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. -- Coach K


Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.-- Wilt Chamberlain


One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.-- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


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


Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.-- James Naismith


Boards, Boards, Boards.-- Knute Rockne


When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.-- Larry Bird


If you are going to take it to the bank, then you better cash it in.-- Shannon Fish


My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back.-- Unknown


Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.-- Tim Duncan


Basketball doesn't build character it reveals it.-- Unknown


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


A tough day at the office is even tougher when your OFFICE contains spectator seating.-- Nik Posa


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


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


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


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


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


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


I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.-- Shaquille O'Neal


Left hand, right hand, it doesn't matter. I'm amphibious.-- Charles Shackleford


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