No matter how far life pushes you down, no matter how much you hurt, you can always bounce back.
If you do not believe yourself no one else will.
I always believe someone somewhere is working harder than me and that motivates me to work harder, give 100%.
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.
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.
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.
Dream big work hard.
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.
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