Words matter. These are the best RJ Barrett Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I used to come home crying at the beginning, ’cause I was playing against high-school guys, college guys, and I was like in the sixth grade, so it was tough.
There’s always people coming behind trying to take your spot and I don’t want anyone to take my spot.
The home games, that’s really where you can see everything – every game is packed. No matter if it’s like a game we’re going to win by a lot or a close game – everybody’s here. The fans cheer the same way and it’s great. That’s really what I can say about Duke.
I don’t really look for the spotlight, I don’t look for any of that stuff. I just want to play basketball.
I’ve dealt with a lot of media and I know the New York media different, for sure.
I work hard to be great every day.
I feel I expect greatness from myself.
I love playing at Madison Square Garden.
I want coach to be tough on me. That’s the only way, I feel, if you’re pushed, it will make you play better.
It’s the NBA summer league and everyone’s out there fighting. It’s been a great experience for me.
I’m not gonna lie, I’m a huge Patriots fan, so I like Tom Brady.
Bernard King said something great about me? Wow, he’s one of the best. I’m definitely honored and very thankful.
I want to be that guy who comes to mind when you think of Canadian basketball one day.
I’ve always been confident.
I don’t like the feeling of ‘I didn’t do enough.’
I actually like dribbling with my right more – which is weird.
I’m right-handed with everything. My mom was lefty.
My late grandfather, rest in peace, he was the biggest Knicks fan and he always told me I’d play for the Knicks, so it would mean a lot for me to play for the team.
When you put pressure on the paint, you not only score but you force the whole defense to collapse and you can make easy plays to hit shooters.
I am a big ‘try new things’ kind of guy.
I just go and play basketball. All the media stuff, it’s about looking forward to playing the game I love.
It was my mom who pushed me. My mom actually pushed my dad to train me. My dad knows what it takes to play at this level and be a really good basketball player, and he just wanted me to make the choice for myself.
Duke as a program speaks for itself. Coach K is the greatest coach of all time.
My mom grew up in Brooklyn.
If I’m tired, I’m trying to still say hi to a fan or still talk to that person ’cause that one meeting with them can impact how they think of me for the rest of their life.
My dad went far in basketball, so I just see that there are still people that are better than me. So I try to play like an underdog and I’m just trying to surpass my dad.
It’s New York City, you want to be shown in Times Square. you want your picture there. You want those kind of things. To inspire people, that’s really what it’s about.
If you can do your thing on a big stage, it helps, but then to do it against guys that are older than you still gives me confidence that all the hard work I’m putting in is really working and I just got to keep getting better.
I love playing in the Garden. My dad used to tell me stories about playing here. So to see that crowd, it’s crazy.
I just like chilling with my friends, playing ‘NBA 2K’ and stuff.
I do a lot of things with both hands. I’ve been told I have a better shooting form with my right, but I’m more comfortable with the left.
I have every goal you could possibly dream of – Rookie of the Year, NBA champion, MVP.
Not really anything wrong with Memphis. New York is just more where I wanted to be.
I’m not soft at all.
I feel I can connect with anybody. I’m definitely a personality.
When you sprain an ankle, you’re kind of off-balance a bit.
I love being a wing, you can make plays there and also get down there to download the bigs so I feel that is the perfect position for me.
Celine Dion, she’s magnificent. She has the voice of an angel.
New York, playing in the Garden, I’ve always been a player who likes to play with a lot of people watching.
A college experience is something everyone should have. Going to Waffle House late at night. Or the gym at midnight, until the wee hours of the morning. Just being kids. Hanging out.
I like lows because you can only go up from there.
I’m so overwhelmed, humbled and just honored the Knicks took the chance with me.
Everybody kind of feels something for where they grew up, where they came from.
Shaking the commissioner’s hand has always been a big thing for me. When you’re young and you watch the draft every year, you’re like, ‘That’s going to be me one day.’
I’d love to go to a Giants game.
Basketball is fun. It’s what I love to do. You got to have fun with it.
There’s always going to be something. Can’t be perfect.
Steve Nash is just so smart. He’s one of the most down-to-earth people you’ll ever meet.
It’s funny because I feel like growing up in Europe and having these different experiences, I feel like I can talk to anybody. I’m always comfortable in every situation that I go in, and that helps me on the court.
Everybody’s doing well and everybody’s achieving their goals so it’s great to see Canadian basketball on the rise.
Who doesn’t think that they’re the best? I’ve put in the work and time just like everybody else. So, yes, I do believe I’m the best player.
For me, I’m more reserved and focused once I get to the game.
My international experience has given me a feel for the game other freshmen and college players don’t have. I plan to take that to make my teammates better.
I do regular kid stuff like play video games.
I have goals, so you’re always trying to see if you’re on the right path to get where you’re trying to go.
I’m mad goofy.
Really I can do everything on the court: pass, shoot, dribble, score.
Winning a championship, really – that’s the main goal, so if you don’t do that then you can’t really say that you succeeded.
As a player you want to be on the big stage.
My dad played in so many places, so I got to learn from so many other guys and they get to teach me.