May 2012: "I don't give a [expletive] what you say. June 18, 2012, on Kevin Durant's ceiling: "A 6-11 me."19.
Each provides a look into what makes the Mamba, well, the Mamba.
So every now and then I kick your f*cking ass." "I'm on the Zoloft to keep from killing y'all." On Lennox Lewis: Lennox Lewis, I'm coming for you man. They were so powerful but their eyes were like an innocent infant.
I offered the attendant ,000 to open the cage and let smash that silverback's snotbox!
I was an orange belt and the instructor ordered me to fight a black belt who was a couple years older and a lot bigger. That was around the time I realized that intimidation didn't really exist if you're in the right frame of mind."8. 18, 2015: "I was like a wild horse that had the potential to become Secretariat, but who was just too f---ing wild. Defending Le Bron's high usage rate in the 2015 NBA Finals: 24. 14, 2014, on his warm reception for passing Jordan on the all-time scorer list: "I'm used to being the villain, so to have moments like that, like when you're not expecting a hug and you get a hug, you're like, 'Man, this actually feels pretty damn good.'"25. I have decided to skip college and take my talent to the NBA."30. You know how it is; some people would, some people wouldn't. Now I'm supposed to come back from this and be the same player or better at 35?!? Maybe I should break out the rocking chair and reminisce on the career that was.
17, 2013: "The last time I was intimidated was when I was 6 years old in karate class. But then I realized he didn't kick my ass as bad as I thought he was going to and that there was nothing really to be afraid of. He shouldn't have been in the NBA but we were too cheap to pay for a point guard. [An] 0-for-9 means you beat yourself, you psyched yourself out of the game. The only reason is because you've just now lost confidence in yourself."23. 21, 2012, on Grinnell's Jack Taylor scoring 138 points in one game: "Would people be celebrating me if I scored 138 points? Do I have the consistent will to overcome this thing?