confident, continue to take the shots you’ve been taking and whatever happens, happens.
You don’t live in the past. You live in the present and look toward the future.
When you’re young and in the NBA, it makes you grow up fast.
There’s always a switch that turns on at some point where you tell yourself, okay, the thing that I can control is the effort. When you figure that out, everything else just falls into place.
Everybody wants to start.
You just got to be comfortable where you are.
Whatever helps our team win, that’s what I’m going to do.
People get confused because we all make a lot of money and it seems crazy to the general public, but this is something that we all love to do. We play this game because we love it and if we didn’t get paid for it, most of us probably would still be playing.
Whatever is asked of me I try to do.
I’m not worried about who’s starting and who’s coming off the bench.
For me, the main thing is to continue to work, continue to grind on everything and stay focused.
I always imagined myself going up against Reggie Miller, Michael Jordan, guys like that, and I had to make the shot to win the game.
I mean that’s what a team is about: just coming together and doing the things that are needed to win.
I’m happy any time I’m on the court.
Like I’ve been saying the whole time I’ve been in the NBA: anything the coach asks me to do that I can do, I’m going to try to do. Whether it’s to score the ball or guard the center, I’ll do it.
I looked at basketball as something that I love and escape from the real world, and in order to continue to escape the real world, you got to work hard at it.
There’s going to be times where things don’t go the right way, but for the most part, if we continue to communicate, we’ll figure it out quicker.
It took for me to get to the Lakers and for my teammates to help me get through that mental block that I had. Anytime I was open, anytime it even looked like I might be open, they always told me, ‘Shoot the ball. We don’t care if it goes in or if you don’t make it. Just shoot it.’
When the team wins, everybody wins, so I can score two points, one point, get three rebounds, if our team wins, that’s all that matters to me.
My teammates have given me a lot of confidence, my coaches have also. When there’s people behind you like that, you have no choice but to get better.
I play to win, because I think that’s when you get the most praise is when you win.
Hey, everybody is entitled to think what they want to think.
I’ve always been a player who is a team guy.
I’m willing to run through a wall for my teammates, for organizations that I play for. So whatever is asked of me, I try to do.
It’s hard to see the mistakes that we make.
Playing basketball is a game that I love. I’ve been doing it since I was a kid. It’s what I always wanted to do.
No, I don’t put no pressure on myself, I just go out and play the game.