I don’t think much of automatisms, because they assume that a situation is always the same, otherwise the process no longer works. But that doesn’t fit the reality with 22 players on the pitch. If the opponent is only half a metre to the left, the player suddenly doesn’t know what he has to do.
I don’t know many footballers except Maradona and Messi.
I didn’t know much about the East End and I didn’t go trudging round to research it – couldn’t be bothered with all that – but my grandmother was a cockney so I used her voice for Dot. I don’t think it sounded very real at the beginning.
I was quite a clever child, I don’t know what happened later on.
There are things I know I need to work on and things I can get better at.
Like if you know one thing about Thibs, he loves those who want to work.
You know the Knicks, they weren’t a good team, obviously, when I got here and I just kinda wanted to be a part of rebuilding, establishing the culture here.
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.
When I realized I was having a baby boy, I wanted him to know that I’m there in his life: ‘Dad loves him. Dad’s always going to support him and be there for him.’ I don’t want him to have to worry about anything.
Not having my dad in the house really wasn’t tough for me because my mom in the house is really all I know.
I watch ‘News At Ten’ and ‘Loose Women’ and that gives me all I need to know.
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.
I can’t go out socially. I never go to soap awards now. I don’t recognize people I know and they would think that I was snubbing them.
I know what it feels like to wake up and not be able to run. You don’t feel whole.
I know what it feels like to have a talent and not be able to use it for almost half a decade.
I’m a big believer in the notion that to know where you are going, you have to know where everything has been.
It’s hard for me to dial in sometimes and be focussed, even though I know that I’m ready.
People want to label people and that’s all they want to do. They don’t want to get to know them, they don’t want to understand the story, in-depth.
I’m not my sport, and I know I’m not going to run forever.
I don’t even know who Lilly King is.
Now I know what to eat and what not to eat and I am getting to know my body better.
I respect my competitors, you know, I get respect back from them. I respect people out there who pay for their tickets to come watch us compete. And I respect the reporters because they’ve got to come out here and tell a good story. That’s what it is. It’s just a cycle of respect.
I am playing the Olympics for my country. I know how hard I worked.
As long as I know I have worked hard, I will have no regrets.