I don’t care what anyone says – there’s no tougher place to play than New York with the media and the fans who know and love the game. It’s a tough place to play.
A lot of things about my way of leadership is to be vocal, but I try to lead by example – how I approach work and study the game. Do the things the right way. It’s a great responsibility I love to have.
Growing up, I dreamed about playing in the NBA.
I can play small ball because I can guard multiple positions because I can really move.
Not having my dad in the house really wasn’t tough for me because my mom in the house is really all I know.
It’s easy to grab a coffee to start the day, put a bunch of cream and sugar in there, but that’s probably not the best type of energy boost that you want to begin a workout.
For me, as a 19-year-old kid going to L.A.? I ate whatever I wanted. I ate all the fast foods, the sweets – that was nothing to me. Now, I’m very conscious of what I eat.
I think I can fit in multiple styles and adjust to multiple styles just because of my skill set.
You’ve just got to take every game in stride and play every game like it’s your last.
You don’t go into a game expecting to lose.
I’m not scared of anybody.
Kobe’s going to challenge you and push you. If you have a certain fire, a love for the game, that doesn’t bother you.
Obviously the Knicks have so much history and tradition, so to be a part of that is obviously a blessing for sure.
If you ask Thibs the most important thing is winning games, so that’s all he cares about – that’s all we care about.
I care about my teammates.
I definitely think I’ve grown as a leader.
You can get all the knowledge and wisdom and advice you want. But, it’s up to you to put in the work.
I’m a person who wants to affect a lot of people’s lives in a positive way. That’s what God put me on earth to do.
My grandmother left an incredible legacy and mark on my life and my family.
In the state of Kentucky, all they know is Kentucky basketball. It’s the same thing in L.A. They love the Lakers and they expect nothing less but championships.
As far as most improved, I don’t take it as a backhanded compliment at all. That’s what you’re supposed to do as a professional.
For me, as someone who takes the game seriously, really loves the game of basketball, just looking at the trajectory of my career and every year I’ve done something to improve.
I just worry about every year trying to add something to my game, come back a better player.
Try to really focus in on what makes you the best version of you.