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I’ve grown in maturity because I understood from an intellectual standpoint how serious Covid-19 is and all the effects it was having on our society.
Even though basketball takes up most of my time, I try to pursue intellectual interests whenever I can.
History is so deep, especially black history, so I have a lot to learn.
At the end of the day, you have to win games.
You know, seeing the analytics explosion in the NBA. It wasn’t something I was really into in college but in the NBA everything is numbers and how you can be more efficient, so that led to me trying to make my body more efficient, and obviously Fitbit was at the top of the line for that so it made sense.
I know there is an opportunity to make some money and have a life-changing effect on me and those things are great. I don’t take those things for granted whatsoever, but my focus is really on my craft.
You’ve got to just be productive, do what you need to do on the court whether its ball movement, isolation, whatever type of system you’re in, and do the best that you can do.
I always wanted to be on the same court as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
Being in the NBA and able to connect with fans through social experiences is great.
Just because I shoot a lot of threes doesn’t mean I can’t still get up.
I think if anybody has an opportunity to play professional basketball, to not transcend that into off-the-court endeavors is really a waste.
You can never not make your voice heard – there’s always more we can all be doing.
You want to know what you do best.
I think as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized the more important details. Yes, you’re going to make money. Yes, you’re going to do all these other things, but playing the game that you love every single day, that’s the most important thing to me.
I realize I got to where I am because people took the time to invest in me and make sacrifices and hopefully I can pay that forward and try to my part to help somebody else.
I was just a kid from Ames.
I didn’t have cable growing up. The only games I saw were the NBA on Sundays and the NBA Finals.
My goal from an early age was always to play in the NBA.
As a player, you always want to know what you can do. At the end of your career, you can look back and say, look, I was able to get this much out of my playing career and I was able to become this type of player. I think that’s what allows you to sleep well at night.
I have respect for the greats, like Jay-Z.
When I got to the Bay Area, everyone was talking about ‘Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley,’ so I just wanted to go and learn more about it.
It is pretty cool to see how quickly things can change.
You always want to look nice.
Coach Kerr is cool, I got a chance to spend a lot of time with him and talk to him not only about basketball, but adjusting to the Bay Area as well as his experiences and my experiences.
I don’t know if taking on Facebook is going to be a good career move for me.
Change is very slow, it takes time.
Growing up, I used to go to the Fred Hoiberg camp all the time. I used to have so much fun there – just me and my friends going to these camps, having fun playing around.
If you mess around, and you don’t take every game as seriously as possible, there’s going to be a time you get to the Finals and say look, ‘We’re not sharp right now.’ At that point, there’s nothing you can do.
When I was growing up I spent a lot of time at the Boys and Girls Club so I try to partner a lot with them to promote reading in the summers.
You have to commend the players who’ve stepped up and used their voice, who’ve been courageous, and when it came to Colin Kaepernick, had to sacrifice tremendously to get their point across.
My sister-in-law actually lives in Johannesburg with her husband.
I think it’s important that we as athletes do whatever we can to help kids, primarily helping kids of color.
Being able to win gold would be huge because you’re playing for so much more than your team, your organization, or your city. You’re playing for your country, and to be able to represent Team U.S.A. across your chest and go up there and compete, it’s the highest honor.
Ever since I was a kid – growing up in a small town in Iowa, going to Chapel Hill for college and then to the Bay Area – I’ve been interested in how communities come together to solve their differences. And I’ve always been drawn to politics and social change.
Staying low, not dipping the basketball, being efficient on my jabs and movements – paying attention to these things helped me grow and made me the player I wanted to be.
The relationship between police and African-Americans has probably always been strained.
Coming from the sports world, I’m interested in the secrets of team culture and chemistry.
There’s going to be a time when the ball stops bouncing and you have to move on to something different, whatever that is.
I’ve improved my ballhandling.
The NBA is a business.
I’m in the gym every single day.
When I look back at the people who were most influential in my life, it wasn’t Kobe Bryant, it wasn’t Michael Jordan, it wasn’t Muhammad Ali. It was regular people who do, like, regular jobs in Ames, Iowa, who had impact. My hero was the secretary in the department of music – my mom.
I love being around Dirk. Off the court, he is hilarious. Like, one of the funniest dudes I’ve ever been around and I don’t think people realize because, you know, they see him on the court as an absolute killer.
For as long as I could remember, I’ve wanted to play basketball at the University of North Carolina. Funny thing is, there was a long period of time when I wasn’t sure how much they wanted me.
I think Basketball Without Borders is huge just because of the platform that basketball is.
I love to get involved with the community by doing programs that promote literacy and education.
Food accessibility is a health crisis that has always affected underserved communities.
I love reading. I’ve had the chance to meet some of my favorite authors, that’s been really cool.
One thing about me: I don’t try to live out what ifs.
Obviously, I’m not complaining about my role at Golden State, because we won a lot of games doing that.
My mother chose ‘Jordan’ as my middle name, as a nod to her favorite basketball player.
At the end of the day, you’re a person before you are a basketball player.
Since I was the No. 1 recruit I heard a lot of similar stuff like that, LeBron James comparisons. You definitely have to respect what he’s accomplished in this league.
You have to have that balance of scoring and playmaking, and learn how to be a closer.
Most bigs aren’t used to guarding out on the perimeter.