You know, at the end of the day, all the shots that I take I practice. It’s not like I just go into the game just throwing up shots. I work hard. I’m in the gym every day. I practice my shots. Before every game I shoot 100 threes. You know, I get to the gym, I shoot 100 threes so I feel comfortable taking the shots I take.
Out of that whole game I probably took two bad shots. And, for me not to have a conscience? You’re right. When you’re an assassin, you don’t have a conscience. At the end of the day I thought he didn’t have a conscience, but I guess he does.
For the best player in the league to downplay what I did … I guess, I don’t know. I give him all the respect in the world. He is the No. 1 player in the league, by far. It’s like that. You don’t need to try to shadow box my 60. It was one of them nights when I was clicking and everything was going in so, I ended up having 60. That’s all there is to it.
How can you go back at a guy who scores 45 every night? You can’t. There’s no point of it. There’s no point.
We know who he is.
I know who he is.
I’m a big fan, I’m one of his No. 1 fans, so there’s no point in even throwing shots at him.
With a player like him, he just wants that challenge. I know he is going to be ready for Game 2 in Washington. With a player like him, it was his home crowd, they lost. He’s just that fierce competitor. He doesn’t want to get out-showed. He’s the one who everybody’s afraid of. And he’s right.
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