There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don't believe there is only one greatest player either.
The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.
The best evaluation I can make of a player is to look in his eyes and see how scared they are.
I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish.
I want to play for years.