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I’m just trying to get better day by day, year after year and try to give everything I have.
I’m afraid of bees.
After every good win, you build momentum and confidence.
I’m from Europe. Obviously, nobody knows what I was doing over there. So I can understand how people were kind of nervous about me. But I always felt like I was going to be an NBA player.
Obviously, as a player you want to win.
That’s basically what my parents taught me throughout my childhood, being intense and consistent. In my opinion, those are the hardest things to do in the NBA.
I did a television commercial when I was 12 back home with Diaw. I have known him a long time. We are very close.
Balto’ was one of my favorite movies. Balto is the Disney character that’s like half-dog, half-wolf. There’s a statue of Balto in Central Park.
I had to earn everything. So to have an opportunity to be a primary perimeter option on the offense is really something that I really enjoy.
England is not really a basketball country.
You can’t waste energy or spend energy on things you can’t control.
I just have always been ambitious.
When you have so much pressure with basketball and the results in the NBA, to just go home and have a dog that loves you regardless of how well you played, it’s great.
If you’re French, you definitely have to respect Tony Parker for what he did.
Preseason is preseason. It’s actually made to make mistakes and to learn from your teammates and plays and stuff.
Being on the sidelines is no fun for me.
I consider myself a guy that competes really hard, so I’m not concerned about the defense at all.
My first NBA game was in Paris. It was Miami against the Nets, and Vince Carter was playing.
There’s no doubt in my mind. I think defensively, the number one thing is knowing the job and to compete.
Once the season starts you start to get into a rhythm.
That’s what really motivates me, being great.
It just feels good to talk to the coaches and know what they’re expecting so I can get better and just be happy.
Regardless of what’s going on, I’ve just got to make the right play.
Historically I’ve been really good in fourth quarters actually.
When your mind is not right you’re obviously not going to play good.
The wolf is my favorite animal.
If you’re fighting someone, you’re just not scared of too much.
I wish I could be as consistent as I am during my great games every night.
I grew up with champions around me, so I knew what it was like to be ambitious and to work very hard.
I have confidence in my work.
I watch the game. I can feel the game. I don’t need to be finessed.
You get confidence with winning, but you win with confidence.
Nobody dreams of being on the bench or sitting in the corner.
When you step on the court, you obviously think about basketball.
That’s big to be able to speak another language on the court.
My mom told me that she dislocated her fingers three times. And my dad: four times.
I know who I am and know what I’m capable of doing.
If you are feeling pressure, it should be before you get a contract and not after it.
I think I’m a good defender, for sure.
The thing that I focus on is giving all that I have every day and then if I become a great player, then great.
I’ve seen my dad practice and, trust me, when you are 6 years old and you see that, it stays with you. My dad was a coach who taught the judo fighters and they would be throwing up because they would be so tired from working.
Obviously nobody takes preseason lightly. But there’s not the same intensity, there’s not the same focus.
If I’m on the court, I can play.
I enjoy winning. I just think it’s just how I was brought up from a fighters’ family.
I don’t need soft talk. I’m not an old player, but a veteran. It’s OK, my feelings won’t get hurt.
I’m not someone who thinks ahead. I stay in the moment, or just try to.
I don’t want to be a mediocre player or average.
When you have an open shot, it’s an open shot and it’s not about your role or the offense.
When you know you’re gonna have the opportunity to shoot the ball, because the coach draws up the play at the timeout, boom instantly you think about the play, you kind of like block away everything, and you think about the play and you kind of visualize yourself making the shot that you’re gonna take.
As a player it’s always fun to play with young guys.
The mentality that I have now comes from my parents, both of whom were judo fighters and they were very competitive.
My parents are both professional athletes, so I always grew up in an ambitious way and I worked hard.
I need to be the best player I can, score and play defense.
I don’t really like the word ‘dream’ because that makes it seem like it’s something that’s never going to happen. Playing in the NBA, since Day 1, it’s something that I’ve wanted to do and I’m realizing all my goals now.
I have to keep working, keep getting stronger, keep shooting – every day, every day, to get better. That’s how great players become great players.