Top 32 DeMar DeRozan Quotes

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American professional basketball player DeMar Darnell DeRozan is renowned by his short name, DeMar DeRozan. He played for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA) once. And for college basketball, he played for the USC Trojans and got selected ninth overall by the Toronto Raptors during the 2009 NBA draft.

Moreover, he is a four-time NBA All-Star and a two-time All-NBA Team member. He completed his nine seasons with the Raptors that includes five playoff runs. In the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, DeMar DeRozan played for the United States national team.

Now, check the following 32 quotes by DeMar DeRozan that will help you every day.

DeMar DeRozan
DeMar DeRozan heads to the lane on Isaiah Thomas as the Spurs host the Wizards at the AT&T Center on 26, 2019.

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

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

“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

“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

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

“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

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

“It’s one of them 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

9th of 32 DeMar DeRozan Quotes

“Every time I shoot a turnaround, I feel like nobody can block it.”― DeMar DeRozan   

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

DeMar DeRozan with his family
DeMar DeRozan with his family

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

“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

“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

18th of 32 DeMar DeRozan Quotes

“I’m sure there’s a long list of one-time all-stars, and I don’t want to be on it.”― DeMar DeRozan     

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

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

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

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

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

30th of 32 DeMar DeRozan Quotes

“I never force nothing in my game. I let everything come whenever it needed to come. That’s the beauty of it.”― DeMar DeRozan     

“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

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

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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