Born Sunday 17 February 1963
I will not quit this game because of what the media has done to me.
I do not have a problem, I enjoy gambling, but I think people are trying to make it seem like I have a problem, because people really don't know.
Gambling is legal and betting is legal, for what I bet.
Winning isn't always championships.
Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you. That's truly about the game, and in some ways that's about life too.
I want people to understand, gambling is not a bad thing if you do it within the framework of what it's meant to be, which is fun and entertaining.
When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it's time for me to move away from the game.
It's absolutely wrong that I don't want guys to challenge me. And the people who say that aren't in the room.
Playing sick. That is so hard to do. It has to be a total mental challenge, as well as the physical challenge.
Do I need my number retired throughout the course of the league to acknowledge what I've done? No.
I can't speak for the future. I have no crystal ball.
Ultimately, if you can say that I'm a bad owner and we're winning championships, I can live with that. But if we're not making the playoffs and we're spending and losing money, then I have to look in the mirror and say maybe I'm not taking the necessary steps to doing what it takes to run an organization.
In any investment, you expect to have fun and make money.
The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can't let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.
It's hard to say if the NBA is hurt by the influx of younger players, but it's definitely impacted the league.
It is nerve-wracking watching my kids' games.
I want to wake up every day and do whatever comes in my mind, and not feel pressure or obligations to do anything else in my life.
I'd like to be settled into somewhat of a normal life. Somewhat. I know it's never going to be completely normal.
When I was playing before I retired, I never really understood the appreciation and the respect that people gave me. People had treated me like a god or something, and that was very embarrassing.