I would love to be a general manager just for the challenge.

My initial response was to sue her for defamation of character, but then I realized that I had no character.

You can't sit on the sidelines of life.

I remember I'd be sleeping in the airport at 5 o'clock in the morning, traveling three hours, and playing a game that day. We never even chartered until my third year in the NBA.

We never discuss race in this country until something bad happens.

The NBA man, we have always been progressive.

Everybody wants to talk about black and white, when the situation is really about rich people against poor people.

Well, all I can say is that people know I'm not saying anything out of malice.

I think Nick Saban is the greatest college football coach in history over there in Tuscaloosa.

I think that the team that wins game five will win the series. Unless we lose game five.

See, my hope and dream is that people have a good time watching basketball. It's not church. It's not serious.

If I'm going to be straightforward, like I always try to be, I know guys are going to come back at me sometimes.

Bill Clinton is the greatest president of my lifetime. Period.

We can't pick out certain incidentals that don't go our way and act like the cops are all bad... Do you know how bad some of these neighborhoods would be if it wasn't for the cops?

Kids are born into the situation they're born into, and obviously, they have no control over that. And we, as adults, it's up to us to take care of kids - that's part of your moral responsibility. I always tell people, 'There's two groups we should take care of - old people and young people.'

Racism is here and will always exist, but we can't use it as a crutch.

I know that I'm never as good or bad as any single performance. I've never believed my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena.

Any professional athlete who gets on TV or radio and says he never played with a gay guy is a stone-freakin' idiot.

We need the cops, especially in the black community.

The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.

What bothers me the most are the Republicans and the Democrats: they act like little kids. They are lying to real people out here trying to get through life.

If I got a chance to play with another great player, I want to do that. I mean, the objective is to win.

I have voted Democrat my entire life.

Roy Moore was an embarrassment.

I'd rather have a gay guy who can play than a straight guy who can't play.

It drives me crazy when guys making $30 million are complaining about playing basketball two days in a row.

One of the reasons I don't trust the media is you can't have a double standard for guys you like and dislike.

But when I see a story on welfare on television, they only show black people.

Sometimes that light at the end of the tunnel is a train.

As a fan, I don't want to have my team out of it by Day 1.

I can't believe anything I hear on television anymore.

If I screw up, I'm gonna say, 'You know what? I really screwed up.' That's all you can do. Some people gonna forgive you, some people not gonna forgive you. That's just the way it works.

We, as black people, we have a lot of crooks.

I got some cash from agents. I've talked to the NCAA. I think that should be legal. I want some money, too; everybody else is making money. I want to go on dates. I want to go buy myself some new suits. I want to buy myself some new sneakers, and I paid the agents back.

People like you as long as you agree with them. But that doesn't bother me.

I know I'm never as good or bad as one single performance. I've never believed in my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena.

I love sports because it takes me away from reality, and I tell people, 'No matter how bad your life is, if you are having problems at home, you are having problems at work, that's the beauty of sports.'

Any professional league that goes on strike right now - that's just suicide.

I don't think of myself as giving interviews. I just have conversations. That gets me in trouble.

I really like ESPN. They do a great job.

I think it's a travesty that the NBA can't just tell these guys to play basketball two days in a row. It's just a joke to me. We flew commercial, and we were able to play back-to-back.

If somebody hits you with an object you should beat the hell out of them.

What I try to do is, I just want the fans to enjoy the game.

Unfortunately, as I tell my white friends, we, as black people, we're never going to be successful - not because of you white people but because of other black people. When you're black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other black people.

I'm never going to be one of those guys who gets on TV and yells and screams. That's not how I do my business. But I'm very aware of social responsibility.

I love women's college basketball, but I don't want it in the NBA.

When you steal from somebody, you are saying to them, 'I don't respect how hard you worked for your money.' When somebody steals from you, that's what they're saying.

Poor people are too stupid to know they're just chess pieces in a game.

We're the only ethnic group that says, 'Hey, if you go to jail, it gives you street cred.'