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I come from New York where, if you fall down, someone will pick you up by your wallet.
The best teams play for each other, not with each other
There are times when my passion for basketball led me into confrontations that I could have handled a lot better. I've always been too confrontational, especially when I know I'm right.
I spent money, I slept with women around the league, but I always kept my mind on the game.
It's not about the number of hours you practice, it's about the number of hours your mind is present during the practice
I played all four years [at St. Mary's College] with - at a certain point, basketball became the thing I was doing most, but it was really in my periphery.
We played every night. Sometimes we'd stay overnight after a game, but we'd usually drive on to our next destination.
This is where young players today want to land. They want to be NBA players because of the money.
I once did something right. I played first-rate basketball. I really did. And after you're first-rate at something, no matter what, it kind of takes the kick out of being second-rate.
Discover your gift, develop your gift and then give it away every day.
After I played him for the first time, I said 'Let's see. He's four or five inches taller. He's 40 or 50 pounds heavier. His vertical leap is at least as good as mine. He can get up and down the floor as well as I can. And he's smart. The real problem with all this is I have to show up.
B. J. Novak
If people are well paid for reality television and cotton candy and dunking a basketball, why can't they be well paid for changing young minds?
There was a beauty here bigger than the hurtling beauty of basketball, a beauty refined from country pastures, a game of solitariness, of waiting, waiting for the pitcher to complete his gaze toward first base and throw his lightning, a game whose very taste, of spit and dust and grass and sweat and leather and sun, was America.
I talked about my family, my family's so important.
I concluded some time ago that a major part of success of a team, or of an individual, has a great deal to do with the intangible qualities possessed. The real key is in how a person see himself (humility), how he feels about what he does (passion), how he works with others (unity), how he makes others better (servanthood), and how he deals with frustration and success, truly learning from each situations (thankfulness). I believe those concepts are the essence of a good player, team, coach, or individual in any capacity in life.
An acrobatic dunk will make it onto Sports Center. A simple, unspectacular bounce pass in the rhythm of the offense will not. System basketball has been replaced by players who want to be the system.
Black people don't have an accurate idea of their history, which has been either suppressed or distorted.
It's not about any one person. You've got to get over yourself and realize that it takes a group to get this thing done
The team is an extension of the coach.
The next time I will cry is when I die. My life has been that beautiful.
I care about systematically playing basketball. If the spacing isn't right, if guys are standing on top of each other, if there aren't lanes to be provided, or rebounders available to offensively rebound the ball, or we don't have defensive balance when a shot goes up, all of these things are fundamental basketball. I follow it.
The greatest compliment to any player is he is a great teammate. We can't all be great players, but we can all be great teammates
Ten minutes after you lose that last game, you start working on next season.
You can never have enough talent.
I grew up on basketball, volleyball, that sort of thing. For me, track and field was a whole 'nother beast.
I played varsity on all of them for four years. I'm 5'9 and that's not that tall for a center so I was a forward. I loved playing volleyball and basketball and track I was good at, but it stressed me out.
The important thing is this Just because I'm doing well doesn't mean that they're going to do well if they get HIV. A lot of people have died since I have announced. This disease is not going anywhere.
Basketball has always and will always come first to me but it's also given me the chance to do really fun things and work with really fun people and its something I'm lucky to have.
I think I am upsetting the coach.
Just concentrate on what you're supposed to do
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.
I don't need my players to like me. I need them to play for me
I learned a lot I wouldn't have learned roaming the streets of Dallas.
A return to the NCAA is the expectation... I think that's a good pressure. I'd rather that pressure to the other way. ... I like a little pressure on me.
When I was younger, I'd get very empirical with myself. "I have a hypothesis about myself. I'll put myself in a situation, see what happens, then I'll draw a conclusion based on the empirical evidence. Hypothesis: I can play basketball." So I'd try. "Conclusion: I cannot play basketball.
The Leftovers is a great basketball book that shines a light on what true competitors can overcome with a solid work ethic.
I've always been quite an active person especially when I was younger. When I was in primary school, I used to play lots of sports. I was a sprinter and I did basketball and swimming and Gaelic football and things like that. So I always thought, I guess, that it would be fun to incorporate that much physical activity and work into a dramatic piece.
We teach offense 5-0/5-5 (whole method) and defense by part (1-1/3-3).
I love being a pavement artist; seriously, I do. It's like when guys who would normally hate being freakishly tall discover basketball, or when girls with abnormally long fingers sit down at a piano. Blending in, going unseen, being a shadow in the sun is what I'm good at. Seeing the shadows, it turns out, is not my natural gift.
I would rather have a player who has mastered two or three moves than to try to teach him six or seven.
Now, I guess, people want stars. People are trying to invent stars.
You must be sure that you give back something that's beneficial to the game. Any of the teaching you do must be for the benefit of the men who play.
I love New York City; I've got a gun.
A player dreams of being a superstar, but he doesn't want people flocking all over him asking for an autograph.
You're the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it.
Every team that I've played on, I've either been the captain or co-captain.
I grew up in front of these people, and now they are seeing me as an 'older' young man.
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.
The Bowling Green game was a big-time environment. We wanna see that for all the games.
The great thing about basketball is it's a live ball. If someone's in your way, push them out of the way, go around them or over them, whatever it takes.