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If you have a child who is seven feet tall, you don't cut off his head or his legs. You buy him a bigger bed and hope he plays basketball.
Magic is who I am on the basketball court. Earvin is who I am.
Butch, you come from DeWitt Clinton. There are five thousand brothers in that school. You're the best there. You've been all-city two years in a row. How bad can you be? You come with me and we'll make nice music.
I told him, 'Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?' He said, 'Coach, I don't know and I don't care.
Dallin H. Oaks
I think it is an accurate statement to say that some people consider feelings of same-gender attraction to be the defining fact of their existence. There are also people who consider the defining fact of their existence that they are from Texas or that they were in the United States Marines. Or they are red-headed, or they are the best basketball player that ever played for such-and-such a high school. People can adopt a characteristic as the defining example of their existence and often those characteristics are physical.
I've had a desire to coach for years. This was something I felt I should do.
The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.
I have a plan of action, but the game is a game of adjustments.
I visualize the game. I think about who I am guarding, the things he likes to do.
When I'm away from basketball, I'm the biggest kid. I do a good job of keeping myself sane. But on the other hand, I'm more of a solitary guy, glad to be left alone.
We're all fascinated by the numbers, as we were about the 100 points.
Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.
The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions.
Coaching is preparation.
The ultimate goal of discipline is to teach self discipline.
I enjoy basketball. I enjoy coaching basketball. It's the out-of-season stuff I didn't handle well.
There are 86,400 seconds in a day. It's up to you to decide what to do with them.
Our conditioning program begins the first day of class. The running portion is very demanding. It has physiological advantages, as well as psychological advantages.
There's always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.
If you're going to have sex, use a condom.
Most people have a harder time letting themselves love than finding someone to love them.
To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies.
After spending more than 17 years playing for the NBA, in the summertime, I always came back to community service and different basketball clinics.
College basketball was one of the hardest, most rewarding experiences of my life. Every single day on the court was a mental and physical challenge.
There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out.
I'm a lover not a fighter.
Why should I try to make you believe the things I believe in?
As players see themselves getting better through skill sessions, they will want to get in the gym more
We have to get a lot tougher. If you get involved in a street fight, you can't lay down in the street and act like you're dead because they will kill you for sure. You might as well get up and fight.
That's kind of what I want to do-set my own trend in the basketball world.
John C Maxwell
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
Blocking out is everyday, every drill, all the time. We run sprints every time someone does not blockout.
I expect us to win. I expect us to get better every day.
A good coach improves your game. A great coach improves your life.
I listen to jazz mainly. Mainstream jazz.
Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul.
My mother was a champion high-jumper. My three brothers are basketball players. We've all been very athletic.
What makes a good coach? Complete dedication.
Just celebrate the life you had, not the life you could've had.
You have to make shots to win basketball games and we didn't do that. You also have to get back on defense, so it was a double-whammy.
Every memory I had growing up was involving a basketball. I didn't go to the prom and stuff like that. It was always basketball for me.
John C Maxwell
If a person doesn't govern his temper, his temper will govern him.
When you have a problem, if you tell the truth, the problem becomes part of your past. If you lie, it becomes part of your future.
You don't win championships by just being normal, by just being average.
In this league, experience means a lot.
The people who know basketball, their elevators don't go to the top.
Yeah, I'm excited about it, my teammates are telling me to look at the basket, so that's what I'm trying to do.
Offense at Indiana is not equal opportunity. Those players who shoot best are going to shoot most. It is important that every player know his offensive limitations. It is also important that a player know who the best shooter is on the team. When a passer has the option of passing to two players, I expect him to get the ball to the best shooter. I continually stop practice and ask players who the best shooter is and I expect them to know. It is important that you get the ball to your best shooter.
Coaches can talk and talk and talk about something, but if you get it on tape and show it to them, it is so much more effective.
With the crowds on your side, it's easier to play up to your potential.