I actually felt like all of them were going in, especially the one when I got fouled. As soon as that shot went up, I was thinking San Antonio, I swear I was.
You should have seen me when I put on my uniform. I felt like a kid all over again.
What goes on away from here, as far as basketball, I leave that there. I don`t bring that here. If I do bring it here, I see my little girl and see my son, it wipes all that stuff out. None of that matters here. I`m not T-Mac here. Not at all. When I come here, I`m `Daddy.` I`m `Babe.` And I`m Tracy. This is family.
I`m not just a basketball player. I`ve got other talents.
I don`t have a problem wearing suits, but that`s not who I am, ... You had one of the greatest power forwards of all time, Karl Malone, and he came to the games in jeans, a T-shirt, cowboy boots and a cowboy hat. It`s going to be hard for me to change.
I knew I could. It`s all confidence. I don`t ever lose that.
If you don`t get your touches, there`s other ways to be productive for us. That`s on the defensive end, blocking shots, running the floor like a thoroughbred. If you run the floor, you have a guy that`s willing and able to pass you the ball and reward you for running the floor. Those types of things.
It offends me, ... I`ve been in this league nine years. I come to the game sometimes in jeans and a T-shirt, and I don`t think people look at that as me being a thug. I get endorsement deals because of the way I carry myself. The way that I dress doesn`t have anything to do with the type of person I am.
He can be that type of player, 20 and 10, without a doubt, without a doubt. He`s unbelievable.
I think the intensity from the beginning of the first quarter was there. Our overall concentration was there. We knew what we needed to do, and it helps when our shots are falling as well.