Basketball Quotes

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Basketball Quotes
Basketball Quotes

A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That's how I want you to play.
Mike Krzyzewski

There are really only two plays:  Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket.
Abe Lemons

Any American boy can be a basketball star if he grows up, up, up.
Bill Vaughn

The idea is not to block every shot.  The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
Bill Russell

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

The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
Charles Barkley

This is the second most exciting indoor sport, and the other one shouldn't have spectators.
Dick Vertleib

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

I haven't been able to slam-dunk the basketball for the past five years.  Or, for the thirty-eight years before that, either.
Dave Barry

Giving "Magic" the basketball is like giving Hitler an army, Jesse James a gang, or Genghis Khan a horse.
Jim Murray

If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.
Phil Jackson

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.
Paul Westphal

quotes about basketball
Quotes about Basketball

Basketball is the MTV of sports.
Sara Levinson

They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.
Wilt Chamberlain

To win, you've got to put the ball in the macramé.
Terry McGuire

Nervous means you want to play. Scared means you don't want to play.
Sherman Alexie

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

The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play "Drop the Handkerchief.
James Naismith

All at once, I couldn’t figure out why I was methodically tossing a spherical object through a toroidal object. It seemed like the stupidest thing I could possibly be doing.
John Green

Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.
Scottie Pippen

Basketball is like photography, if you don't focus, all you have is the negative.
Dan Frisby

What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.
John Wooden

We have a great bunch of outside shooters.  Unfortunately, all our games are played indoors.
Weldon Drew

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