Zitat des Tages von Paul Pierce:
Mostly I play sports games - football and basketball. 'Inside Drive' and 'NFL Fever.'
Good things only can last so long.
Kids are the most genuine thing to me: everything they say and do, they mean it.
I am a confident player, and a lot of people might look at it like, 'Oh, another cocky attitude,' but I don't look at it that way.
I've got three beautiful kids that wear me out after I get home from practice. I think that's a good thing so I'm able to get my rest.
I think you're a product of your influences, your environment. You see guys with so much talent, but they got the wrong people around them telling them the wrong things. They wind up going down the wrong path.
A lot of people don't know this: when I was young, I wanted to be a garbage man. I asked my mom, and she said they made good money, and it was steady work.
When I set my goals, I set them to where they fit within the team concept.
Kids get influenced by other kids.
When you go against the best... a lot of series are won on fear factor or the non-belief. When you have that non-belief, then you have no chance.
My favorite quarterback is Donovan McNabb. I think he's a complete quarterback. I love the way he can scramble and throw on the run. He can do it all. He can control a game.
I've always been a late bloomer. My body developed late. From ninth to 10th grade, I grew like 3 inches. Just kind of stretched out. I was like 6-1, grew to 6-4 in 10th grade.
The gym was my sanctuary. The place where you could forget about all your worries, your problems, people asking you for money, people asking you to do this, do that.
A lot of players know I've been around 13 years and this is my second lockout. I got a lot of respect. I know what's going on both for the league and the union.
I originally was more into baseball and football, but being in Los Angeles, you just couldn't help but to fall in love with the game of basketball because they had such a winning tradition.
I can't remember last time I had a soda. It tastes like acid to me now.
When you win a championship, it is a great feeling, and you really don't want that feeling to go away.
Once people start making comparisons to a player of the past, they want you to be that player. I try to go out there and create my own image, my own style, my own type of game. Right now I can't even think of one guy I've been compared to.
I'm happy I'm able to leave a legacy behind. I'm happy I was able to win a championship. I have no regrets about nothing.
I've always been known as a pure scorer, and I've always said if I just sat outside and shot 3s and just really focused on that - coming off of screens and spot-up 3s - and shot six or seven 3s a game, I would probably be more known as one of the greatest shooters in NBA history.
The rim is looking bigger and bigger every game.
I'm an old-school guy. I'm a competitor.
I just love the pressure, truthfully, man.
I think the most important thing I work on is just my mental approach to every day, my mental approach to the game. How to come in each and every day focused, doing what I want to do, I think that's just the biggest issue.
I've been around this game for a long time - a lot of plane rides, a lot of bus rides, a lot of pregame speeches, a lot of national anthems.
Dislike is what creates rivalries.
People probably won't even remember I played for the Clippers.
I'm a competitive player, and I love being on the court. If the NBA cancels the season I'm definitely looking at my options and considering going overseas.
When you're not winning in your last couple of years, it gets frustrating because where's your motivation?
I want to be there for my daughter - when she falls, to pick her up. When she needs help with homework.
When you gotta go through something tough, I've always been a guy that just wants to get it out of the way.
Personally, I think I've got split personalities, and I may need a psychiatrist. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Seriously. I'm serious about this.
Sometimes when general managers get a new job, they clean house and start over and rebuild and get the players they want in there.
Understanding history means knowing what motivates you.
You can't listen to every little thing that's bad or good said about you. I always used that - whenever I heard it, I used it as fuel to motivate me, man. That's how I was raised, whenever I came up.
Ubuntu is about a community coming together to help one another.