Words matter. These are the best Nikola Vucevic Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
There are many ways you can impact the game, screening and doing other things that I can to just help the team.
Being able to sustain a certain level of play is important for individuals and teams.
When you lose and you don’t play well, you feel like it’s even more of your responsibility.
Talent is part of it, but I worked my way to the level that I am.
When you play well and have fun out there, it just makes it even more fun for you and your teammates.
Once you kind of get into that rhythm where you grab a lot of rebounds every game, it kind of gets easier.
Wherever I go in Orlando, people always are nice to me and say, ‘hi’ and want to talk to me. And when they yell, ‘VOOOOOOCH!’ in games I love that.
My job, I’ve made it as far as I can and have gotten to the highest level.
When you lose and have big numbers, it’s like, ‘OK, sure, I played well, but how much does it really mean if you didn’t win?’
In season, and on game days, you are so used to shoot-around, going back home to eat lunch and sleep and then coming back to the arena for the game. Or you come and practice and then you rest.
Orlando is a great, great city. It’s safe, calm and the weather is nice as well, so kids can play outside. So, it’s a great city to raise a family.
It’s much easier when you start the season on a positive note and not have to fight from behind.
In the position that we are in, kids look up to us just like us when we were kids and we looked up to people in sports and in the NBA.
Consistency is important and you can build off that. The best teams in the league are the ones who had consistency with players and coaches.
I just think there’s something special about staying with your team for a long time and fighting through the ups and downs. Then, when good things happen the feeling is better because you fought through the downs.
That was a huge part part of my game, the postups and something I did a lot.
To have people come up to me and congratulate me and little kids telling me I’m their ‘idol,’ it’s all great.
Being in the playoffs and competing, that’s what you want as a player.
When you hit adversity on the road, you don’t get to go home and spend time with your family or friends.
When you aren’t comfortable off the court, you don’t play as well.
I write right-handed. I play soccer with my left leg. When I hold stuff – like a bag or a plate or something – it’s better if I have it in my left hand.
Your race doesn’t matter who you are as a person; we’re all equal.
That’s the best part and why you play the game – to get to the playoffs and to get to those big games, especially the ones where you have to come through or you go home. There’s so much pressure, but as an athlete you want to thrive under that pressure because that separates the great from good players.
When you achieve a high level in this league you want to do everything that you can to maintain it or do even better.
I’ve been in this league too long to let a bad shooting night… affect my whole game in general.
The most important thing is to be consistent. There are so many games, it’s hard to play at a high level consistently.
It’s a big accomplishment to be among those big names on those all-time lists of great players who played for the Magic.
Whatever the team needs me to do, I’ll be ready to do.
I’ve had a great family, great parents, sister and with my wife, I was lucky to meet her at a young age. She stuck with me through the long distance, so that was great.
Anything, any job you want to do in the world, you have to put in the work, especially when it comes to being a professional athlete – a lot of education, a lot of sacrifice, and a lot of work, but it’s all worth it at the end when you make it.
I watched so many of the Bulls games and so many of the Jordan highlights and everything else, watched ‘The Last Dance’ when it came out.
Never will I ever have any bad feelings toward Orlando; it will always be positive.
I’m not a fan of just huge beards.
It’s an amazing feeling being selected as an all-star.
That’s really the only thing that matters to me – what you’ve done as a team because basketball is a team sport.
I’d love to stay in Orlando. I like it here a lot.
When you get to be in a city for a long time, you get to know the people, know the team and know the fans and that makes it more special.
My rebounding on both ends of the floor is my best quality.
You are going to run into some bad stretches – that’s just part of the season – but while we’re playing well and feeling good, we have to take advantage and get as many wins as we can.
It was always my dream my dream to get to the NBA. I think anybody who starts playing basketball they want to get to the NBA. When I first came to the U.S., I really didn’t know what chance that I had to make it, but I just tried to put in the work and see if I could do it.
I enjoy going against guys who are better than me. Those are the guys that I need to catch up to to get to their level. So I like going against better players. I get to see where I am and it’s a fun experience.
In the NBA, things can turn around quickly.
Orlando gave me a lot since I came here, and it gave me a chance to become who I am as a player since I came here from Philly.
People are always asking me, ‘Do you want to be an All-Star? Is that your personal goal?’ I would say that it’s winning.
You can always get better and there’s no age limit where you can stop getting better as a player.
It’s sometimes hard to separate yourself from basketball when you go home from practice or games.
I don’t take anything for granted.
I can pop, I can roll, I can do different things. And sometimes guards are not used to having a big man who can do all those things.
When you’re able to play well and help your team win, there’s nothing like it.
When I was growing up I looked up to a lot of different players. I looked up a lot to my dad because he was playing.
I love soccer and I’ve always been a fan of players who stay with their teams for a long time.
For people to recognize what I do, it really means a lot to me.
I think that’s one of the best things about us being professional athletes, just being a role model for others, really embracing that and trying to do the best you can.
I just feel like I’m an established player now, I’ve been around a long time and my teammates respect me for the way that I play. So, when I do say something, I think they are going to listen to it and respect it.
Orlando is a great city to raise a family because they have great schools and there are a lot of great people around here that I have met.