NBA Players show plenty of resolve
Basketball New Year's Resolutions

When you think New Year's you think of a packed Times Square, Dick Clark on TV, Champagne corks popping and the old standard "Auld Lang Syne."

And, of course, New Year's resolutions.

This year NBA's getting a head start on the New Year on Nov. 2 as the Detroit Pistons will help the league ring in the "Basketball New Year." The Pistons will bring to mind last year's title when they receive their championship rings before taking on the Houston Rockets (8 p.m. ET, TNT), while the Denver Nuggets visit L.A. to take on the Lakers (10:30 p.m. ET, TNT).

As we said, a new year wouldn't be complete without the resolutions to go with them. So, we gathered some of the game's brightest stars and asked them about their resolutions for this Basketball New Year.

What is your Basketball New Year's resolution?

Kirk Hinrick resolves to leave opponents gasping for air.
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Tyson Chandler, F, Chicago Bulls
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to leave it all on the floor."

Eddy Curry, C, Chicago Bulls
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to never say never."

Ricky Davis, F, Boston Celtics
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to average a triple-double every game."

Samuel Dalembert, C, Philadelphia 76ers
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to play through pain."

Antonio Daniels, G, Seattle Sonics
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to get my teammates more involved."

Baron Davis, G, New Orleans Hornets
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to be a leader in my community."

Tim Duncan, F, San Antonio Spurs
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to play hard every night."

Melvin Ely, F, Charlotte Bobcats
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to win over 50 games."

Kevin Garnett, F, Minnesota Timberwolves
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to still be playing in June."

Manu Ginobili, F, San Antonio Spurs
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to never slow down."

Ben Gordon, G, Chicago Bulls
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to bring excitement to the arena."

Kirk Hinrich, G, Chicago Bulls
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to make the other guy tired."

Eddie House, G, Charlotte Bobcats
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to up my field goal percentage."

Marc Jackson, C, Philadelphia 76ers
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to help this team make the playoffs."

Raef LaFrentz, C, Boston Celtics
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to give the fans something to cheer about."

Stephon Marbury, G, New York Knicks
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to bring excitement back to the Garden."

Walter McCarty, F, Boston Celtics
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to play hard every single night."

Aaron McKie, G, Philadelphia 76ers
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to win an NBA championship."

Emeka Okafor, F, Charlotte Bobcats
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to make the playoffs."

Steve Smith resolves to play forever.
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Bo Outlaw, F, Memphis Grizzlies
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to give the fans something to cheer about."

Paul Pierce, G, Boston Celtics
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to never commit a turnover."

Jason Richardson, G, Golden State Warriors
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to lead my team to the playoffs."

Steve Smith, G, Charlotte Bobcats
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to continue to play, 20 to 30 years from now."

Wally Szczerbiak, G, Minnesota Timberwolves
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to win a championship."

Robert Traylor, F, Cleveland Cavaliers
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to dunk over a seven-footer."

Jason Williams, G, Memphis Grizzlies
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to make you say, 'Wow!'"

Jerome Williams, F, New York Knicks
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to make all my free throws."

Corliss Williamson, F, Philadelphia 76ers
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to play every game like a champion."

Lorenzen Wright, C, Memphis Grizzlies
"My Basketball New Year's resolution is to leave it out on the floor."