I'm surrounded by nothing but great people. I've been blessed with that, so really, I've got no choice but to be an all-around good person.
The first time I played against Seattle was the only time I felt destroyed. Vin Baker just manhandled me. The whole thing, their double teams, their movement, everything. I must've had eight turnovers. Which isn't a big deal for me because I turn the ball over a lot.
The time when there is no one there to feel sorry for you or to cheer for you is when a player is made.
Charles Barkley taught me a lot when I played against him. How he would use his body or use his dribble to get people in there and all that stuff.
Karl Malone used a lot of veteran stuff that I thought was cool. Charles Barkley taught me a lot when I played against him. How he would use his body or use his dribble to get people in there and all that stuff. Veteran moves.
I don't dunk anymore.
I'm not really a flashy guy anywhere else - I don't dress flashy or anything else - but I like to keep my cars nice, and I like to customize them. I can do things a little flashier and a little faster, and with a little bit more thought. This is kind of the release part of basketball.
I have always liked knives. Then somebody gave me one. Then somebody gave me another one. Then I liked having them and started buying them. I started finding ones I liked, ones with funky blades.
In all seriousness, it really should be difficult for me to be too strange. After all, a great family raised me.
I had great friends, support and teaching at Wake Forest.
Honest truth is I didn't really know from year to year what people were making. I think that was the best perspective to have.
Luckily, I had a long career and made good money.
The only nickname I've ever had is Merlin, like the magician. I don't know why.
I don't know how their ranking goes or anything else, and I tell people I don't really care how the rankings go.
At this point, if I were to psychoanalyze myself, I'd have to say I am a clown, cleverly disguised as a regular person.
I didn't have my first car until after the end of my senior year. I got a Yukon Sport.
I'm not going anywhere. You can print that wherever you want to. I'm here and I'm a Spur for life.
We really have some of the best fans in the NBA, in sports in general. Here, you get a consistent base, people support. People love the Spurs, and that's special. That's not everywhere.