I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home.
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I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.
I am highly offended by the total lack of acknowledgement of my contribution to Laker success.
I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court.
I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available.
I want to do as little as possible when I finish playing ball - just spend a lot more time with my family.
My grandfather and my uncle both died from colorectal cancer, my dad almost died from it and I have the gene for it.
I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify.
I did a book in 1996, an overview of black history. In that process I became more aware of a lot of the black inventors of the 19th century.
Sports and entertainment are the only places where inner-city kids see themselves being able to succeed. Their intellectual development is something they don't relate to.
I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.
The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.
Do not be the difference you desire but be the ultimate goal people desire.
The dirty little secret is that the pool man, who's making $30,000 a year, is subsidizing the million-dollar mortgage for the family whose pool he cleans. No wonder people want to get rid of tax breaks for corporate jets.
Ironing boards are a classic example of something I find horrible about modern society: the excitementation, for want of a better word, of mundane things.
Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Canadians know that the promise of a recession didn't happen because of anything we did here. If you look at all the causes of the recession, problems in mortgage markets, the problems in the banking sector, the problems in government finance in countries like Greece, none of those problems were in present Canada.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
A lot of the problems I had with fame I was bringing on myself. A lot of self-loathing, a lot of woe-is-me. Now I'm learning to see the positive side of things, instead of, like, 'I can't go to Kmart. I can't take my kids to the haunted house.'
Auction houses run a rigged game. They know exactly how many people will be bidding on a work and exactly who they are. In a gallery, works of art need only one person who wants to pay for them.