“When you lose a game, it burns, but you learn from it. The coach shows you what you could have done better and then points out what you did right. You might lose the next game, but it won’t be because you make the same mistake.
“Everything you want to be good at takes practice. Like in class, you can’t say to yourself, 'He reads better than I do, so I won’t read at all.' No. You practice and get better at it. If you work, success will find you. It’s all about preparation. If I know I shot a hundred free throws the day before the game, then when game time comes, it’s going to be like, 'All right, no pressure. Let me shoot these free throws and knock both of them down.' But if I don’t practice, then I’m thinking, 'What am I going to do when I get to the line?' Your thoughts turn into fear. You have to practice to be prepared. I do something every day to get ready. That goes with anything. You have to work for it. My daddy makes me work for what I get, and that’s something I’m going to pass on to my own kids someday. Basketball isn’t just for now. It’s for life.”