It just doesn't go with my story to be a first round pick, because I had to grind my whole life.
When the ball isn't in my hands, I'm already scanning for where the next pass is going.
You see the guys sign the big contract, you see everybody on TV, but you don't see all the work that goes into that. It's a grind. And a lot of people don't see that grind.
I just go out and play my game. Just making sure I keep doing those little things, like playing with toughness, that's just me.
That's one of my strengths, that I can adjust, and I can play with anyone.
You don't contest shots without expending energy. You don't get deflections - unless you walk into one every now and then - without expending energy. These are the things in basketball you have to really want to do.
You learn from adversity more than anything because it allows you to see so much. It really allows you to see things in a different way.
A guy that's going to do all of the dirty work, that guy that is willing to defend anyone and do the little things and not really care about all of that other stuff. I think every championship team needs that.
I know what hard times are like. I didn't grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth. I've had struggles.
I refuse to be outworked, and I consider myself to have the heart of a lion.
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