From NBA Player to American Artist
I took all that anger, all that drive, all that emotion, and I just threw it into my art. To not just only create, but to speak to people with confidence.
I'm proud of whats happened in my life. There was some pain at times, but I'm proud of what's happened because it's allowed me to be the person I am today.
The journey and everything we do is the most important. The between is what matters most. It's not the beginning, and it's not the end.
I'm an artist, but basketball just got in the way for 10 years.
If you look around, there is art all in this room. You're wearing it, you're sitting in it, Christmas trees, lights, sound, video, photographers, we've all got our phone out... those are all designed and created by artistic people.
The arts are dying in school, and I agree, we've gotta find a ways to get it back in front of kids. It's the next generation of creative people.
Take some every once in a while and just reflect on how you got to where you are.... and try to find a way to utilize all those experience in day-to-day.