Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Channing Frye Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
To the fans of Cleveland: I want to say thank you, number one. You all understand that it’s deeper than just a game.
Everybody wants to be the hero but sometimes the hero is the guy who isn’t seen as much, who is doing stuff on the sidelines and being professional.
I kept begging and begging for a car when I turned 16. My dad got me a 1971 Chevy pickup with no air conditioning and no radio!
I purposely don’t put my family on there, I don’t put my kids on there. Because I think these days everybody wants to share everything – and then they get upset when people judge all their stuff. So, I figure let them judge things that you’re okay with them judging.
I like to space the floor, I think I can give guys opportunity not to get double-teamed.
You can judge the fact that I like video games or wine or love basketball or like going fishing. You can judge all that. But there are certain things that you can’t, and I think people are figuring that out. Me, being from the old school, I figured that out early.
If everyone had a superpower, Kobe would be the Hulk. Kobe could take on a whole team by himself and he’s willing to do that. So, Kobe is like I’ll go 5-1, I don’t care. I’m still going to win. I put in more work than all five of you guys.
I think every team goes through their ups and downs.
I want people to not look at NBA players as basketball players who love wine. I want them to really look at us as people who may have access to different wines but are as passionate as them. We love wine. We love the culture, we love being able to open a bottle, we love the excitement of hearing if you love it.
I like drinking wine. Since I travel a lot in the league, I like to sit down with my wife and have a meal and share a glass of wine. We’re exhausted, especially when our kids are acting crazy, but that cheers, that connection, is what wine is for my family and my friends. It’s a part of who we are.
I learned that I love basketball, but I love my family more.
I’m pretty light-hearted for the most part.
It doesn’t matter where you’re drafted.
I think the defense is going to dictate how many shots you get.
Wine culture is very white. It’s a fact. When you look at it from a cultural standpoint, you’re missing out on so many different cultural influences in America.
Sometimes I wanted to be aggressive. I felt like if I wasn’t getting shots up or if I wasn’t being overly aggressive on defense then I wasn’t playing good. I finally realized just to slow down and just let the game come to you.
There isn’t anything I do that promotes the word soft. Do I miss practice? No. Do I not play hard? No. Do I miss any games? No. Do I back down from bigger guys? No. That’s all right. I have to earn my name.
If we’re more successful with me coming off the bench and we’re winning games, hey, I’ll ride with it.
You don’t need to be a stereotypical basketball player to be successful. You can be yourself. You can kick it with artists, you can kick it with nerds.
Big guys like the paint. I make them allergic to it.
I would always ask Rob Pelinka what Kobe was doing to be who he was. How to get his game to the next level – how does he get that good?
I think that’s what being a good teammate is, and I think that’s what creates a good environment for the locker room. I think if guys are connected, it’s easier to know where they’re coming from when they get upset or they’re down on themselves.
I’ve been through everything in my career.
I put a lot of pressure on myself to play a certain way.
When I go with my friends who aren’t into wine, I love to introduce them to my area of expertise. That’s what’s exciting about wine in its truest form – you want to share your love of what you’re sharing.
I’m really appreciating the value of a Chuck Taylor as I get older.
When I got to the NBA, that first Knicks group was pretty dysfunctional. But it was on me, too. I didn’t understand the game as much as I should have. I should have watched more film. Instead of thinking of the team, I was thinking about me. That Knicks team went 23-59.
If you have guys where they don’t know what their job is every night, then you start seeing guys, they don’t give each other high-fives. They don’t communicate when there are miscues. They just kind of look at each other and try to blame each other.
What you’re getting on Twitter is me sitting on a bench, just with a lot less cuss words. Honestly.
It’s tough to control your words and your emotions. A lot of guys will say things out of emotion at that moment when really they should be thinking: ‘Ok, what’s this going to look like tomorrow?’
I’m a 120-over-78 blood pressure guy.
Anything that has to do with the heart is scary.
What I’ve learned is that you forget that it’s not only a blessing to play this game, but it’s an opportunity.
Even Vegas around two o’clock in the morning isn’t as busy as here. It’s always busy in Times Square, not that we’ve been out at two in the morning. That’s what we hear.
I have no problem being wrong. I love it when somebody goes ‘Channing you’re wrong.’
People need to hear that it doesn’t matter if you have everything, you still go through life with your struggles.
It’s just hard in general to win in this league.
If you explain your opinion and have an almost unemotional view about things that people can relate to, it helps fans understand.
In the early ’90s, my parents weren’t really drinking wine. They had a bottle or two laying around, but it had been a stigma where a bottle of wine had to be for a super special occasion. A bottle of wine had to go with a steak. And it was this thing that seemed so distant.
I don’t want to say that when you’re an athlete, you take things for granted, but you do. We’re supposed to go out and think we’re invincible. We’re not.
I like Damian Lillard because he’s done more with less than Steph.
To be 29 and have a heart issue is very rare. Other than that, I had a clean bill of health.
I could do interviews all day.
A big thing with the heart issue is you can’t be up in here being stressed and having a lot of anxiety, so I had to do a lot of soul searching about how, ‘Why do certain things make me upset?’ and being more honest with myself. It’s actually made my marriage awesome, it’s made my friendships better.