Although it was hard to be traded, I have no hard feelings. I’m grateful to Dan Gilbert and the Cavs organization for 12 amazing years. I know I’m very fortunate. I’m leaving one great team and joining another. I can’t wait to put on my new Warrior jersey.
Coming over from Spain at the young age of 21 was not easy, but as soon as I put on a Cavs jersey and stepped on the court, I felt at home.
There is nothing like walking on the streets on a freezing cold day and hearing fans scream your name, then stopping to talk to those same fans. There is nothing like looking into the crowd at the Q and seeing over 20,000 people wearing wigs to match your hair. Those are feelings I will cherish for the rest of my life and never forget.
I have seen players and coaches come and go, but through it all, I have always known Cleveland is where I want to retire. But life doesn’t always work the way you want it to, and at the end of the day, the saying, ‘This is a business,’ is unfortunately true.
Home is where the heart is, and my heart will forever be in Cleveland.
You never know how much you can do in practice because you never know if you’re going to play or not, but the main thing is stay ready.
If I go anywhere else and win a championship, it’s not going to be the same. I want to win a championship in Cleveland. That’s where I want to stay. I love Cleveland.
You’re going to play good. You’re going to play bad. But as long as I stay healthy, I should be happy. Every player should feel the same way.
I just think about cutting my hair when it’s too hot or when I have to go somewhere that I have to wash it and style it. That’s when I think about cutting it.