I've decided it's high time to start a running blog of the stuff Birdman says because he says a lot of profound stuff. Some of the quotes will have context, and others will just stand alone ...
Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014
—Why he's making Miami his permanent offseason home:
“Living in the city where you won a championship is probably good for business.”
—On improving his jumper
“I was told a long time ago that even though I’m called Birdman, you can’t jump forever. Like Shaq says, you have a certain amount of jumps. You’re limited to a certain amount of jumps in your career, but I’ve been blessed to be able to jump at 36, so I’m going to be able to use that a couple more times, but I want to be able to shoot it, too.
“That will prolong my career another three years … maybe.”
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
—Asked about playing for such a bargain price during the 2013-14 season. (Birdman played for the veteran's minimum, but was still receiving a salary from his previous contract with the Denver Nuggets.)
"I was playing at a bargain last year? I was getting two checks. That's what they called me in the locker room. 'Hey, what's up, Two Checks?'"
—On if he worked out of the summer
"I lifted boxes. I walked in the Texas heat. I walked up and down a mountain at 11,000 feet."
—On the new flavor of his power drink, Birdzilla.
"I'm not going to tell you what flavor it is, but it might be greet tea with ginseng."