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A Month of Basketball Quotes

Day 1
I've had enough success for two lifetimes, My success is talent put together with hard work and luck.
-- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Day 2
You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
-- Bobby Knight

Day 3
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

Day 4
Basketball is the one sport that can truly be influenced by one man. Baseball and football can't, and hockey no one understands anyway.
-- Pat Williams

Day 5
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

Day 6
It is most difficult, in my mind, to separate any success, whether it be in your profession, your family, or as in my case, in basketball, from religion.
-- John Wooden

Day 7
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
-- Charles Barkley

Day 8
If people around you aren't going anywhere, if their dreams are no bigger than hanging out on the corner, or if they're dragging you down, get rid of them.
-- Earvin "Magic" Johnson

Day 9
Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness.
-- Greg Anderson

Day 10
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
-- John Wooden

Day 11
I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.
-- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Day 12
To be great we need to win games we aren't supposed to win.
-- Julius Erving

Day 13
The first time I shot the hook, I was in fourth grade, and I was about five feet eight inches tall. I put the ball up and felt totally at ease with the shot. I was completely confident it would go in and I've been shooting it ever since.
-- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Day 14
You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go . . . Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.
-- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Day 15
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
-- Larry Bird

Day 16
Because I want every kid to be viewed as a person rather than as a member of a certain race does not mean that I'm not black enough. . . . Do they want me to be positive just for black kids and negative for everybody else?
-- Michael Jordan

Day 17
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
-- Michael Jordan

Day 18
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.
-- Michael Jordan

Day 19
A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player's personal signature, but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team.
-- Pat Riley

Day 20
Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude.
-- Pat Riley

Day 21
If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.
-- Pat Riley

Day 22
People who create 20% of the results will begin believing they deserve 80% of the rewards.
-- Pat Riley

Day 23
There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda, or woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.
-- Pat Riley

Day 25
These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it.
-- Charles Barkley

Day 26
Basketball teams, after the perfunctory lay-up drill, fall into the crowded isolation and personal style of 10 city kids shooting at the same basket or playing one-on-one.
-- Ted Solotaroff

Day 27
. . . a jostling scrum of office buildings so mediocre that the only way you ever remember them is by the frustration they induce - like a basketball team standing shoulder to shoulder between you and the Mona Lisa.
-- Prince of Wales Charles

Day 28
From nobody to upstart. From upstart to contender. From contender to winner. From winner to champion. From champion to Dynasty.
-- Pat Riley

Day 29
Basketball, a game which won't be fit for people until they set the basket umbilicus-high and return the giraffes to the zoo.
-- Ogden Nash

Day 30
Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness.
-- Greg Anderson

Day 31
When it's played the way is spozed to be played, basketball happens in the air; flying, floating, elevated above the floor, levitating the way oppressed peoples of this earth imagine themselves in their dreams. 
-- John Edgar Wideman


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