In ninth grade, I figured he maybe could finally beat me, ... In 10th grade, I knew he could beat me. So I stopped playing him then because whenever anyone asked 'Who won the last game?' I always wanted to be able to say 'I did.' .
"Raymond Bernard Felton, Jr." is an American professional basketball point guard with the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Felton played college basketball at the North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball/University of North Carolina under head coach Roy Williams (coach)/Roy Williams. At North Carolina, Felton led the Tar Heels to a NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship/national championship before declaring for the NBA Draft. Felton was drafted 5th overall in the 2005 NBA Draft. Over his career, Felton has been a member of the Charlotte Bobcats, New York Knicks (twice), Denver Nuggets, and Portland Trail Blazers.More Raymond Felton on Wikipedia.
We all dreamed about this moment, just to be able to give back to your mom and dad.
Raymond would come by and see me covered in sweat, and I wasn't working in the day; I was working all night, ... He'd come in and he'd just shake his head. But he knew I had to work. He knew it had to be done.
It's just a wonderful feeling.
We just went out and played hard.
With my dad, he's just working so hard to take care of me and give me all the things I needed or wanted, ... It feels good just to tell them they can be done with all that stuff and do whatever they want. Relax. Get up when they want to. It's emotional, a very touching thing.
I was upset [at halftime], ... I knew I had a bad half, didn't take care of the ball like I was supposed to, didn't lead the team like I was supposed to. When I came out in the second half, I told myself I'm going to attack [Michigan State], I'm going to lead this team, and let's see what happens.
That was a little shocking.