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I was always interested in acting, but in my high school sports was the cool thing to be part of, and I was still very into being cool. So I played a lot of basketball and football. But I always had that want to be in theater and to be a part of theater arts. But in my school, it was just a really nerdy thing to be a part of. Everyone in my school wore bowler hats - they were always on, always acting, and all so big. I was like, "I can't be that", even though I wanted to be.
Football can stand parity better than any of the other sports, I think. Baseball, basketball and hockey need a defining team, in essence to frame the season. Football? Not so much.
I learned early that if I wanted to achieve anything in life, I'd have to do it myself. I learned that I had to be accountable.
They said you have to use your five best players but I found you win with the five who fit together the best.
We can't have two standards, one set for the dedicated young men who want to do something ambitious and one set for those who don't.
I just play basketball. I'm athletic. Skinny but strong, tall but quick.
Motivating through fear may work in the short term to get people to do something, but over the long run I believe personal pride is a much greater motivator. It produces far better results that last for a much longer time.
How competitive can you be without losing your discipline?
Your problems never cease, they just change.
When you’re a coach or athlete and you win a championship, you realize that the championship was really a work-in-progress. What you went through during the pre-season, in the regular-season and then during the post-season enabled you to win a title. I treated the stages of my cancer treatment as the phases of a championship season, and it kept me on track to accomplishing my ultimate goal.
Hunter S. Thompson
February is always a bad month for TV sports. Football is gone, basketball is plodding along in the annual midseason doldrums, and baseball is not even mentioned.
This is an award I couldn't have won on my own. I can't thank these guys enough. These are my guys, these are my brothers.
I recruit hungry kids who love the game and want to get better and feel they have more questions than answers
Then I went to UCLA - so of course I became a huge Bruin basketball fan... and later came to football.
It's not to hurt anyone, but basketball can be rough.
Robert Griffin Iii
I'd love to play basketball with the president, or throw the football around or something like that.
Lakers were able to maintain a certain level of talent and success and so were the Celtics. So after awhile it became part of people's sports lore...
Winning coaches look for opportunities to praise. Anything that reflects a commitment to the team is praiseworthy
Every time I think about changing a diaper, I run a little bit harder and a little bit faster to make sure I can afford a nanny until my daughter's old enough to take care of that herself.
I am very proud to be featured, especially when you consider the outstanding champions who have had this honor. It is great company to be in.
You should sub a player out when you see a player not going full-speed or playing selfish basketball.
I was definitely out of control, but I loved the game of basketball and I played to win and I didn't understand anything less than that. That's why I have a hard time with the young men who can't play because they went to the dentist this afternoon.
Basketball is an endurance sport, and you have to learn to control your breath; that's the essence of yoga, too. So, I consciously began using yoga techniques in my practice and playing. I think yoga helped reduce the number and severity of injuries I suffered. As preventative medicine, it's unequaled.
Wherever there's money, there's drugs, so to say drugs don't exist in the NBA would be stupid.
The one thing I learned about myself going back and watching tapes of all the losses that we've had is that I'm physically capable of doing this and dominating the game, but the mental part was not there. I don't know if it comes with age, but I had to learn to be mentally tough.
My parents were kind of over protective people. Me and my sister had to play in the backyard all the time. They bought us bikes for Christmas but wouldn't let us ride in the street, we had to ride in the backyard. Another Christmas, my dad got me a basketball hoop and put it in the middle of the lawn! You can't dribble on grass.
Being involved in competition is a privilege and an opportunity. Seek to make the most of that opportunity by pushing yourself to the limit of your abilities. When it is over, you will have earned the respect of your opponents, your coaches, and yourself.
All the courage and competitiveness of Jackie Robinson affects me to this day. If I patterned my life after anyone it was him, not because he was the first black baseball player in the majors but because he was a hero.
First master the fundamentals.
Everyone thought that the Spurs would run through us and everyone is talking about the Spurs vs. the Suns in the conference finals. This team has a lot of heart and a lot of pride.
Your best athletes might give basketball a try just when they think, geez, this might be something that pays off for me in the end.
Only run special plays for special players; find plays that fit your players.
Admit to and make yourself accountable for mistakes. How can you improve if you're never wrong?
I lived my life one way for 35 years, for me. And then the focus came in on what I really was.
I spent money, I slept with women around the league, but I always kept my mind on the game.
Plays are not as important as players, and players are not as important as teammates
The tough player is the one who is difficult to play against and easy to play with
I thought we were aggressive across the board defensively, and you could just see it grow. As the game went along, you could see the confidence grow. It showed in the fourth quarter.
Most people forget that Danny Biasone was the Wilbur Wright of basketball. Because he invented the 24-second clock, the game took off. Yet he was a man who never played the game.
I'm like a little kid that has a basketball and don't want nobody else to play with it. "It's mine, it's mine, and it's mine!" When it comes to sneakers.
Basketball has taught me that no matter how unlikely something is, if you set a goal, and follow after that goal with all your heart, anything is possible.
I sign so many autographs, my hand hurts every day.
I don't want to play 10 years and then die of a heart attack when I'm 40.
Switch if you have to! It's not the mismatch that beats you, it's the open shot!
Our best years are only ahead of us, so we got to continue to keep pushing.
We try to stress the little things because little things lead to big things.
Do you want to choose winning over standing out? It's a choice every player on every championship team has to do
It was never a gift; it was refuge. It was his hole. A coffin he crawled into. And now it’s like the world wants to crawl in it with him. The same world he is trying to hide from.
I'm surrounded by nothing but great people. I've been blessed with that, so really, I've got no choice but to be an all-around good person.
All of the Chinese people, the Asian people say, "Oh Yao Ming, you are all the Chinese, all of Asia's hopes." That's a lot of pressure. I'm just a basketball player.