Everyting negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.
When you face a crisis, you know who your true friends are.
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Your teammates give you the confidence. They give me the confidence all year, all postseason.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
I wasn't real quick, and I wasn't real strong. Some guys will just take off and it's like, whoa. So I beat them with my mind and my fundamentals.
We're talking about practice. I mean listen, we're sitting here talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, but we're talking about practice.
We're all fascinated by the numbers, as we were about the 100 points.
My first dunk was actually in sixth grade.
Fatherhood is the best thing that could happen to me, and I'm just glad I can share my voice.
I have a problem sometimes with being too hyper.
I'm not a role model... Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids.
I want to be strong, dominant. Like Wilt Chamberlain.
I don't think Michael had to retire for us to get the spotlight, because when you win, it commands attention.
When I get a chance to power jump off both legs, I can lean, twist, change directions and decide whether to dunk the ball or pass it to an open man. In other words, I may be committed to the air, but I still have some control over it.
I'm hungrier than those other guys out there. Every rebound is a personal challenge.
I used slam dunking as a tool for intimidation.
When I was a little kid I used to play with guys twice my age, so, I was the last one picked, so if I picked I knew that I had to get the ball to the scorer if I wanted to stay on the court, so that was pretty much my job.
Leadership is possible in all different ways, and in all different areas of life. Whether it is with friends or family, I expect them to set a great example for me, and hopefully I will do the same for them. And that is all part of being a leader.
I've had 36 orthopedic operations, have two fused ankles, my knees, hands and wrists don't work, I now have a fused spine, other than that, everything is great.
That's the third question - don't you just get two?