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Nothing there but basketball, a game which wonít be fit for people until they set the basket umbilicus-high and return the giraffes to the zoo. (Quote by - Ogden Nash)

You always have to give 100%,because if you donít someone, somewhere will give 100% and they will beat you when you meet. (Quote by - Ed Macauley)

I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot. When you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result. (Quote by - Michael Jordan)

I never thought Iíd lead the NBA in rebounding, but I got a lot of help from my team-mates Ė they did a lot of missing. (Quote by - Moses Malone)

There are plenty of teams in every sport that have great players and never win titles. Most of the time, those players arenít willing to sacrifice for the greater good of the team. The funny thing is, in the end, their unwillingness to sacrifice only makes individual goals more difficult to achieve. One thing I believe to the fullest is that if you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.Ē (Quote by - Michael Jordan)

I always know what's happening on the court. I see a situation occur, and I respond. (Quote by - Larry Bird)

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. (Quote by - John Wooden)

In life you are given two ends, one to think with the other to sit on. You success in life depends on which end you use the most. Head you win, tails you lose. (Quote by - Conrad Burns)

You can run a lot of plays when your X is twice as big as the other guys' O. It makes your X's and O's pretty good. (Quote by - Paul Westphal)

Pressure can burst a pipe or pressure can make a diamond. (Quote by - Robert Horry)

The game is my life. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace. (Quote by - Michael Jordan)

It doesn't matter who scores the points, it's who can get the ball to the scorer (Quote by - Larry Bird)

Sometimes you're the pigeon, and sometimes you're the statue. (Quote by - Bernie Bickerstaff)

We try to stress the little things because little things lead to big things. (Quote by - Steve Alford)

Boys are playing basketball around a telephone pole with a backboard bolted to it. (Quote by - John Updike)

The secret is to have eight great players and four others who will cheer like crazy. (Quote by - Jerry Tarkanian)

Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name wirtten on it. (Quote by - Mike Krzyzewski)

The trouble with officials is they just donít care who wins. (Quote by - Tommy Canterbury)

In practice, donít just run basketball drills, teach the players how to play basketball. (Quote by - Don Meyer)

Me shooting 40% at the foul line is just Godís way to say nobodyís perfect. (Quote by - Shaquille OíNeal)

One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team. (Quote by - Kareem Abdul Jabbar)

You canít get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good. (Quote by - Jerry West)

Criticize on defense and encourage on offense. (Quote by - John Brady)

When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro. (Quote by - Larry Bird)

Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one. (Quote by - Bobby Knight)


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