Best 195 of Nba quotes - MyQuotes
I've won a championship on every level except the NBA. It's frustrating to have not gotten that in the first two years.
I want to return to the NBA this season, and help any team that wants me, in any capacity that they feel that I can help. I'm disappointed.
I love the NBA playoffs. It's just a great mental test for each team. When it's really close, usually one team pulls together, and the other team comes apart.
People always talk about going on offensive runs. But you can go on defensive runs too
It took me a while to realize I'm an NBA player.
We are unselfish and we trust each other
I spoil a lot of people with my play.
I found the bench to be the greatest ally when I had to make individuals comply with what was best for the team
So many people doubted me. They motivated me every single day, to be, who I am.
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
I thought I would make it (to the NBA). I believed that I would make it. But I had a Plan B. I was going to get my Master's degree at Tulane University had it not worked out. I think the pressure of making it wasn't on me as great as some other players that had no other options. I was going to do something special in life and I wanted to play in the NBA. I had a backup plan but I went full speed ahead with my Plan A.
We're building a culture of accountability, trust, and togetherness. Entitlement will not be tolerated
What type of teammates do you want to play with? Be that teammate yourself
Accept a loss as a learning experience, and never point fingers at your teammates
He'll never be Jordan. This clearly takes him out of the conversation. He can win as much as he wants to.
You could be adding gasoline to a roaring fire. We understand that. But this is who we are.
A key basketball skill is imagery. The best players "see" situations before they happen so they can be prepared
No one is bigger than the team. If you can't do things our way, you're not getting time here and we don't care who you are
We looked like a team at both ends of the court.
I never rushed the fact that I wanted to be in the NBA or rushed the fact, you know, they asked me about the NBA. I always (unintelligible) back to the fact that I just love playing with my teammates.
There are many times when you are better off practicing than playing; but most people just don't understand that
Perfection is impossibility but striving for perfection is not. Do the best you can. That is what counts.
Last, I just want to thank God again. He's the first and the last. Alpha and Omega. I thank you for saving my life.
I'm the one guy who says don't force the stupid people to be quiet - I want to know who the morons are.
The best teams play for each other, not with each other
The good part about being famous is being able to help people. The hard part is every day you have to be in a good mood, because that is what people expect. You learn to get good at it.
How should we Democrats select the next presidential nominee? Smoke filled rooms? Brokered convention? National primary? Personally, I prefer jump shots from the top of the key.
It's not just about working hard, it's about working together. You have to care more about the team than you do about yourself
The greatest sin a coach can commit is to allow kids to slide by. This goes for the classroom as well as the court
Stop by stop by stop. Play aggressively. Sprint back on 'D' and pay attention to how we're supposed to guard as a team
When I leave the NBA, I don't want my legacy to be, 'He won a championship ring.' I want my legacy to say: 'He played for the people. He gave everybody in the world hope that they can be just like him.'
Given a full summer to practice basketball, and especially my jump shot, I know that I could play in the NBA and do well.
Basketball can serve as a kind of metaphor for ultimate cooperation. It is a sport where success, as symbolized by the championship, requires that the dictates of community prevail over selfish impulses.
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.
In 2001 we didn't have all the talent in the world, we just had me on offense and just a bunch of tough ass dudes, and a great coach in Larry Brown.
I met wonderful people playing in the NBA. Whether it is the officials, the scorekeepers, all the people who work for the NBA, not just for the Lakers, but I'm talking about just for the league itself.
Being afraid on the court, means you're not confident of your skills
I wanted to become one of the best guards in the NBA. In order to accomplish that, I had to increase the intensity of my workouts.
In basketball - as in life - true joy comes from being fully present in each and every moment, not just when things are going your way.
I've given these guys the blueprint on how to win a premiership, now I just have to be patient until they're ready.
I'm not trying to be like what I thought an NBA player is supposed to be growing up.
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'm still waiting for perfection. In the meantime, I'll settle for persistence
If you're going to have to beg them to play, it's not going to work.
The greatness of Michael Jordan is his competitive drive. The weakness of Michael Jordan is his competitive drive
Just because we play in the NBA or coach in the NBA doesn't mean we are not human. We are supermen. For me, getting shot is scary.
Shot fakes and ball fakes work. No one uses more than Wisconsin. It's amazing how many people don't use them
As I grew up, I played in sandals. I played in flip-flops all the time back in the day. That's why I didn't really care about spraining my ankles. When I first started in the NBA, I loved low-cuts. I can play (in them), because I used to grow up playing in flip-flops all the time.
I actually think some of the rappers can help our image, because the thing Im concerned about is the NBAs image. I always want our image to be on the rise, and if the rappers can help young players get business-minded, then Im all for it.
I'm not like the next Michael Jordan, but I'm also not what everyone saw me as before I started playing in the NBA, either.