Basketball Player quotes

#9121 Charles Barkley

Can I Play?? .

Charles Barkley Quotes about play
#9122 Charles Barkley

I'm not a role model. .

Charles Barkley
#9123 Charles Barkley

I don't know anything about , but Angola's in trouble. .

Charles Barkley Quotes about trouble
#51507 Kareem Abdul Jabbar

When I was 17, I worked in a mentoring program in Harlem designed to improve the community. That's when I first gained an appreciation of the Harlem Renaissance, a time when African-Americans rose to prominence in American culture. For the first time, they were taken seriously as artists, musicians, writers, athletes, and as political thinkers. .

Kareem Abdul Jabbar Quotes about time
#51508 Kareem Abdul Jabbar

You can't win unless you learn how to lose. .

Kareem Abdul Jabbar Quotes about you
#51509 Kareem Abdul Jabbar

A lot of young players don't really know much about the history of the game and a lot of them are missing out on what the game is all about, especially the whole concept of sportsmanship and teamwork. .

Kareem Abdul Jabbar Quotes about history
#59348 Carmelo Anthony

When I step on that basketball court, I'm thinking about basketball, I'm thinking about winning - but there's so much that goes into thought about how I'm going to open this game up to others. It's so much more than just basketball. .

Carmelo Anthony Quotes about thinking
#59349 Carmelo Anthony

People look at me like I'm on my way out of the game. I'm just getting started. .

Carmelo Anthony Quotes about art
#59350 Carmelo Anthony

I can't worry about what other people are saying about me. At the end of the day, it's just their opinions, but if I said I don't hear it, or it doesn't bother me a little bit, I'd be lying to you. .

Carmelo Anthony Quotes about people
#76981 Larry Bird

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals. .

Larry Bird Quotes about work
#76982 Larry Bird

Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players. .

Larry Bird Quotes about respect
#76983 Larry Bird

I've got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end. .

Larry Bird Quotes about time
#76984 Larry Bird

When it gets down to it, basketball is basketball. .

Larry Bird
#76985 Larry Bird

Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got. .

Larry Bird Quotes about believe
#76986 Larry Bird

The one thing that always bothered me when I played in the NBA was I really got irritated when they put a white guy on me. .

Larry Bird Quotes about real
#76987 Larry Bird

As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me - red, yellow, black. I just didn't want a white guy guarding me, because it's disrespect to my game. .

Larry Bird Quotes about respect
#76988 Larry Bird

I'm a loner. .

Larry Bird
#76989 Larry Bird

I wasn't real quick, and I wasn't real strong. Some guys will just take off and it's like, whoa. So I beat them with my mind and my fundamentals. .

Larry Bird Quotes about mind
#76990 Larry Bird

I really don't like talking about money. All I can say is that the Good Lord must have wanted me to have it. .

Larry Bird Quotes about money
#76991 Larry Bird

But it is a black man's game, and it will be forever. .

Larry Bird Quotes about man
#76992 Larry Bird

Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around. .

Larry Bird Quotes about you
#76993 Larry Bird

It doesn't matter who scores the points, it's who can get the ball to the scorer. .

Larry Bird
#76994 Larry Bird

I don't know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody - somewhere - was practicing more than me. .

Larry Bird Quotes about body
#76995 Larry Bird

I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American. .

Larry Bird Quotes about world
#76996 Larry Bird

I get homesick. .

Larry Bird Quotes about home
#76997 Larry Bird

Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds. .

Larry Bird Quotes about self
#76998 Larry Bird

The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson. .

Larry Bird Quotes about wit
#76999 Larry Bird

What's better? Dogs or broomsticks? I mean will the world really ever know? .

Larry Bird Quotes about world
#77000 Larry Bird

I like being by myself. .

Larry Bird Quotes about self
#77001 Larry Bird

The best players will play. That's the way it will always be. .

Larry Bird Quotes about will
#77002 Larry Bird

When I was a kid, I never thought about anything. Never had to think about where I was going to school or what I was going to do. I just lived minute to minute. .

Larry Bird Quotes about thought
#77003 Larry Bird

I've been around a while. I kinda know these things. .

Larry Bird
#77004 Larry Bird

I used to love the feeling of running, of running too far. It made my skin tingle. .

Larry Bird Quotes about love
#77005 Larry Bird

While day by day the overzealous student stores up facts for future use, he who has learned to trust nature finds need for ever fewer external directions. He will discard formula after formula, until he reaches the conclusion: Let nature take its course. .

Larry Bird Quotes about nature
#88529 Kobe Bryant

Everyting negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise. .

Kobe Bryant Quotes about opportunity
#88530 Kobe Bryant

The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do. .

Kobe Bryant Quotes about people
#88531 Kobe Bryant

I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I'm like, 'My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don't have it. I just want to chill.' We all have self-doubt. You don't deny it, but you also don't capitulate to it. You embrace it. .

Kobe Bryant Quotes about fear
#97703 Vince Carter

Everybody is different. Everybody has different styles. Just do it the best way you know how. .

Vince Carter Quotes about body
#97704 Vince Carter

There's not a thing that any of you guys can say bad about me that would hurt my feelings... I'm not coming at you, what I'm saying is that, I'm willing to take that heat for my team, if we're playing well or if we're not playing well. .

Vince Carter Quotes about feelings
#97705 Vince Carter

I don't want or need to gain respect with what I do off the court. I want respect for what I do on the court. .

Vince Carter Quotes about respect
#99826 Wilt Chamberlain

I believe that good things come to those who work. .

Wilt Chamberlain Quotes about work
#99827 Wilt Chamberlain

I couldn't have come close without my teammates' help because the Knicks didn't want me to make 100. .

Wilt Chamberlain Quotes about help
#99828 Wilt Chamberlain

Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath. .

Wilt Chamberlain Quotes about body
#99829 Wilt Chamberlain

It was a challenge to my teammates to help me. .

Wilt Chamberlain Quotes about help
#99830 Wilt Chamberlain

With all of you men out there who think that having a thousand different ladies is pretty cool, I have learned in my life I've found out that having one woman a thousand different times is much more satisfying. .

Wilt Chamberlain Quotes about life
#99831 Wilt Chamberlain

Nobody roots for Goliath. .

Wilt Chamberlain Quotes about body
#99832 Wilt Chamberlain

If you have ability in a certain area, why not capitalize on it and improve it and use it? .

Wilt Chamberlain Quotes about you
#99833 Wilt Chamberlain

The man who won't loan money isn't going to have many friends - or need them. .

Wilt Chamberlain Quotes about money
#99834 Wilt Chamberlain

We're all fascinated by the numbers, as we were about the 100 points. .

Wilt Chamberlain
#99835 Wilt Chamberlain

When you go out there and do the things you're supposed to do, people view you as selfish. .

Wilt Chamberlain Quotes about people
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