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Purchasing the Bobcats is the culmination of my post-playing career goal of becoming the majority owner of an NBA franchise.
It's hard to say if the NBA is hurt by the influx of younger players, but it's definitely impacted the league.
A lot of late nights in the gym, a lot of early mornings, especially when your friends are going out, you're going to the gym, those are the sacrifices that you have to make if you want to be an NBA basketball player.
You have teenagers thinking they're going to make millions as NBA stars when that's not realistic for even 1 percent of them. Becoming a scientist or engineer is.
I expect more people from China and Asia to end up in the NBA.
The one thing that always bothered me when I played in the NBA was I really got irritated when they put a white guy on me.
The first time I stepped on an NBA court I became a businessman.
I have short goals - to get better every day, to help my teammates every day - but my only ultimate goal is to win an NBA championship. It's all that matters. I dream about it. I dream about it all the time, how it would look, how it would feel. It would be so amazing.
It's been a journey, the NBA. It's taken me a lot farther than I ever expected.
I think the NBA will certainly survive without Michael Jordan.
I think the NBA players have to be held accountable in a reasonable way, just like any other professionals.
I wanted to do two things when I was growing up, about your age. I wanted to play in the NBA, and I wanted to be a businessman after my basketball career was over, and that is what I am doing now.
I wanted to be a football player. Football is a sport that I love, but the more I started playing basketball, the more I started dreaming of playing in the NBA.
David Stern should get with the mothers of the NBA and let the moms decide what the dress code should be. I asked my mother if I could wear a chain, and she told me yeah. So I do stuff that my parents allow me to do.
I knew I was dog meat. Luckily, I'm the high-priced dog meat that everybody wants. I'm the good-quality dog meat. I'm the Alpo of the NBA.
I don't fit into the mold of the NBA man, and I think I've been punished financially for it.
The NBA believes if you play for a team and get paid by a team, you're the property of that team for 24 hours a day.
The NBA's chosen ones think I'm setting a bad example? I think they need to look around and stop taking themselves so seriously.
Wherever there's money, there's drugs, so to say drugs don't exist in the NBA would be stupid.
I can dunk! I can dunk, and not just in NBA Live.
Truthfully, this is how I approach my workout: I want to be the best athlete I can possibly be. If I can out-perform some of the better athletes then I'm happy. When I look at the NFL or the NBA, these guys look how I want to look - it's useable, functional muscle.
Jeremy Lin is the only Asian American in the NBA today and one of the few in any professional U.S. sport. His arrival is surely leading other talented Asian American athletes this week to contemplate a pro career.
If you do things with a certain type of result and cause a certain type of reaction or effect, then you increase your market value. It's very much a competition for the entertainment dollar, and that's never been more clearly evident than in today's NBA game.
Because of the makeup of the NBA, it cannot afford for the public to turn on them.
The NBA has the best point guards in the world, so it is important that I come ready to play every night.
I met wonderful people playing in the NBA. Whether it is the officials, the scorekeepers, all the people who work for the NBA, not just for the Lakers, but I'm talking about just for the league itself.
I guess when people ask what is the biggest transition to the NBA from college, it is definitely defense and the mental part.
In football, there were drinks available everywhere you looked. On a golf tournament, you could find one free anywhere you wanted it. In tennis and NBA basketball, everybody had a hospitality suite, and so you could go there and load up if you wanted to.
I wanted a NBA basketball gym at my house and that's what I worked hard for and I was able to achieve that.
What I would say is I've only had one injury in my NBA career that was probably was because my core wasn't strong enough, when I had a stress fracture in my back.
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