I always have an optimistic view, no matter what it is.
In college, a loss is pretty devastating. That feeling kind of goes away in an 82-game season. You hate to lose, but you also have a lot more games to make up for it.
Playing basketball all my life, I've collected a lot of different basketball shoes. It's pretty much all I wear.
I had talked to a lot of people in Golden State's front offices before the draft. They said they liked me, but they had a lot of guards, so I didn't think that I would end up there.
I am pretty chill before games. Have a go-to routine that keeps me busy until we are ready to take the court so I'm not just sitting around anxious for the game.
I like that Brita makes tap water taste good, so you don't need to spend money or waste plastic with bottled water.
A wet spot on the floor kind of put a scare in myself, so you never know inside those lines what might happen.
Sometimes people make it seem like you have to have certain prerequisites or a crazy life story in order to be successful in this world. But the truth is you really don't.
Whatever that means, however you got on that mountain, why not try to climb it? And do it in your own way.
A lot of guys are able to separate how they act off the court versus how they act on the court.
In the NBA, you're never immune to rumors and trade rumors and free agency stuff.
I always have confidence, whether I miss four in a row or make four in a row, that the next one's going in. To a coach, sometimes that might not make sense.
I've been blessed in that regard through and through. So I'm just thankful for this opportunity to play the game that I love and share that with the world.
To excel at the highest level -- or any level, really -- you need to believe in yourself, and hands down, one of the biggest contributors to my self-confidence has been private coaching.
I have allergies, and I've had my share of nosebleeds, but that's usually related to pollen.
Your touch and your feel for the game is pretty much gone if you don't work on it -- at least get some shots up or dribble the ball.
For me, I don't want to cheat the game by saying, or kind of doing lip service by saying, I want to be the greatest ever. I want to be able to show it.
Honestly, I could care less about other people's opinions about me.
Control your own destiny! Control your own destiny!
I've always believed that success for anyone is all about drive, dedication, and desire, but for me, it's also been about confidence and faith.
It's really annoying for me. That's not what I'm playing for, to be the face of the NBA or to be this or that or to take LeBron's throne or whatever.
On the court, I want to try and get to the free-throw line a little more. And as a point guard, you can always get better at your decision-making and limiting your mistakes.
You can play fast but not in a hurry. As a point guard, I can dictate that.
Everybody asks if putting is like shooting free throws. It has a very similar kind of mindset. And it's just you, the ball, and the target.
Drinking water is essential to a healthy lifestyle.
Steak and Shake in Indianapolis is definitely the first stop when we hit that city.
Recently partnered with Express Men as a brand ambassador, so my closet is full of the new fashion trends and styles that keep me fresh for games.
I am not a BART regular but have taken it probably five times to and from the city with some of my teammates. Nice to just hop on the train and enjoy some of the views of the Bay Area while I'm out.
Most home teams have chapels, so when I'm on the road I'll probably go to their services.
If you can't move and talk to people that you see, it's not really my scene.
You have so much fun playing games. We all love basketball, so we never want the season to end, 'cause then it's five months of sitting around and watching the playoffs.
Once it gets down to single-digit games, you know the season's end is approaching, and we're all pretty physically tired.
It's crazy how fast you get out of shape if you miss a couple days of action.
I just feel so much more comfortable and confident every game I play.
Any East Coast road trip we have is very exciting, just being on the road, taking it all in.
We have a great group of guys that really sacrifice every night, care about each other, and try to play the right away.
I know the blessing of having a dad who played 16 years in the league. That experience, and seeing him as an example, let me know that it's possible. It's not easy, but it's possible.
I try to make it look easy, but the behind-the-scenes stuff is the challenge.
I'm 6'3'' and 185 pounds on a good day, so I probably relate more to the casual fan who watches the game and is not super athletic, not this crazy monster of physical stature.
When I step forward on the floor, I have the confidence that I'm the best player playing that night and that I am the most prepared at what I need to be doing.
I have certain guys who I looked up to. Jordan, Kobe, those guys. Passing that on to doing my part to kind of keep that influence of basketball where it should be is kind of why I play the game.
I know what I do for my team and what my teammates expect of me on both ends of the floor.
It's kind of a weird process being pitched by the company you're already with.
The biggest thing is just routine. I think that's the biggest correlation between golfers and basketball players.
I'm not in the business of ranking or debating who is what.
You know, I'm trying to chase rings, and that's all I'm about. So that's where the conversation stops for me.
I can't jump the highest. I'm obviously not the biggest, not the strongest.
I wasn't going to shy away from getting married when I did and having a baby young and starting a family, even with the job that I chose.
I have fun out there on the court, smiling, laughing, trying to have good demeanor.
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