"She told me, 'I didn't raise no quitter,'" Waiters said, staring across the darkened hardwood floors of the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center before the lights were turned on for a recent practice. "That coming from your mom, that's powerful words. That's all I needed to hear. That just drove me. I just took it in and ran with it."
"He's a mommy's boy. There's not too much you can say about a mommy's boy," she said. "He just needs to do what he's doing. I tell him after every game to just stay focused _ you're chasing your dream."