My Favorite Quotes
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 James Worthy - “I played basketball to try to get my parents from working so hard.”  
 Eric Williams - “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.”  
 Michael Wilbon - “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.”  
 Sue Wicks - “It's not to hurt anyone, but basketball can be rough.”  
 Sue Wicks - “I try to never lose sight of what a special time it is to be a women's basketball player.”  
 Gene Tunney - “Handball, swimming, running, jumping, basketball, and boxing were as much a part of me as breathing.”  
 Lee Trevino - “Michael Jordan was a tremendous basketball player.”  
 John Thorn - “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.”  
 Isiah Thomas - “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.”  
 Pat Summerall - “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.”  
 DeForest Soaries - “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.”  
 Leigh Steinberg - “Then I went to UCLA - so of course I became a huge Bruin basketball fan... and later came to football.”  
 Garry Shandling - “I play basketball on Sundays and I'm a very spiritual guy I read a lot of Eastern philosophy and I meditate.”  
 Jim Sensenbrenner - “Football, basketball, and the Olympic sports all have their problems with banned substances.”  
 Dick Schaap - “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.”  
 Dennis Rodman - “I'm the basketball version of a gravedigger.”  
 Oscar Robertson - “You need a teaching coach who understands the game of basketball, not just some guy coming on the court talking about Xs and Os.”  
 Oscar Robertson - “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.”  
 Oscar Robertson - “If you're a basketball player, you've got to shoot.”  
 Oscar Robertson - “I think that basketball players should get the job done no matter how it looks on the screen.”  
 Oscar Robertson - “Basketball is basketball.”  
 Rick Pitino - “He knew I enjoyed the relationships of college basketball. All along, he was the wise one.”  
 Shimon Peres - “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.”  
 Hakeem Olajuwon - “Basketball is in my blood. It is my obligation to try.”  
 Shaquille O'Neal - “Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else.”  

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