"I've been telling myself that I need to do more. Is that too much to ask of myself? I don't know....I need to do more because what I'm doing isn't enough......(maybe) I need to get 32 and 65 and 65 from the field and three. It's just the pressure I put on myself."Some food for thought.
"It's just basketball."
"I'm a good place in my life right now."
"Two championships help that."
Taking out the champs
"Live in the moment, so you can change the future."
"History is meant to be broken."These were words LeBron said before game 5. And I dig them.
"We didn't change anything from a game plan standpoint from game 2 to game 3. We just had to go back to what we were doing and play Spurs basketball."Wait, really?
"The ball was moving. There was no way to know who was going to shoot the ball."
"Like I said, we didn't do anything special. We made shots from the outside.....some nights you make them, some nights you're going to miss them, but nothing special."
"It's one of the most enjoyable parts of the the business, I think. You take somebody like Danny Green, who we've worked with for a long time and actually cut him twice. When you see somebody develop and come into their own, you feel like you did something worthwhile. So it's one of the sources of satisfaction in the business, if you can see a young player grow and become confident."
"I think I've learned to shut up more. And that is probably due to Manu Ginobili. When he first came I was going to make him a heck of a player. And after 20 minutes I realized that he didn't need me to do that. He was already a heck of a player. Sometimes being quiet and letting the player play is much more important than trying to be Mr. Coach and teach him this or that."There is more:
"So I think as time evolves and you get older in the business you figure out what's really important, and you don't waste time trying to make people what they're not going to be....you've just got to figure out who people are and what they can give you and take advantage of their positives. "
"You never get comfortable in a playoff series ever. You're always on edge throughout the whole series.....so you're never comfortable."Wow, for two months straight?
"You don't want to get caught up in the wild swings between each game. It's competition, elite competition, so you have to figure out how you're going to win the next competition....You have to deal with that mentality and managing those emotions. You have to manage all the emotions in a very competitive series."
"It's painful. It's frustrating. It's painful. You have to go through all these emotions of seeing the things that we could have done better."
"I don't think it's ever good....to tug on superman's cape.....I don't think that's ever good....I just don't think it's good to tug on the cape."
"Went in flour, came out cake. Something about the Heat makes you great."
"Intelligent adjustments. Ultimately, this NBA championship will come down to intelligent adjustments."
"The team that is most successful in exploiting the other team will win. Make the other team make adjustments and the team that has to make the most adjustments always falls behind."