I think too much of my leadership is done the bad way.
I was a typical K-Swiss guy with sweatsuits. I was a ball player, so the ballers, we wore our game shorts to class. We didn't really have a fashion in high school like other kids.
I want to be that guy that says I was one of the first guys to put a banner in Brooklyn.
I listened to Tupac and a lot of Biggie Smalls.
I've always been a late bloomer. My body developed late. From ninth to 10th grade, I grew like 3 inches. Just kind of stretched out. I was like 6-1, grew to 6-4 in 10th grade.
When you come off a losing season - one of the worst seasons in all of basketball - and get guys like Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett, two perennial All-Stars, we felt like we had a championship team.
A lot of people that I've had around me have been my closest friends since junior high, back when we were exchanging each other's clothes, staying at each other's houses. That was before I had anything.
Once people start making comparisons to a player of the past, they want you to be that player. I try to go out there and create my own image, my own style, my own type of game. Right now I can't even think of one guy I've been compared to.
I'm a competitive person. I love the game of basketball. I'm a gym rat.
There's a line that separates having confidence and being conceited. I don't cross that line, but I have a lot of confidence in myself.
I knew guys way more talented than me who fell through the cracks.
When you play on bad defensive teams, you get labeled as a bad defender.
Everybody knows how much I disliked the Knicks when I was with the Celtics, but I think it's grown to another level.
I knew I wasn't going to be a scientist; I knew that early. When they started talking about dissecting frogs, I knew I wasn't going to be a scientist.
These seasons, as you get older, they just are so long and draining.
We used to play 'Double Dribble' on Nintendo. Later, in high school, it was more 'NBA Live' and 'John Madden Football.'
I've never been on the cover of a game. When people go into the store and see me on the cover of a game, maybe that will entice them to buy it.
'Pulp Fiction' is my favorite movie of all time.
When you win a championship, it is a great feeling, and you really don't want that feeling to go away.
If somebody said, 'You're going to be the Number 1 pick; you're going to have a great team around you all these years'? It would've been too easy.