Words matter. These are the best Malcolm Brogdon Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
My whole career, I’ve been an underdog, I’ve been underestimated. Therefore, I’ve had a chip on my shoulder my entire career. Being drafted in the second round when you think you’re supposed to be in the first round, a lottery pick, the chip grows bigger. And you have more to prove.
I want people to have clean water. People in this country take it for granted, the ability to drink clean water whenever they want. There are millions of people far less fortunate in this world, and it’s my duty to do as much as I can to change that. I don’t see that as insurmountable at all.
I don’t pay attention to what people think. I don’t really care what people think. All that matters is my teammates and my coaches.
My parents never planted the seed that anything was impossible. They planted the seed that things were doubly hard for a black man. My brothers and I made sure we outworked people and were better than everyone we were around.
I see guys like Colin Kaepernick in the NFL. Guys like Marshawn Lynch, they’re sitting down; they’re making statements. They’re standing up for what they believe in, and I think it’s terrific.
I think college has helped me.
I always look forward to playing great players, great scorers, because I pride myself on my defense.
I’ve been a bit surprised, and encouraged, by the NBA’s support for athletes that speak out. Compared to the NFL, it’s night and day.
The game is about making the right decisions.
As a three shooter, seeing one go through the net, that’s all you need to just be shooting it confidently again.
A lot of times,, you are not going to fit in; a lot of times you are going to have to skip those parties to get to where you want to be.
I saw from a very young age the value of clean water in communities in Africa. I made a promise to myself that once I reached a time and place in my career where I could do more, I would.
I’m going to play the right way, I’m going to know my role, and I’m going to be who I am.
It’s easy for especially NBA players to get caught up in the stress of the job, to get caught up in negativity and in what other people think, and it’s hard, but the best way to live is to keep things simple and enjoy every day.
I think my play will talk for me, It will show people, and it will show the league.
For me, personally, I feel like that’s my duty while I’m on this earth is to serve others and use my blessing to bless others. If I’m not doing that, I feel like I’m not serving my purpose. That’s my goal, that’s my passion, and that’s what I intend to do for the rest of my life.
When you have a year of experience and also the experience of playing in the playoffs, it just makes a world of difference.
I know we have a lot of poverty and we have a lot of problems over here in the U.S., but for me, I’ve been outside the country, and that’s really where my heart is – to help others outside.
I wasn’t sure how it would unfold once I got to the NBA, but I knew if I got to the NBA, I could then have the platform and have the resources and the connections and the people around me that had more connections and more resources to help me really impact a lot of people’s lives.
I didn’t party. I didn’t go out. I didn’t really hang out with friends as much as other guys.
You have to keep shooting, even on tough shooting nights. You have to believe the next shot is going in.
I just go out there to show them I’m going to play the right way regardless of what position or what situation I’m in.
I don’t let people score on me. I think that’s my biggest asset.
Giannis is selfless.
There are going to be ups and downs, but you have to have a steady mindset, regardless of the situation you’re in.
Everybody has losses, and sometimes they’re worse than others, but you can always bounce back.
I think I always naturally lead on the court by just working.
Playing four years of college, you learn a lot; you learn more about yourself than anything.
When you bring a winner onto your team, he knows how to win, he’s going to help your team win, and that’s the goal at the end of the day.
It’s amazing how sports is a way to control the masses. But it also unites people.
Thanks to the great fans of Milwaukee. Their work ethic truly inspires me every night.
When guys were going out to parties, I was going to the gym. I figured, for all my mom sacrificed for me, it was the least I could do.
You’re going to go through ups; you’re going to go through downs. But staying steady is most important, and being able to bounce back is also very important.
I think, as a rookie, what guys need to be judged on most coming in the league is feel. Not skill, not shooting, not stats, not even passing, but that feel for the game, the ability to read situations and make the right play.
I think we live in a country where we go overseas, and we fight other people’s wars, and we fight terrorism overseas internationally, but we don’t want to fully acknowledge the terrorism that goes on domestically.
My five years at Virginia truly prepared me for the NBA and for life after the NBA.
It differs from game to game, how aggressive I should be.
I’m a guy that’s all about not trying to take the easy way out or get out of things too early.
The better the competition is, the more skilled guys are, the more fundamental you have to be.
I don’t pay attention to accolades or any of that stuff because I think it can serve as a distraction, so for me, I just focus on winning games, trying to make the playoffs.
Kaepernick is a hero.
I think a lot of the problem with foreign aid and things like that is you go in, give a bunch of stuff, and then it runs out. It’s about helping them learn how to continue to be sustainable and live.
LeBron is one of the greats. He’s going to hit tough shots. You have to be able to live with them and limit everyone else around him.
Guys are coming into the league a little more mature when they take the three or four years in college.
People would downplay how good I was, or my athleticism would be the knock, and that added fuel to the fire.
I knew who I was coming into the NBA, so I knew what I could contribute to a team, and I just had a high level of confidence in myself and what I could do.
My best asset to my game is my IQ. I play the game thinking the game first.
We try to pride ourselves in having a chip and being hungry every game.
Regardless of what the stakes are, our attitude and our mindset doesn’t change.
Thanks to Coach Bennett for a great education in basketball and for making me better.
I think winning games is my biggest asset, knowing how to win.
My game from college has translated into the pros.
Momentum is everything in this league.
For me, keeping it simple is the best way to live life, to not complicate things, to sort of keep things in perspective.
I’m not flashy. I’ll do nice things on the floor, but I’m not going to do the really impressive dunk or make the really impressive block. I think that’s what fans enjoy most about coming to basketball games, but that’s not what I provide night in, night out.
Starting you automatically gets into your rhythm faster. Coming off the bench, you’re colder; it can be harder at times.
I think Africa is the most interesting continent on the planet. You look at a country like Egypt, and you look at a country like Ghana. It’s just completely different, and the people look completely different. It’s just a fascinating continent with the most culture.
When you’re getting an opportunity and playing well, that’s all you can ask for.
It takes experience to get through your lows.
You always have to think in the back of your mind that someone’s working harder than you, someone’s getting better than you. That’s what drives me every day. I always think there’s someone out there working harder.
I think who I am on the court is who I am in person.
I want to make a difference.
I’m a guy that tries to eat right. I try to keep my body right. I try to do all the right things. But like everybody else, I have flaws. I slip up. I eat the wrong things sometimes. I have cheat days. I think I make mistakes just like everybody else, but I try to minimize them.
Defense is about will and effort and a certain toughness you have to have.
I don’t think any other college coach could have prepared me as well as Coach Bennett, just in terms of mental toughness, being able to grasp concepts and retain information.
A lot of scouts and people are enamored with athleticism and youth. So they take that any day over mature, high-quality basketball players.