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Born: 1970-02-08
Profession: Athlete
Nation: American
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When the new ownership came in, they made some decisions I wasn't pleased with. And when they changed the whole aspect of it, I just totally lost interest.

Tags: Decisions, Lost, Whole

You can play a particular sport as long as you take good care of your body and you're confident enough and still have that hunger to where you want to be a part of an organization, a group of individuals where you feel you can contribute to the success of that team.

Tags: Care, Good, Success

Tough times don't last, but tough people do. And I've been through some tough times, and I know a lot of people can recall tough times, and maybe are going through some tough times right now, but they don't last.

Tags: Last, Times, Tough

I feel that each and every one of us as individuals has a responsibility to one another. None of us would be here without the help of someone else - whether it be guardians, teachers, parents, relatives, etc. - someone contributed to your well being as a person. We're all connected in so many different ways.

Tags: Help, Parents, Someone

I had to develop the mentality and stay positive about making my comeback.

Tags: Making, Positive, Stay

I was hurting. I had some ailments I was dealing with. It's not like I was holding out.

Tags: Dealing, Holding, Hurting

I'm excited about what the future will bring and I think the best is yet to come.

Tags: Best, Bring, Future

There's a disappointment there because I still feel there's an emptiness in my career that just wasn't filled.

Tags: Career, Emptiness, Filled

If I would have listened to other people back in 2000 telling me I should have stopped playing basketball because of a kidney disease, I wouldn't have won a world championship.

Tags: Basketball, Playing, Won

There's nobody else on the face of this earth that's playing a sport at a highest level... with a transplant. That alone continues to inspire me, because I realize throughout the whole world the struggles that people are going through. I need to inspire them the best way I can.

Tags: Alone, Best, Else

A win is a win, regardless of how you look at it.

Tags: Regardless, Win

I am reaching a point in my life where the basketball chapter in my life is slowly closing from a competition standpoint.

Tags: Basketball, Life, Point

I know that all good things must come to an end and I've had an incredible ride. I just want to end it on the right note.

Tags: End, Good, Incredible

I listen to myself, I listen to my body, my mind; I follow my heart.

Tags: Body, Heart, Mind

I think in every lesson there's a blessing, and there's so many blessings from all the lessons I've had to go through in life.

Tags: Blessing, Blessings, Life

If we all make a concerted effort and try to improve the life of someone else, then this world would be a better place to live in.

Tags: Life, Someone, Try

My health is the No. 1 concern and my longevity is the No. 1 concern.

Tags: Concern, Health, Longevity

I can still play this game at a high level; I've proven that. I want to be home. I want to be close to my family. I want to be close to my foundation and my business interests.

Tags: Business, Family, Home

I feel like in America, we don't have a kid problem. You think about all these issues that these kids are dealing with, we have an adult problem. We have adults that do not place the priority on our kids to get a valuable education.

Tags: America, Education, Problem

I had individuals in my life to help me make the right decisions because it wasn't about them accepting handouts. It was about them making the right decisions for me.

Tags: Decisions, Help, Life
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I have an incredible amount of basketball knowledge, and I think a lot of that is derived from having a Hall of Fame college basketball coach who was very knowledgeable of the game and I had a great high school coach who was also very knowledgeable.

Tags: Great, Knowledge, School

I want to live 50 more years. I'm 33 years old... and I want to live to at least be 80 and see my kids grow up and see my grandkids. That's important to me.

Tags: Grow, Kids, Old

I've got to make some decisions just like any other player that has ever played this game, that eventually the clock stops, their basketball clock stops.

Tags: Basketball, Decisions, Game

I've got to worry about Alonzo Mourning, because a year or two ago there was a chance that Alonzo Mourning wouldn't be standing here talking to you. That's the cold reality of it.

Tags: Chance, Here, Reality

Once my doctor began treating my kidney disease, my greatest challenge was the constant exhaustion. Fortunately, my doctor explained that anemia was causing my exhaustion and that people with serious illnesses, like kidney disease, may be at increased risk for anemia.

Tags: Challenge, Greatest, May

So many people feel that once you reach a certain age then it's time for you to retire from a sport you love. I don't think that's true at all. I think age should not dictate that.

Tags: Age, Love, Time

We got babies raising babies, and its important for us as responsible adults to go out and do what we can to make sure that our kids are steered in the right direction.

Tags: Direction, Kids, Sure