Top 100 Malcolm Brogdon Quotes

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“You’re going to go through ups; you’re going to go through downs. But staying steady is most important, and being able to bounce back is also very important.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“For me, personally, I feel like that’s my duty while I’m on this earth is to serve others and use my blessing to bless others. If I’m not doing that, I feel like I’m not serving my purpose. That’s my goal, that’s my passion, and that’s what I intend to do for the rest of my life.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“Everybody has losses, and sometimes they’re worse than others, but you can always bounce back.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I want people to have clean water. People in this country take it for granted, the ability to drink clean water whenever they want. There are millions of people far less fortunate in this world, and it’s my duty to do as much as I can to change that. I don’t see that as insurmountable at all.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“Who I am is a guy who’s going to do whatever the team needs.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I’m going to play the right way, I’m going to know my role, and I’m going to be who I am.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“Thanks to the great fans of Milwaukee. Their work ethic truly inspires me every night.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I think a lot of the problem with foreign aid and things like that is you go in, give a bunch of stuff, and then it runs out. It’s about helping them learn how to continue to be sustainable and live.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“Regardless of what the stakes are, our attitude and our mindset doesn’t change.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“Giannis is selfless.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“My best asset to my game is my IQ. I play the game thinking the game first.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“For me, keeping it simple is the best way to live life, to not complicate things, to sort of keep things in perspective.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I think we live in a country where we go overseas, and we fight other people’s wars, and we fight terrorism overseas internationally, but we don’t want to fully acknowledge the terrorism that goes on domestically.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I don’t pay attention to accolades or any of that stuff because I think it can serve as a distraction, so for me, I just focus on winning games, trying to make the playoffs.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I just go out there to show them I’m going to play the right way regardless of what position or what situation I’m in.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I think, as a rookie, what guys need to be judged on most coming in the league is feel. Not skill, not shooting, not stats, not even passing, but that feel for the game, the ability to read situations and make the right play.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“When you’re running next to a guy who’s about to lay it up in transition, you just get out of the way because you know Giannis is coming to block it.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“When you have a year of experience and also the experience of playing in the playoffs, it just makes a world of difference.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I know what my role is.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“My whole career, I’ve been an underdog, I’ve been underestimated. Therefore, I’ve had a chip on my shoulder my entire career. Being drafted in the second round when you think you’re supposed to be in the first round, a lottery pick, the chip grows bigger. And you have more to prove.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“A lot of scouts and people are enamored with athleticism and youth. So they take that any day over mature, high-quality basketball players.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I think my play will talk for me, It will show people, and it will show the league.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I pride myself on what I do every night. I pride myself on my work ethic and how I carry myself. I want to be mature in my approach but focused and disciplined.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I don’t let people score on me. I think that’s my biggest asset.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I was thinking about the NBA after my fourth year, but I also realized I could get my master’s paid for and have another year on the court to raise my draft stock even higher. I felt if I could do those things, I could have my cake and eat it, too.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I want to make a difference.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I want to play for a team that has a strong defensive reputation. One that relies on a system and where assists are valued. And a team that needs what I do – making other guys better, leading a team, being a defensive stopper every night. I want to be a good fit.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“My five years at Virginia truly prepared me for the NBA and for life after the NBA.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“Thanks to Coach Bennett for a great education in basketball and for making me better.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I saw from a very young age the value of clean water in communities in Africa. I made a promise to myself that once I reached a time and place in my career where I could do more, I would.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I think college has helped me.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“Playing four years of college, you learn a lot; you learn more about yourself than anything.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“My older brother was always in the gym, and I saw how hard he worked. Around middle school, I was in there with him, and I started to love it. But it wasn’t like I had a basketball in my hand at age 2.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“People would downplay how good I was, or my athleticism would be the knock, and that added fuel to the fire.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I don’t play for the attention; I work on my skills every day so I can go out and play my role to the fullest to help the team win. That’s my No. 1 goal when I step on the court.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“When you’re getting an opportunity and playing well, that’s all you can ask for.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“A Final Four would be pretty amazing.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“In college, I prided myself on defense and guarding the best player every night.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“The game is about making the right decisions.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“It’s not about making the most shots or even dunking the ball or any of that. It’s about being consistent every day you step on the court.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“Defense is about will and effort and a certain toughness you have to have.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I think, at heart, I’m a leader.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I think I always naturally lead on the court by just working.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“You have to keep shooting, even on tough shooting nights. You have to believe the next shot is going in.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“It takes experience to get through your lows.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“We try to pride ourselves in having a chip and being hungry every game.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“LeBron is one of the greats. He’s going to hit tough shots. You have to be able to live with them and limit everyone else around him.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“The big thing that Giannis brings to the game for us is pace, being able to get up and down the floor and play fast. We got to continue to do that and not lose momentum when he comes out of the game.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I think it speaks a lot to Coach Kidd and my teammates to trust me as a rookie to make plays down the stretch. When they put that confidence in you, it’s hard not to try to make plays.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“A lot of times,, you are not going to fit in; a lot of times you are going to have to skip those parties to get to where you want to be.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“Policy is the way you can change the world.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“Starting you automatically gets into your rhythm faster. Coming off the bench, you’re colder; it can be harder at times.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“Before I came to Milwaukee, I’d heard the city was the most segregated in the country. I’d heard it was racist. When I got here, it was extremely segregated. I’ve never lived in a city this segregated.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I’ve been a bit surprised, and encouraged, by the NBA’s support for athletes that speak out. Compared to the NFL, it’s night and day.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“Kaepernick is a hero.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“Soccer is still my favourite sport.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I was lucky I had a mom who had seen it all. From seeing my grandfather march in the Civil Rights era, she understood the depth, character, and stability you need to go through racism. She taught me not to accept it to but deal with it and be better than it.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I have great memories from childhood. Of course, the divorce, when I was 11, was tough. But my mom, especially, did a great job in raising us.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“My parents never planted the seed that anything was impossible. They planted the seed that things were doubly hard for a black man. My brothers and I made sure we outworked people and were better than everyone we were around.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“It’s amazing how sports is a way to control the masses. But it also unites people.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I’m not a guy who really gets nervous.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I stay in character at all times regardless of whoever’s playing well, the team isn’t playing well. if we’re up or down, I’m going to stay in character.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“Being raised, I think, in a household where your parents really taught you never to let people see you sweatin’ – that’s the motto I live by.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I wasn’t sure how it would unfold once I got to the NBA, but I knew if I got to the NBA, I could then have the platform and have the resources and the connections and the people around me that had more connections and more resources to help me really impact a lot of people’s lives.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I think Africa is the most interesting continent on the planet. You look at a country like Egypt, and you look at a country like Ghana. It’s just completely different, and the people look completely different. It’s just a fascinating continent with the most culture.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I don’t pay attention to what people think. I don’t really care what people think. All that matters is my teammates and my coaches.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I know we have a lot of poverty and we have a lot of problems over here in the U.S., but for me, I’ve been outside the country, and that’s really where my heart is – to help others outside.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I didn’t party. I didn’t go out. I didn’t really hang out with friends as much as other guys.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“When guys were going out to parties, I was going to the gym. I figured, for all my mom sacrificed for me, it was the least I could do.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“My grandparents really wanted me to go to Harvard. They thought that was writing your ticket for the future. How could I turn that down? But my mom knew I needed a balance. She knew that I loved basketball.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“Momentum is everything in this league.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“As a three shooter, seeing one go through the net, that’s all you need to just be shooting it confidently again.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“It differs from game to game, how aggressive I should be.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I think winning games is my biggest asset, knowing how to win.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I had a pretty bad injury the end of my freshman year in college, and that taught me just to be patient.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“Things aren’t always going to go your way. You wake up one day, and things are rough. But then you wake up the next day, and things are going great.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“There are going to be ups and downs, but you have to have a steady mindset, regardless of the situation you’re in.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“If you have an open shot, and you’re a shooter, and you’ve put hours and hours on the practice court shooting the ball, you shoot the ball in the game. It’s just that simple.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I love being around kids. When I see a kid that wants to talk to me or wants my autograph, I see myself in them. I just want to be a good example and be very approachable and want them to know that I’m just a regular guy, too.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I think just consistency. That’s the hardest thing to do in this league, especially for a rookie. There are going to be ups and downs.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“Guys are coming into the league a little more mature when they take the three or four years in college.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I don’t think any other college coach could have prepared me as well as Coach Bennett, just in terms of mental toughness, being able to grasp concepts and retain information.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“In my family, graduating and getting your bachelor’s is just the beginning. It’s only expected. You’re underachieving if you don’t strive for more than that.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“You always have to think in the back of your mind that someone’s working harder than you, someone’s getting better than you. That’s what drives me every day. I always think there’s someone out there working harder.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I think it’s the way I’m wired, the way I’m built. I want to improve. If you’re not improving, someone’s passing.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I’m a guy that’s all about not trying to take the easy way out or get out of things too early.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I always look forward to playing great players, great scorers, because I pride myself on my defense.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I’ve heard a lot about what second-round picks usually do – whether it’s D-League or whether it’s not playing – but for me, I have high expectations of myself regardless of where I’m picked.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“My game from college has translated into the pros.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I knew who I was coming into the NBA, so I knew what I could contribute to a team, and I just had a high level of confidence in myself and what I could do.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I think who I am on the court is who I am in person.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I’m a guy that tries to eat right. I try to keep my body right. I try to do all the right things. But like everybody else, I have flaws. I slip up. I eat the wrong things sometimes. I have cheat days. I think I make mistakes just like everybody else, but I try to minimize them.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“When you have a coaching change, when you have trades, an injury, when you have all these things happening – these are all things that are out of your control. Quickly, you start to understand that, really, the only thing you can control is going out and playing hard every night and being ready for your opportunity.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“It’s easy for especially NBA players to get caught up in the stress of the job, to get caught up in negativity and in what other people think, and it’s hard, but the best way to live is to keep things simple and enjoy every day.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I’m not flashy. I’ll do nice things on the floor, but I’m not going to do the really impressive dunk or make the really impressive block. I think that’s what fans enjoy most about coming to basketball games, but that’s not what I provide night in, night out.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I see guys like Colin Kaepernick in the NFL. Guys like Marshawn Lynch, they’re sitting down; they’re making statements. They’re standing up for what they believe in, and I think it’s terrific.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I think teams make the same decisions every year based on the same information and based on the same decision-making. I think a lot of it is flawed, but it’s the way they draft.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“When you bring a winner onto your team, he knows how to win, he’s going to help your team win, and that’s the goal at the end of the day.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“The better the competition is, the more skilled guys are, the more fundamental you have to be.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“I help my team win. That’s overall what I do best. If you watch me play, I’m usually going to be on the winning team. Whether it’s scoring enough points or rebounding enough or guarding the best player on the other team, I’m gonna do what it takes to win.”

― Malcolm Brogdon
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