Zach LaVine Quotes

You look at Kawhi Leonard, Tony Allen, Draymond Green: they are great on ball, and they are great team defenders as well. You want to be both of them, not just one.

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I always want to improve.

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I’ve always thought I was talented.

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Whether it’s backing up or starting, I have the confidence to go out there and do good, so I’m gonna play my role.

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I’m not going to change my game because I got hurt.

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You never know what’s going to happen. In a game where you’re down by 20, you’re still trying to win the game.

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My main thing is I’m going to compete on every play, try to be focused on both ends of the court. That said, I’ll always bring my excitement, my swag, to the game.

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You’re on your own in college, but you get sheltered a little bit more with the coaching staff and everything.

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A lot of people I’ve played with see me as a scorer and a shooter. I’m still fast and everything like that, but then, when they see me dunk, it’s like ‘Oh, damn.’

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I’m not the best at video games, but I play them a lot.

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We want to be two-way players; that’s the best thing.

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If there are negative people around me, I just try to distance myself from that.

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I’ve always been able to shoot the ball, so it’s just about continuing to work on your shot and shoot the ball. That’s the main thing. Got to get those shots up.

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It’s always good to be known. You want to build your brand up, want to build your name.

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I try to space the floor and use my athletic ability to get to the rim… I try to get the best of both worlds.

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In high school, we used to sign to each other during the game, signaling different plays and stuff like that. It was kind of fun. It was definitely unique.

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LeBron’s one of the most freaky athletes of all time.

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I will forever be proud to call myself a Bruin and will never forget the memories that were made here.

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Taxes suck. They really stink.

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I just try to attack the rim as hard as I can. Try to get the crowd pumped up a little bit.

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There’s so many different styles to it. I use my athletic ability to create shots for open people, I run the floor, then also space the floor as well. That’s what I try to do.

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You have to communicate with your teammates; you have to be on a string. There are a lot of things that go into a play. And then you are guarding a two or three, which is probably one of their better players on the team, so you’re focused on them.

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I have the highest goals for myself. That’s going out there and being the best player on the floor every time. That’s my mentality. If it’s Michael Jordan, you know, that’s the mentality I take to the court.

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I pride myself on definitely being more than a dunker.

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I feel comfortable whenever I step on the floor.

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When I was younger, me and my dad used to do different things. I don’t think I would call it community service. It was more just us doing nice things. We used to donate to Goodwill or do can drives. Give people money if they needed it. Little things like that.

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Regardless of what the record is, what the score is, you always go out there and compete.

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I love the game of basketball. I guess it started with ‘Space Jam.’ Right after that movie, I went out there to my little Flight hoop and tried to do every dunk in the movie.

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Sometimes you have to understand your place.

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I always had confidence in my game.

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I had no clue about taxes at all. I didn’t know they hit your paycheck. There’s something that you’ve always got to put money away for. I didn’t know you’ve got to put money away for it, even though it’s coming out your own money. It’s like, ‘What the heck?’

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I’ve always felt I had the ability to be a good, elite defender in this league on the wing. I just need to lock in. I feel if I pick that up, I can be a very good all-around player.

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I just feel like whenever the team needs a bucket, I can come and get it. I feel I’m a really good scorer.

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I remember when I was in third grade, I was in a classroom, and the teacher said, ‘What do you want to do when you get older?’ We were going around the room. I said, ‘I want to be a professional basketball player.’ She’s like, ‘That’s not realistic.’ I thought to myself, ‘OK, watch.’

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I’ll always have something to prove.

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My dad, Paul, is, like, my best friend.

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I just have a connection with sign language. I always thought the deaf community was a different community to be a part of. In high school, me and my friend took sign language.

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I feel comfortable with the ball in my hands.

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You can never take a day off, because there’s an All-Star on every team.

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I have really high expectations for myself, so I just want to go out there and compete.

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Lunch was my favorite part at school.

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I feel like I’ve accomplished everything I could in the dunk contest. It would be hard for me to go back and outdo myself.

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I usually start my day with a light breakfast of fruit and eggs and take granola bars with me to eat after practice. Lunch and dinner usually consist of chicken over pasta or rice and beans.

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You have to handle adversity well. There are roadblocks you will have to fight through.

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I like to prove people wrong.

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I put Tabasco sauce over everything. Or I put it on pretty much anything that wouldn’t taste gross – I mean, I wouldn’t put it on salad, but I like it on fried chicken, nachos… a lot of stuff.

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I like to get a salad or fruit in me – just some good energy food – and then a plate a pasta with a breast of chicken.

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If I have a bad shooting day, my dad will take me to the gym.

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I feel like I’m supposed to be a shooter.

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Some people may have their doubts about me. But I feel like there’s no shot too hard for me to take.

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I grew up playing basketball and baseball. I’ve always been active because my dad played professional football, so sports and working out have always been a part of my life.

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Watching game film motivates me a lot. It shows me what I need to work on and determines the specific workouts I do.

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I’ve made a lot of game-winners.

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I can create for others.

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Michael Jordan was that guy – he was Michael Jordan. So whatever he did, we followed.

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I play baseball – ‘The Show’ – a lot. I’m pretty good at that. I go ‘Road to the Show,’ where you build your own player. I build myself when I used to play as a center fielder. Power, speed, stealing bases.

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I played point guard my whole life.

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You go into each game looking to win. We’re not looking at wins or losses because it proves something as a team. We go into every game trying to get better. As long as you compete, we’re gonna play our hearts out; we’re improving every day.

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While taking sign language in high school, one of our assignments was to go out and participate in the deaf community, so I really got to know a lot of the group from that. I felt like they needed a little bit more of a voice because people treat them different just because they’re hearing impaired.

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I feel like people who know me, my fans, I want them to know I’m just a regular 21-year-old kid who likes movies, who likes to have fun. It lets people see the other side of you and not just the basketball thing.

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I’ll forget what day it is sometimes. I have to look in my calendar every once in a while.

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It was a big-time change, coming off the bench.

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I’ve always been a very confident person, and I know how important it is to take advantage when life gives you opportunity.

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Kobe Bryant has always been my favorite player, and he was drafted No. 13, too, in 1996.

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Every year is pressure. You need to put in on yourself to go out and perform.

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Kris Dunn is a very athletic point guard.

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I’ve always been taught that hard work doesn’t fail.

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Lunchtime and recess, that was a big part for me growing up. I think it’s important for kids to have that.

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I never thought I’d be an actor.

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My ultimate goal is whenever I go on the court, I just want to be known as one of the better players.

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I know everything about Michael Jordan.

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Let’s just say the genes were there for me to excel athletically.

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I have confidence in my game. I can get up and run the floor to the best of my ability, and above all, I’m going to play my hardest.

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I’ve never been a shy person. I’ve always been able to talk pretty well.

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I always felt like I’m a good one-on-one defensive player.

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I can’t drink anything but chocolate. I don’t even like any milk but chocolate. When I eat cereal, I barely touch the white part.

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I don’t want anybody to feel like they’re different.

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I’ve been on my grind to be the best player I can.

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My mom, Cheryl, worked two jobs to support me. She really helped the family stay together.

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There are going to be good days and bad days… and you have to learn to fight through that.

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If I wasn’t a pro-athlete, I would probably eat any dessert dish every day!

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If I get to spoil myself, I’m going to DQ. I always had it growing up, so I stick to it.

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I know where I want to get to, and I know where I want to be still in my career.

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I went to a lot of college camps when I was younger… You just admire those players because they’re at a higher level than you at that time.

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I’m very humble.

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I try to let my game speak for itself.

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There are a lot of critics out there, a lot of people that you want to prove wrong. But that’s what your hard work is for in the offseason, spending hours and hours in the gym.

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