I played basketball to try to get my parents from working so hard.
Once I grew from 6'1 to about 6'6, by that time I was going into 12th grade, and that's when I started wanting to play basketball, because, pretty much basketball players always got the girl.
Both of us played basketball, and I played tennis and my knees are done. Now if you ask us head-to-head who wins at golf, I'm asking for a couple of strokes.
It's not to hurt anyone, but basketball can be rough.
I try to never lose sight of what a special time it is to be a women's basketball player.
Handball, swimming, running, jumping, basketball, and boxing were as much a part of me as breathing.
Michael Jordan was a tremendous basketball player.
The caliber of play suffered and attendance declined year by year. Interest in college football was exploding, and there was this new game called basketball.
It wasn't about the X's and the O's and the strategy it was more about keeping 12 guys focused and committed to a task. That group dynamic, and then helping them to grow as people and basketball players.
In football, there were drinks available everywhere you looked. On a golf tournament, you could find one free anywhere you wanted it. In tennis and NBA basketball, everybody had a hospitality suite, and so you could go there and load up if you wanted to.
When I was growing up, we used to play basketball in a park that was never shoveled when it snowed. The basketball rims were never fixed. And we understood then that there was a relationship between public policy and our quality of life.
Then I went to UCLA - so of course I became a huge Bruin basketball fan... and later came to football.
I play basketball on Sundays and I'm a very spiritual guy I read a lot of Eastern philosophy and I meditate.
Football, basketball, and the Olympic sports all have their problems with banned substances.
You need heroes like that for a sport to surge the way basketball did with Michael Jordan. Now he's gone and that sport is having problems.
I'm the basketball version of a gravedigger.
You need a teaching coach who understands the game of basketball, not just some guy coming on the court talking about Xs and Os.
You don't cut anywhere, don't pick down anywhere, don't double screen, no weak side picking. All these things that should happen in a game of basketball don't happen anymore.
If you're a basketball player, you've got to shoot.
I think that basketball players should get the job done no matter how it looks on the screen.
Basketball is basketball.
He knew I enjoyed the relationships of college basketball. All along, he was the wise one.
I think I was a good student, because I jumped over a school. My main interest was basically history and literature. Sports were basically basketball and swimming at a pool. I was so happy.
Basketball is in my blood. It is my obligation to try.
Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else.