Some people may have their doubts about me. But I feel like there's no shot too hard for me to take.
I feel like I've accomplished everything I could in the dunk contest. It would be hard for me to go back and outdo myself.
You have to communicate with your teammates; you have to be on a string. There are a lot of things that go into a play. And then you are guarding a two or three, which is probably one of their better players on the team, so you're focused on them.
I'll forget what day it is sometimes. I have to look in my calendar every once in a while.
A lot of people I've played with see me as a scorer and a shooter. I'm still fast and everything like that, but then, when they see me dunk, it's like 'Oh, damn.'
I have the highest goals for myself. That's going out there and being the best player on the floor every time. That's my mentality. If it's Michael Jordan, you know, that's the mentality I take to the court.
I love the game of basketball. I guess it started with 'Space Jam.' Right after that movie, I went out there to my little Flight hoop and tried to do every dunk in the movie.
I've always been a very confident person, and I know how important it is to take advantage when life gives you opportunity.
I can't drink anything but chocolate. I don't even like any milk but chocolate. When I eat cereal, I barely touch the white part.
Whether it's backing up or starting, I have the confidence to go out there and do good, so I'm gonna play my role.
My ultimate goal is whenever I go on the court, I just want to be known as one of the better players.
You have to handle adversity well. There are roadblocks you will have to fight through.
I feel like people who know me, my fans, I want them to know I'm just a regular 21-year-old kid who likes movies, who likes to have fun. It lets people see the other side of you and not just the basketball thing.
I remember when I was in third grade, I was in a classroom, and the teacher said, 'What do you want to do when you get older?' We were going around the room. I said, 'I want to be a professional basketball player.' She's like, 'That's not realistic.' I thought to myself, 'OK, watch.'
I know where I want to get to, and I know where I want to be still in my career.
You go into each game looking to win. We're not looking at wins or losses because it proves something as a team. We go into every game trying to get better. As long as you compete, we're gonna play our hearts out; we're improving every day.
I just try to attack the rim as hard as I can. Try to get the crowd pumped up a little bit.
Every year is pressure. You need to put in on yourself to go out and perform.
If I get to spoil myself, I'm going to DQ. I always had it growing up, so I stick to it.
I just have a connection with sign language. I always thought the deaf community was a different community to be a part of. In high school, me and my friend took sign language.
Lunchtime and recess, that was a big part for me growing up. I think it's important for kids to have that.
If there are negative people around me, I just try to distance myself from that.
I've always been able to shoot the ball, so it's just about continuing to work on your shot and shoot the ball. That's the main thing. Got to get those shots up.
Kobe Bryant has always been my favorite player, and he was drafted No. 13, too, in 1996.
I will forever be proud to call myself a Bruin and will never forget the memories that were made here.
My main thing is I'm going to compete on every play, try to be focused on both ends of the court. That said, I'll always bring my excitement, my swag, to the game.
There are a lot of critics out there, a lot of people that you want to prove wrong. But that's what your hard work is for in the offseason, spending hours and hours in the gym.
I have really high expectations for myself, so I just want to go out there and compete.
You look at Kawhi Leonard, Tony Allen, Draymond Green: they are great on ball, and they are great team defenders as well. You want to be both of them, not just one.
I grew up playing basketball and baseball. I've always been active because my dad played professional football, so sports and working out have always been a part of my life.
Let's just say the genes were there for me to excel athletically.
Michael Jordan was that guy - he was Michael Jordan. So whatever he did, we followed.