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'And from the first time I picked up a basketball at age eight - I had a lot of difficulty when I first picked up a basketball, because I was a scrub - there were things that I liked about it.'


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'Right up until the time I retired at age 37, I felt like there were still things that I could do better.'


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'In 1981, at age 31, I was voted the best player in basketball, and the most valuable player in the league.'


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'One of the most predictable things in life is there will be change. You are better off if you can have a say in the change. But you are ignorant or naive if you don't think there will be change, whether you want it to or not.'


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'One of the things in the back of my mind is that, after my sports experience, I never want to be, totally consumed by any one endeavor, other than my family life.'


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'But you know, we have a very normal family. We've had our ups and downs. You know, we've had our issues, but we've had great cause for celebration.'


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'I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was. And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence.'


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'I came from a broken home, so my mom was a major influence in my life.'


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'I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was. And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence.'


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'The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.'


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'I came from a broken home, so my mom was a major influence in my life.'


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'But you know, if you live an affluent lifestyle, there are all types of trappings that are there that you have to be cognizant of, and you've got to try and communicate freely and gain understanding about and then keep moving on, because you know, sometim'


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'I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.'


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'I liked the game, I enjoyed the game, and the game fed me enough, and gave me enough rewards to reinforce that this is something that I should spend time doing, and that I could possibly make a priority in my life, versus other sports.'


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'One of the things in the back of my mind is that, after my sports experience, I never want to be, totally consumed by any one endeavor, other than my family life.'


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'The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.'

 

 

 

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