It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like ‘What about lunch?
You need killer instinct to play here. It’s why Reggie Jackson became
Mr. October here. It’s why the ’86 Mets dominated here. You have to have no fear of the consequences here.
It’s what makes Rex Ryan so dangerous. You have to have some Kobe Bryant in you. Some Willis Reed in you. Some Clyde Frazier in you. Some Wally Backman in you. Some Lenny Dykstra in you. Some Keith Hernandez in you. Some CC Sabathia in you. Some Mark Messier in you. Some Derek Jeter in you.
And yes, some Alex Rodriguez in you.
LeBron James wears a Yankees cap, but he never could play for the Yankees. He would never want to endure what A-Rod had to endure all those years before he finally won his ring. A-Rod persevered. He wanted to stay a Yankee when he could have opted out for good. He wanted the eyes of the world on him as he chased the home run record and, of course, more championships in the best place there is to win.
Because you have to burn to be a champion here. You burn to be a champion first, before you burn to be a billionaire global icon.