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Basketball is the MTV of sports.
- Sara Levinson
Sometimes a player's greatest challenge
is coming to grips with his role on the team.
- Scottie Pippen
The idea is not to block every shot.
The idea is to make your opponent
believe that you might block every shot.
- Bill Russell
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
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Any American boy can be
a basketball star if he grows up, up, up.
- Bill Vaughn
Basketball doesn't build character.
It reveals it.
If you think small things don't matter,
think of the last game you lost by one point.
It is not how big you are,
it is how big you play.
On any given night, anyone can be anyone.
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My responsibility is getting all my players
playing for the name on the front of the jersey,
not the one on the back.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take!
Shoot the hoop!
I can do something else
besides stuff a ball through a hoop.
My biggest resource is my mind.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.
- Bobby Knight
Show me a good and gracious loser,
and I'll show you a failure.
- Knute Rockne
Talent wins games,
but teamwork and intelligence
- Michael Jordan
I know the Virginia players are smart
because you need a 1500 SAT to get in.
I have to drop bread crumbs
to get our players to and from class.
- George Raveling
It's my job to make him
the best player to ever play the game before I leave.
I think I have the ability to do that,
and I think he has the ability to become that.
- Shaquille O'Neal on Dwyane Wade
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