Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
Never underestimate the heart of a champion.
The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play “Drop the Handkerchief.
You don’t play against opponents. You play against the game of basketball.
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Talent wins games, but team work and intelligence wins championships.
This is the second most exciting indoor sport, and the other one shouldn’t have spectators.
There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket.
The rule was “No autopsy, no foul.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
When it’s played the way is spozed to be played, basketball happens in the air; flying, floating, elevated above the floor, levitating the way oppressed peoples of this earth imagine themselves in their dreams.
John Edgar Wideman
I haven’t been able to slam-dunk the basketball for the past five years. Or, for the thirty-eight years before that, either.
I look at the NBA as a football game without the helmet.
To win, you’ve got to put the ball in the macrame.
If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.
Basketball doesn’t build character it reveals it.
Nothing there but basketball, a game which won’t be fit for people until they set the basket umbilicus-high and return the giraffes to the zoo.
What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player.
What is so fascinating about sitting around watching a bunch of pituitary cases stuff a ball through a hoop?
Sometimes a player’s greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.
These Liberty girls, they don’t have sex, but you can always play in the mud!!
We have a great bunch of outside shooters. Unfortunately, all our games are played indoors.
Basketball is the MTV of sports.
If I weren’t earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.
Basketball is like photography, if you don’t focus, all you have is the negative.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
I hate it. It looks like a stickup at 7-Eleven. Five guys standing there with their hands in the air.
Fans never fall asleep at our games, because they’re afraid they might get hit by a pass.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
Any American boy can be a basketball star if he grows up, up, up.
When I dunk, I put something on it. I want the ball to hit the floor before I do.
If my primary purpose here at Indiana is to go out and win ballgames, I can probably do that as well as anybody can. I would just cheat, get some money from alot of people around Indianapolis who want to run the operation that way, and just go out and get the best basketball players I can. Then we’d beat everybody.
They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds.
If all I’m remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I’ve done a bad job with the rest of my life.
When I went to Catholic high school in Philadelphia, we just had one coach for football and basketball. He took all of us who turned out and had us run through a forest. The ones who ran into the trees were on the football team.
We’re shooting 100 percent – 60 percent from the field and 40 percent from the free-throw line.
You can run a lot of plays when your X is twice as big as the other guys’ O. It makes your X’s and O’s pretty good.
Giving “Magic” the basketball is like giving Hitler an army, Jesse James a gang, or Genghis Khan a horse.
Just remember, their fans think their players are supermen. Well we’re the kryptonite, and we’re gonna win.
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Basketball teams, after the perfunctory lay-up drill, fall into the crowded isolation and personal style of 10 city kids shooting at the same basket or playing one-on-one.
My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back.
The secret is to have eight great players and four others who will cheer like crazy.
As far as carrying the torch for the years to come, I don’t know. I just want to be the best basketball player I can be.