' “You are a good kid. You deserve the world... “And now, you have to take your hope and go somewhere where other people have hope." '
' “I’m going to Reardan tomorrow… “I want to go to Reardan,” I said again. I couldn’t believe I was saying it. For me, it seemed as real as saying, “I want to fly to the moon.”
' "Are you sure?..." '
' "I was tiny," Dad said. "And she boosted me up so I could get a drink. And imagine, all these years later and we're married and have two kids." "What does this have to do with basketball?" "You have to dream big to get big.""That's pretty dang optimistic of you, Dad." '