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The Lighter Side of Basketball

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

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

If the NBA were on channel 5 and a bunch of frogs making love was on channel 4, I'd watch the frogs even if they were coming in fuzzy. 
--Bobby Knight

My initial response was to sue her for defamation of character, but then I realized that I had no character.
--Charles Barkley

When I dunk, I put something on it.  I want the ball to hit the floor before I do. 
--Darryl Dawkins

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

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

Fans never fall asleep at our games, because they're afraid they might get hit by a pass. 
--George Raveling

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

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

My mother had to send me to the movies with my birth certificate, so that I wouldn't have to pay the extra fifty cents [the adults had to pay].
--Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I hate it [zone defense].  It looks like a stickup at 7-Eleven.  Five guys standing there with their hands in the air. 
--Norm Sloan

We're shooting 100 percent - 60 percent from the field and 40 percent from the free-throw line. 
--Norm Stewart

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

The Ten Commandments were not a suggestion.
--Pat Riley

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

Basketball is the MTV of sports. 
--Sara Levinson

The rule was "No autopsy, no foul." 
--Stewart Granger, on the pickup games of his childhood

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

I look at the NBA as a football game without the helmet. 
--Tom Tolbert

I liked the choreography, but I didn't care for the costumes. 
--Tommy Tune, on why he never considered playing basketball

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

What is so fascinating about sitting around watching a bunch of pituitary cases stuff a ball through a hoop? 
--Woody Allen, Annie Hall



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