I'm not playing for the All-Star Game, I'm playing to win games.
I work hard and have a winning attitude.
Desmond Mason is one of my best friends in the world. And he's a great, great talent.
I know that good things will happen for me if I keep working hard.
Obviously you look at "Magic" (Ervin Johnson) and Michael (Jordan) and you learn from them growing up, but I think you are just born with it from day one.
I know the next level for me is to make my teammates better, to win a championship, and to where they have confidence that they can score 20 or 15 points a night and be consistent.
When I was in grade school I was always the guy that got 20 or 18 points. Even back then, I would lead my team in scoring.
It wasn't a mistake to come out of college early. It was the best move I ever made. I had one year to practice and learn the NBA game. It was like a redshirt year.
You are not worried about scoring; you are worried about winning the game.
Shooting is a lost art. I want to be one of the artists who is remembered for a long, long time.
It is all about confidence: 90% mental and 10% physical, that is what basketball is. I live by that and it seems to be working.
When I was 16 years old I led the team in scoring. I would attack, attack, attack and that is something I think you are just born with, I really do.
I wanted to become one of the best guards in the NBA. In order to accomplish that, I had to increase the intensity of my workouts.