Sheryl Swoopes - Quotes

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No matter how far life pushes you down, no matter how much you hurt, you can always bounce back. ---->>>

I always believe someone somewhere is working harder than me and that motivates me to work harder, give 100%. ---->>>

If you do not believe yourself no one else will. ---->>>

I've accomplished everything a person can accomplish on a basketball court, but I never thought about the future when I was younger. I never made plans for the next stage in my life. ---->>>

You have to be positive, and I'm not just talking about athletics, this also applies to life. ---->>>

I'm at a place in my life right now where I'm very happy, very content. I'm finally OK with the idea of who I love, who I want to be with. ---->>>

There is nothing I've been through in my life that I regret, or that I would go back and change. I feel like everything that happened - personally and professionally - I went through for a reason, and I learned from those things. ---->>>

I never really officially retired from the WNBA, I just left the doors open. ---->>>

Being gay has nothing to do with the three gold medals or the three MVPs or the four championships I've won. I'm still the same person. I'm Sheryl. ---->>>

Dream big work hard. ---->>>

For me, honestly, it's not about individual accomplishments, individual award. It's about what I've got to do and how I can contribute to the team. ---->>>

I have accomplished everything I set out to accomplish when I started playing the sport at 7. And probably even more. ---->>>

It didn't matter how good I was. It was always, 'You're a girl. You can't play with the guys.' It's always been motivation for me. ---->>>

Sexuality and gender don't change anyone's performance on the court. ---->>>

I've always been a firm believer in mind over matter. If you don't believe you can achieve, your body will start to believe this and you'll be stuck. ---->>>

Some people might say my coming out after just winning the MVP award is heroic, and I understand that. ---->>>

As a result of Title IX, and a new generation of parents who want their daughters to have the opportunities they never had, women's sports have arrived. ---->>>

I didn't grow up thinking, 'Oh, maybe someday I'm going to have a shoe named after me.' ---->>>

I'm finally OK with the idea of who I love, who I want to be with. ---->>>

I can't help who I fall in love with. No one can. ---->>>

I don't want to have to hide from the world anymore. ---->>>

I had never made any plans beyond basketball. ---->>>

I like to see people doubt me. ---->>>

I never thought a basketball shoe would be named after a woman, let alone me. ---->>>

Discovering I'm gay just sort of happened much later in life. ---->>>

Every level that I have ever competed on, I have risen to the top. ---->>>

Everybody wants to win. ---->>>

I was very bitter, frustrated, hurt, angry - I went through all types of emotions when I first was out of the WNBA. ---->>>

Players don't really ask for much or want much. But the things that they do need are important. ---->>>

There are so many women out there relying on me to represent them. ---->>>

To me, the most important thing is happiness. ---->>>

TV is what sells your product. ---->>>

Women play just as hard as guys do. We're just as competitive. ---->>>

There was the misconception out there that I retired after the 2008 season, but that was never the case. I wasn't done with basketball yet, and I'm still not done. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 03-25, 1971
Occupation: Athlete

Sheryl Denise Swoopes (born March 25, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball player. She was the first player to be signed in the WNBA, is a three-time WNBA MVP, and was named one of the league's Top 15 Players of All Time at the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game. Swoopes has won three Olympic gold medals (wikipedia)