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Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

Related topics: Sports

You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
- Bobby Knight

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first,
and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
- Red Auerbach

If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball,
most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.
- Charles Barkley

 

Hockey is a sport for white men.
Basketball is a sport for black men.
Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
- Tiger Woods

The caliber of play suffered and attendance declined year by year.
Interest in college football was exploding,
and there was this new game called basketball.
- John Thorn

When it gets down to it, basketball is basketball.
- Larry Bird

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The only reason I went to college was to play basketball.
I injured my knee and couldn't play.
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan

It took me a while to realize that basketball wasn't football.
- Merlin Olsen

Walking has been ridiculous in college basketball the past 15 years.
- Bobby Knight

My goals have gone from being an all-star to just being able to play basketball.
I always took for granted that I could play.
Now I know what a gift it is.
- Rebecca Lobo

Nobody cared about swimming.
You could draw a crowd for basketball.
- Merlin Olsen

It's not to hurt anyone, but basketball can be rough.
- Sue Wicks

Not only is Rip Hamilton an outstanding basketball player,
he is also known for giving back to his community.
- Jim Gerlach

That's the awesome part.
Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer,
basketball, softball and now hockey -
and know they can win a gold medal,
too.
- Angela Ruggiero

Handball, swimming, running, jumping,
basketball, and boxing were as much a part of me as breathing.
- Gene Tunney

I think I have the skills.
I'm a great judge of talent.
I just know basketball.
- Tim Hardaway

In the original script, my character was a basketball
player rather than a boxer.
I didn't think I could pull that off.
I'm a little short to be a basketball player!
- Eddie Murphy

For example, Michael Jordan earns $100million a year
but continues to play basketball and remains a modest human being.
- Franz Beckenbauer

Basketball is basketball.
- Oscar Robertson

Theaters are great.
They're designed to sound good, not for basketball.
- Les Claypool

I wanted a NBA basketball gym at my house and that's
what I worked hard for and I was able to achieve that.
- Terrell Owens

I try to never lose sight of what a special time it
is to be a women's basketball player.
- Sue Wicks

I like basketball, and I've been to three games,
which is so much more fun than seeing it on TV,
I think.
- Heidi Klum

Basketball was not my main sport in grade school,
or even the first year of high school.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I think I started learning lessons about being a good
person long before I ever knew what basketball was.
And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence.
- Julius Erving

I always dreamt of being a basketball player.
A dream that only I believed in.
- David Duchovny

Trying to take money out of politics is like trying
to take jumping out of basketball.
- Bill Bradley

I have been coaching recently.
I coached high school basketball in Arizona,
and I hope that more opportunities become available.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I always wanted to be a basketball player.
- Ronnie James Dio

I had all the normal interests - I played basketball
and I headed the school paper.
But I also developed very early a great love for music
and literature and the theater.
- Carlisle Floyd

I played basketball to try to get my parents from working so hard.
- James Worthy

I think the greatest all-around athlete ever was Jim Brown.
He played lacrosse, basketball and ran track at Syracuse.
He played professional football for the Browns.
- Will McDonough

I play basketball on Sundays and I'm a very spiritual guy;
I read a lot of Eastern philosophy and I meditate.
- Garry Shandling

Yeah, I like cars and basketball.
But you know what I like more? Bananas.
- Frankie Muniz

Michael Jordan was a tremendous basketball player.
- Lee Trevino

As all of us with any involvement in sports knows,
no two umpires or no two referees have the same strike
zone or call the same kind of a basketball game.
- Herb Kohl

I live in L.A., so I go to basketball games.
But I love baseball.
- Penny Marshall

We've got to play better basketball.
- Tim Buckley

I'm not comfortable being preachy, but more people
need to start spending as much time in the library
as they do on the basketball court.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

By analogy, if we were to develop a soccer team,
then we would not invite basketball and volleyball players to the try outs.
We would invite soccer players to apply.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

I also tell them that your education can take you way farther than a football,
baseball, track, or basketball will -
that's just the bottom line.
- Bo Jackson

Basketball is a team game.
But that doesn't mean all five players should have
the same amount of shots.
- Dean Smith

If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player,
then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life.
- Isiah Thomas

I'm pretty athletic and I play basketball a lot.
- Jay Hernandez

I'm the basketball version of a gravedigger.
- Dennis Rodman

If there wasn't any business and it was just strictly basketball,
then there would be no issue, it would probably be done by now.
But the team has to protect.
- Jason Kidd

I was homecoming queen.
I was star of my basketball team.
- Marla Maples

My greatest gift that I have in life is basketball.
- Isiah Thomas

The cast gets along pretty well, it's a good work environment.
I hang out a lot with Brett Claywell,
he plays Tim Smith on the show.
We play plenty of basketball.
- James Lafferty

And I want to do it the right way, like everybody else,
not just a famous figurehead that gets a job because
he is a famous basketball player.
I want to really learn the business.
- Shaquille O'Neal

To see a player dunk in women's college basketball is just amazing.
It's great to see that the game has reached that level now.
- Holly Johnson

If you're a basketball player, you've got to shoot.
- Oscar Robertson

I've always been like that.
I was a tomboy when I was a kid, so I was always playing
baseball and basketball and football and stuff as a kid with the boys.
- Catherine Bell

Both of us played basketball, and I played tennis and my knees are done.
Now if you ask us head-to-head who wins at golf,
I'm asking for a couple of strokes.
- Michael Wilbon

With me and basketball, it became part of me.
- Mike Krzyzewski

Basketball is in my blood.
It is my obligation to try.
- Hakeem Olajuwon

It wasn't until late high school and early college
that I gained enough size and skill to make me welcome
on intramural basketball teams.
- Paul D. Boyer

That's what I do now: I lead and I teach.
If we win basketball games from doing that,
then that's great, but I lead and teach.
Those are the two things I concentrate on.
- Mike Krzyzewski

I sail, scuba dive, play football, basketball.
- Casper Van Dien

You don't cut anywhere, don't pick down anywhere,
don't double screen, no weak side picking.
All these things that should happen in a game of basketball don't happen anymore.
- Oscar Robertson

The business always gets in the way of basketball.
- Jason Kidd

Then I went to UCLA - so of course I became a huge Bruin basketball fan...
and later came to football.
- Leigh Steinberg

In my first film, I was a basketball player.
Like every good actor, I lied when they asked me if I could play.
- David Morse

Since I left basketball, and my wife,
it's been a glorious feast of lovemaking.
- Rick Fox

You need a teaching coach who understands the game of basketball,
not just some guy coming on the court talking about Xs and Os.
- Oscar Robertson

Basketball isn't as popular in Canada as it is in the US.
Hockey is by far the most popular sport in Canada.
- Steve Nash

My father was a soccer player.
All my friends played basketball though,
so I stuck with basketball.
- Steve Nash

In 1981, at age 31, I was voted the best player in basketball,
and the most valuable player in the league.
- Julius Erving

My life had no meaning at all.
I found only brief interludes of satisfaction.
It was like my whole life had been about my whole basketball career.
- Pete Maravich

I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams,
but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


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