DeMar DeRozan Top 32 Quotes Height, Weight, Net Worth, Age, Birthday, Wikipedia, Who, Nationality, Biography

DeMar Darnell DeRozan, an American professional basketball player, is better known by his shortened name, DeMar DeRozan. He once played for the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) San Antonio Spurs. In college, he was a member of the USC Trojans and was taken ninth overall by the Toronto Raptors in the 2009 NBA Draft.

He is also a four-time NBA All-Star and a two-time member of the All-NBA Team. He finished his nine-year career with the Raptors, including five playoff appearances. DeMar DeRozan represented the United States at the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Check out the 32 quotes from DeMar DeRozan that will benefit you every day.

  1. “If you work for it, you’ll deserve what comes. Hard work.”― DeMar DeRozan

  2. “I’m no stranger to pain. It’s what made me.”― DeMar DeRozan

  3. “I didn’t want to be regular. I didn’t want to be this type of player, how everybody else play. I always try to learn and just be better so I could be different, y’know, instead of being content like a lot of people I’ve seen were.”― DeMar DeRozan

  4. “You gotta be able to take criticism if you want to be anything close to great. Even if it’s not true. You use that as an advantage for yourself. You can use that negative energy and turn that into an energy that drives you to be something more than you thought you could be. That’s one thing I did.”― DeMar DeRozan

  5. “I came up different; I took a different route. I want to lead my own path.”― DeMar DeRozan

  6. “Other people gotta be told when to go to the gym, what to work out, what to work on, what to do. For me, it was always my own self-motivation of maybe just wanting to make it out of Compton. I was like that with everything in my life.”― DeMar DeRozan

  7. “I don’t care what shape, form, ethnicity, nothing. I treat everybody the same.”― DeMar DeRozan

  8. “It’s one of the things that no matter how indestructible we look like we are, we’re all human at the end of the day. We all got feelings… all of that.”― DeMar DeRozan

  9. “EVERY TIME I SHOOT A TURNAROUND, I FEEL LIKE NOBODY CAN BLOCK IT.”― DEMAR DEROZAN   

  10. “We’re all human at the end of the day. That’s why I look at every person I encounter the same way.”― DeMar DeRozan

  11. “I don’t try to be nothing I’m not. I’m not flashy. I’m just me.”― DeMar DeRozan

  12. “Day 1, when I was drafted to the Toronto Raptors, they had this stigma on them: Every guy leaves. Nobody wants to be here. Superstars, nobody wants to play in Canada. From Day 1, my whole mindset and approach to the game, being in Toronto, was I wanted to change that whole narrative to that whole organization.”― DeMar DeRozan

  13. “My dad always played sports. He played football. I always wanted to play football because my dad played football, but my mom never wanted me to play football because she said she couldn’t take me getting hit.”― DeMar DeRozan

  14. “Growing up, I didn’t have a lot and always wanted things. But I was too prideful to ask for anything; I always worked for it.”― DeMar DeRozan

  15. “Me and my mom are just alike in every type of way. I talk to my mom about everything.”― DeMar DeRozan

  16. “I told myself that if I went to Compton High, and I made something out of the school, it would mean something to me later down the line because I started everything. And future kids would say, ‘DeMar made it here; why can’t I?’ I wanted to stay home.”― DeMar DeRozan

  17. “My mom’s one of the toughest ladies I know. I’ve seen her lose both her brothers, both her parents. She’s been through a lot, and to see her get up every day and put a smile on her face, that shows nothing but strength.”― DeMar DeRozan

  18. “I’M SURE THERE’S A LONG LIST OF ONE-TIME ALL-STARS, AND I DON’T WANT TO BE ON IT.”― DEMAR DEROZAN     

  19. “I am Toronto. Outside of where I’m from, I represent this city harder than anybody.”― DeMar DeRozan

  20. “My mindset was that I was always going to be in Toronto my whole career, but I was never naive.”― DeMar DeRozan

  21. “I took pride in everything when it came to Canada. Not even just Toronto, everything that came with Canada, wearing that Toronto Raptors jersey.”― DeMar DeRozan

  22. “I’m so quiet if you don’t know me.”― DeMar DeRozan

  23. “I stay standoffish in a sense, in my own personal space, to be able to cope with whatever it is you’ve got to cope with.”― DeMar DeRozan

  24. “My mom always told me: Never make fun of anybody, because you never know what that person is going through. Ever since I was a kid, I never did. I never did.”― DeMar DeRozan

  25. “I don’t care who you are. You can be the smallest person off the street, or you could be the biggest person in the world. I’m going to treat everybody the same – with respect.”― DeMar DeRozan

  26. “I never wanted to be ordinary. I never just wanted to do one thing.”― DeMar DeRozan

  27. “I played against Kobe a lot when I was in high school during the summers, even in college, just being that guy in L.A. coming up. He always gave me advice here and there, and even the smallest things stuck with me. I watched every single thing that Kobe did, every game, every move. He made me a student of the game.”― DeMar DeRozan

  28. “A lot of people in the NBA don’t even take the game serious or take the same approach that I do.”― DeMar DeRozan

  29. “At the end of the day, the only person to have a better Kobe sneaker game than me is Kobe himself.”― DeMar DeRozan

  30. “I NEVER FORCE NOTHING IN MY GAME. I LET EVERYTHING COME WHENEVER IT NEEDED TO COME. THAT’S THE BEAUTY OF IT.”― DEMAR DEROZAN     

  31. “People ask me what I would have done if it wasn’t for basketball. I can never give a good story because I honestly don’t know. I had no other options.”― DeMar DeRozan

  32. “I’ve never been one who wanted any type of attention, good nor bad.”― DeMar DeRozan