Quotations on Basketball

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I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people need to start spending as much time in the library as they do on the basketball court.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: Time, People, Basketball, Being, Court)

I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: Dreams, Basketball, Kids)

I have been coaching recently. I coached high school basketball in Arizona, and I hope that more opportunities become available.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: Hope, Basketball, Coaching, School)

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
- Red Auerbach
(Keywords: War, Basketball, Defense, First, Weapons)

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.
- Charles Barkley
(Keywords: People, Basketball, Direction)

I'm not a role model... Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids.
- Charles Barkley
(Keywords: Basketball, Kids)

For example, Michael Jordan earns $100million a year but continues to play basketball and remains a modest human being.
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Keywords: Basketball, Being, Example, Play)

If you're playing basketball with someone who's better than you, you have to get better or else it's no fun.
- Jason Behr
(Keywords: Basketball, Fun)

I've always been like that. I was a tomboy when I was a kid, so I was always playing baseball and basketball and football and stuff as a kid with the boys.
- Catherine Bell
(Keywords: Baseball, Basketball, Boys, Football)

I just want to try to ignore the scrutiny and all the distractions and just play hard basketball and let the best come... Improving game by game and trying to improve my game is what I want to do.
- Andrew Bogut
(Keywords: Basketball, Play, Trying, Want)

It wasn't until late high school and early college that I gained enough size and skill to make me welcome on intramural basketball teams.
- Paul D. Boyer
(Keywords: Basketball, College, School, Skill)

Trying to take money out of politics is like trying to take jumping out of basketball.
- Bill Bradley
(Keywords: Money, Politics, Basketball, Trying)

I had no experience with broadcasting basketball games, so I took a tape recorder and went to a playground where there was a summer league, and I stood up in the top of the stands and I called the game.
- Ed Bradley
(Keywords: Experience, Basketball, Games, Summer)

My personal life is the same. At the end of the day, this is just a job. I love what I do, and it's a great job. But it's like my alter ego. There's Chris Brown the singer. And there's Christopher Brown, the down-home Tappahannock boy that plays video games and basketball and hangs out.
- Chris Brown
(Keywords: Life, Love, Basketball, Day, Ego, End, Games, Job)

I like low-maintenance girls, but at the same time, classy. She needs to take care of herself. But also be a girl who isn't afraid to get sweaty and play basketball, so it's cool if she's a tomboy.
- Chris Brown
(Keywords: Time, Basketball, Care, Girls, Needs, Play)

We've got to play better basketball.
- Tim Buckley
(Keywords: Basketball, Play)

But the point of using the number was to show that sex was a great part of my life as basketball was a great part of my life. That's the reason why I was single.
- Wilt Chamberlain
(Keywords: Life, Sex, Basketball, Reason)

I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey.
- Steven Chu
(Keywords: Sports, Baseball, Basketball, Children, Football, Games, Interest, Play, School)

Theaters are great. They're designed to sound good, not for basketball.
- Les Claypool
(Keywords: Basketball, Sound)

The thing I like about my body is that it's strong. I can move furniture around my apartment. I can ride my horse... I can play basketball. It's a well functioning machine.
- Cindy Crawford
(Keywords: Basketball, Body, Machine, Play)

I sail, scuba dive, play football, basketball.
- Casper Van Dien
(Keywords: Basketball, Football, Play)

I always dreamt of being a basketball player. A dream that only I believed in.
- David Duchovny
(Keywords: Dream, Basketball, Being)

In sixth grade, my basketball team made it to the league championships. In double overtime, with three seconds left, I rebounded the ball and passed it - to the wrong team! They scored at the buzzer and we lost the game. To this day, I still have nightmares!
- Zac Efron
(Keywords: Basketball, Day, Wrong)

I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was. And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence.
- Julius Erving
(Keywords: Home, Basketball, Being, Influence, Learning)

And from the first time I picked up a basketball at age eight - I had a lot of difficulty when I first picked up a basketball, because I was a scrub - there were things that I liked about it.
- Julius Erving
(Keywords: Age, Time, Basketball, Difficulty, First)

I had all the normal interests - I played basketball and I headed the school paper. But I also developed very early a great love for music and literature and the theater.
- Carlisle Floyd
(Keywords: Love, Music, Basketball, Literature, School, Theater)

I enjoy listening to classical music and heavy metal. I play basketball and try to go diving at least once a year. I don't really have hobbies in the traditional sense... I engage in too many activities already through the actions of my characters.
- Alan Dean Foster
(Keywords: Music, Actions, Basketball, Hobbies, Listening, Play, Sense)

So you're dealing with a coach, and you're dealing with a guy who's actually experienced NBA basketball from a player's perspective and actually goes about it that way.
- Kevin Garnett
(Keywords: Basketball, Coach, Perspective)

Not only is Rip Hamilton an outstanding basketball player, he is also known for giving back to his community.
- Jim Gerlach
(Keywords: Basketball, Community, Giving)

I'm pretty athletic and I play basketball a lot.
- Jay Hernandez
(Keywords: Basketball, Play, Pretty)

I believe that whatever we have, regardless of a trade being done or not, I feel we have a shot. I've just got to believe that we're going to be all right. I've got to just play basketball.
- Allen Iverson
(Keywords: Basketball, Being, Play, Right, Trade)

I also tell them that your education can take you way farther than a football, baseball, track, or basketball will - that's just the bottom line.
- Bo Jackson
(Keywords: Education, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Will)

To see a player dunk in women's college basketball is just amazing. It's great to see that the game has reached that level now.
- Holly Johnson
(Keywords: Women, Basketball, College, Now)

I have no desire to coach basketball.
- Kevin Johnson
(Keywords: Basketball, Coach, Desire)

I wanted to do two things when I was growing up, about your age. I wanted to play in the NBA, and I wanted to be a businessman after my basketball career was over, and that is what I am doing now.
- Magic Johnson
(Keywords: Age, Basketball, Career, Growing up, Now, Play)

It's very warm there, so we were outdoors all the time. The local people had programs for us year-round, where as kids we had the opportunity to play football, basketball, baseball, track and field - we just went from one sport to the next, year-round.
- Rafer Johnson
(Keywords: Time, People, Opportunity, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Kids, Play)

And it blew my mind when I started to get wind of the fact that they actually liked me being around. That was humbling, because Kentucky basketball is a big deal, and I am not the biggest fan - I am just the most notorious one.
- Ashley Judd
(Keywords: Basketball, Being, Fact, Kentucky, Mind, Wind)

The 76ers currently play very good basketball, and we don't. However, we are still only one win behind them. If we continue to improve, we should be on the top of our division at the end of the regular season.
- Jason Kidd
(Keywords: Basketball, End, Play)

A lot of late nights in the gym, a lot of early mornings, especially when your friends are going out, you're going to the gym, those are the sacrifices that you have to make if you want to be an NBA basketball player.
- Jason Kidd
(Keywords: Basketball, Friends, Want)

If there wasn't any business and it was just strictly basketball, then there would be no issue, it would probably be done by now. But the team has to protect.
- Jason Kidd
(Keywords: Business, Basketball, Now)

I like basketball, and I've been to three games, which is so much more fun than seeing it on TV, I think.
- Heidi Klum
(Keywords: Basketball, Fun, Games)

You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
- Bobby Knight
(Keywords: Basketball, Opponents, Play)

Walking has been ridiculous in college basketball the past 15 years.
- Bobby Knight
(Keywords: Basketball, College, Past, Walking, Years)

As I've said, basketball has been, I think, a real cooperative venture. There have been a lot of people that have been involved in it: coaches, administrators - not recently - fans and nobody, nobody any more so than students over the years.
- Bobby Knight
(Keywords: People, Basketball, Coaches, Fans, Students, Years)

As all of us with any involvement in sports knows, no two umpires or no two referees have the same strike zone or call the same kind of a basketball game.
- Herb Kohl
(Keywords: Sports, Basketball, Zone)

That's what I do now: I lead and I teach. If we win basketball games from doing that, then that's great, but I lead and teach. Those are the two things I concentrate on.
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Keywords: Basketball, Games)

Basketball was not my main sport in grade school, or even the first year of high school.
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Keywords: Basketball, First, School)

A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That's how I want you to play.
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Keywords: Basketball, Play, Want)

I've tried to handle winning well, so that maybe we'll win again, but I've also tried to handle failure well. If those serve as good examples for teachers and kids, then I hope that would be a contribution I have made to sport. Not just basketball, but to sport.
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Keywords: Failure, Hope, Winning, Basketball, Kids, Teachers)

The cast gets along pretty well, it's a good work environment. I hang out a lot with Brett Claywell, he plays Tim Smith on the show. We play plenty of basketball.
- James Lafferty
(Keywords: Work, Basketball, Environment, Play, Pretty)



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