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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.
First off, do everything they can to give their kids the opportunities to play sports; asthma is not a deterrent to playing sports.
Basketball for me has always been a matter of rhythm - what you do bouncing the ball, how you bounce the ball, how you run, how you receive the ball to be in rhythm.
I was the original socially depraved shy ghetto kid.
I just try to focus on the basketball game and not get caught up in all the media.
No alaram clock needed. My passion wakes me up.. !
A great way to test the conditioning of your team is the two-mile run.
We're building a culture of accountability, trust, and togetherness. Entitlement will not be tolerated
Wilt Chamberlain lied when he said he had 20,000 women.
A team divided against itself can break down at any moment. The least bit of pressure or adversity will crack it apart
We all have various ways of dropping in and getting connected to ourselves. For one person it might be playing basketball. It's a good way to get in touch with how they feel. For somebody else, it might be taking a walk.
If basketball was going to enable Bradley to make friends, to prove that a banker's son is as good as the next fellow, to prove that he could do without being the greatest-end-ever at Missouri, to prove that he was not chicken, and to live up to his mother's championship standards, and if he was going to have some moments left over to savor his delight in the game, he obviously needed considerable practice, so he borrowed keys to the gym and set a schedule for himself that he adhereded to for four full years—in the school year, three and a half hours every day after school, nine to five on Saturday, one-thirty to five on Sunday, and, in the summer, about three hours a day.
The team with the most talent usually wins.
Tattoos don't impress me. For me it's just another awkward part of fame. It's extraordinary - tattoos in basketball and soccer, it's quite extraordinary.
I was supposed to take the ball out. I told coach, 'There's no way I'm taking the ball out, unless I can shoot it over the backboard and it goes in. I told him, 'Have somebody else take the ball out, give me the ball, and everybody get out of the way.'
There is a lot of pressure put on me, but I don't put a lot of pressure on myself. I feel if I play my game, it will take care of itself.
He credited his teammates, who he thanked in turn, with challenging him every day and driving him forward and making him a better player.
It's cool to actually have my own trading card.
I think in college they give you a chance to really mature, form yourself and build relationships. I think that’s what a team is all about, and when you build relationships, it shows on the court and that brings out success. I love the whole attitude of staying in college to take advantage of a free education. I just felt like Kentucky wasn’t a fit for me. The whole attitude and approach of the one-and-dones, that’s good for them, that’s their decision. But I think [Duke] Coach [Mike Krzyzewski] is a guru of basketball. I want to learn from one of the best.
I've never felt my job was to win basketball games - rather, that the essence of my job as a coach was to do everything I could to give my players the background necessary to succeed in life.
The Leftovers is a great basketball book that shines a light on what true competitors can overcome with a solid work ethic.
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.
I was captain of the volleyball team and the basketball team, and I ran track.
So much of becoming a good athlete involves bringing other things to the table, other than physical skills. It involves intelligence, it involves many of the things that you learn during the process of being educated. How to analyze, how to assess, how to equate, how to reason.
Evaluate wins and losses objectively, focusing more on effort and execution than on the outcome of the game
You have a choice to make when you're not playing. Either you're invested and a great teammate, or your not
He was a terrific guy. It is a great loss to the sports world. Wilt Chamberlain had a special place in basketball history and he will be missed. We had many battles with Wilt. He was a fun guy to be around; he was a 'Gentle Giant.'
What's more important than who's going to be the first black manager is who's going to be the first black sports editor of the New York Times.
We should because when coaches get fired, the players have a lot to do with it.
Empower the people around you, from the janitor to the athletic director. You do that by being sincere, caring about others, and then putting it into practice.
W. P. Kinsella
Basketball is the worst sport. They need to raise the basket at least two feet.
Everything can happen in the playoffs.
William Arthur Ward
The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.
We travel in Duke stuff... They can have a hat, but it must be a Duke hat.
Offense is not equal opportunity
I have learned that peace is not the absence of trial, trouble, or torment but the presence of calm in the midst of them
I dont want to be a point guard, or a two-guard, I want people to think of me as "creative", I just want to create on the court.
I'm not sure that an athlete is prepared to be a role model. He has a lot of attention paid to him that he shouldn't have, and then the athletes tend to think of themselves as better than they are.
Play more than one sport in high school. If you play, say, football and basketball, you can learn to be physical and you can take those physical aspects of both sports and become better in both sports. Basketball players use some of the same skills football players do and vice versa.
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.
I don't play them a lot of minutes. I have great starters. I have All-Stars, world champions.
We believe in people executing their role and caring about the team more than anything individually
Everyone on the bench stands for the man coming out of the game.
You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth.
Can't win without talent, you know.
I wanna make uniforms for my high school basketball team through brand Yeezy.
Football, you can go out and buy a football and play it in your backyard. Basketball, you can go out and play it in the schoolyard or in your driveway. Baseball, you get a glove and a bat and a ball and you go out and play in the neighborhood. You can't do that in hockey.
You can't force your will on people. If you want them to act differently, you need to inspire them to change themselves
When I was a little kid I used to play with guys twice my age, so, I was the last one picked, so if I picked I knew that I had to get the ball to the scorer if I wanted to stay on the court, so that was pretty much my job.
I say 'come with it.' I'm not expecting anything easy. You have to earn your place. That's fine with me.