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I had friends around campus and great teammates. I didn’t want to leave. I didn’t expect to be regarded and scouted as such a high pick, so it was a crazy twist to reality. I’d always wanted to make the NBA. It was my dream. Then all of a sudden, people were telling me I’d be the fourth pick if I entered the draft.
That’s one thing I pride myself a lot more now, playing defense, I do what the team needs me to do. If we need a stop, I’ll do it. That’s a major, major part of my game now.
Man, I’m just going to be myself. I shouldn’t have to apologize for that. If people don’t understand that, then they don’t understand it. I’m not going to try to be somebody I’m not.
The post area I had to unlearn. And yeah, now it’s a relearning process. It’s different. It’s learning what works and what doesn’t work.
I do. I vote. People died for our right to vote, you know, and I can’t let that go.
My favorite was always smothered pork chops. Smothered pork chops. That would be my request if I ever had one, and it was pretty consistent.
For me, I kind of just follow my passions and follow what I love to do and use my free time to kind of answer those questions and go through my bad moods and maybe a little light case of depression.
You give me enough shots, I’ll average 20. You give me a particular system where I stick close to the basket, I’ll average 10 rebounds.
Your favorite coach is the one who constantly yells at you.
I’m still learning more about myself and my situation and really, off the court, how to function there, because I’m kind of getting the taste of retirement now.
Once I close the doors, it’s closed. I don’t open it back up. That’s kind of me as a human being. That’s just one of the things about me… But yeah, for me, I don’t close anything until I’m officially done.
You learn to respect team chemistry. It’s the fourth quarter, there’s two minutes left, the shot clock is winding down, and we’re like, ‘What do we do?’ We didn’t have that flow. Chemistry comes down to repetition. It’s not, ‘We’ve played some games; we have chemistry now.’
CB4 is never coming back. A few years later, I think I’m a much better player. It’s funny, even all the way over here in Africa, people are telling me, ‘We need CB4 back.’ I can’t be that. That’s impossible.
I’m used to practicing. I’m used to the schedule. That’s kind of what I was born to do. That’s what I’ve been doing my whole life.
I learned how important it is to have a home that’s in order – that’s peaceful.
Being in the NBA, being successful, being able to win championships at the highest level in the world, there’s certain core values that you have, certain things you have to follow.
I don’t do anything without measuring 10 times and cutting once.
People used to ask me, ‘What else do you want to do?’ For me, the answer was, ‘Nothing.’ I loved basketball. It’s all I wanted.
The media attention – the negative, in particular – it makes you a different person.
If I can’t play, there’s no reason to go. To watch the game without me in it, is just no point doing that.
Everybody says they want to win. But when you start talking about sacrifice and doing what’s right for the team, it’s like, ‘Wait a minute, I didn’t mean that. I want to win, but…’ There’s always a conjunction with that. It’s never what you think it is. And it’s always, like, your weakest point where you got to do it.
I would want to work with guys that maybe aren’t starters, guys that are the fourth or fifth option.
I have millions of dollars, and I don’t know finance. I’ve had some bad things happen in my career. I’ve got to educate myself. I sit down with my finance guy once a month and go over everything, line by line.
My dad used to play every other weekend with me when I was young. I started getting better, but he could always beat me. Then one day, he realized the jig was up. And he stopped playing me just before I could beat him.
I would have to be in a very different place in my life to coach basketball. I’ll always work out and be in the gym.
I feel that I was chosen to do it. It’s taken me all over the world and given me opportunities to take care of my family and give me experiences that I would not have had. I think about those things and what I owe to the game.
Micky Arison is a fantastic owner and a great leader, and we’ve always had a special relationship.
You have to be ready to compete. Because lots of people dream that dream, to be the best at something. But are you ready to commit to the hard work that it takes to get there? For me, it just became a part of my life, and it was what it was. Another day, another basketball practice or another game.
The NBA is the best league in the world. It’s no way you’re going to be able to fill the void that the energy of performing before 20,000 people every night gives you. That’s just impossible. So, I just try and move on from that and let it be a moment in time and leave it alone.
I love Miami: great town, always loved it, a great place to play basketball.