But, hey I did everything the right way and earned my spot in this game, nothing was given to me.
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 have never been a shooter.
I`m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.
I play against a front and a back every night, Ming does not have to do that, Duncan does not have to do that, Garnett doesn`t do that. I am the only one that has to do that.
Everything happens for a reason. I`m used to it, I prepare for it. Like I say, at the end of the day, those in charge of their own destiny are going to do what`s rights for them and their family.
Me shooting 40% at the foul line is just God`s way to say nobody`s perfect.
I would like to be refered to as `The Big Aristotle`.
Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else.
One lucky shot deserves another.
But that is the only thing that slows me down is the system. No one, two or three was big enough to slow me down, only the system. It was the system that slowed me down to make my numbers fall. Not because I am older.
I put a lot into it, and when I am done playing, I plan on going undercover and then being the sheriff or chief of police somewhere, either Miami or Orlando, I don`t know yet.
They shot the ball well early. What comes out of the microwave hot doesn`t always stay hot. I know, because I eat bagels in the morning.
This is a tough game. There are times when you`ve got to play hurt, when you`ve got to block out the pain.
I started out as a football player. I liked to inflict pain. In basketball, it was the same thing.
I want to be strong, dominant. Like Wilt Chamberlain.
I guess people think the taller you are the more dominant you have to be.
I average 25 with three guys on me and they are just looking at stats I guess.
And I want to do it the right way, like everybody else, not just a famous figurehead that gets a job because he is a famous basketball player. I want to really learn the business.
I had an awful first quarter but I picked it up. To all you single guys out there, it`s not how you start the date, it`s how you finish it sir. A lot of people can, you know, start the date with flowers and candy, but if you don`t finish the date - you know what I mean?
I don`t get nervous in any situation. There`s no such thing as nerves when you`re playing games.
Being here feels like I`m out of prison. This is the right place, the right time, the right team.
I don`t believe that I personally have been changed by the money. The bad thing is people assume you`ve changed because now you have money.
I am the number one Ninja and I have killed all the Shoguns in front of me.
We want to win. We want to win big. We want to win the whole thing.
That is why one day I said my game will be like the Pythagorean Theorem - hard to figure out. A lot of people really don`t know the Pythagorean Theory. They don`t make them like me anymore. They don`t want to make them like that anymore.
Our offense is like the pythagorean theorem: There is no answer!
We`re just going to come out and play. We know that we`re supposed to win all the games, but if we don`t, we just have to take the next game and focus on what we did wrong in the game before and just try to do better at the next game.
I`m very excited about my new agreement with the Heat. This contract allows me to address all of my family`s long-term financial goals while allowing the Heat the ability to acquire those players that we need to win a championship.
(When asked whether he had visited the Parthenon during his trip to Greece:) "I can`t really remember the names of the clubs that we went to."
Why don`t you bring your face up here and let me punch it? Then you can tell me (if I`m stronger).
I started out as a young Ninja and killed all of the Shoguns. I am a Shogun now and I`m holding my spot. There probably won`t be another Shogun after this.
If you got the game, you got the game. That`s why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman.