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Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
Magic Johnson

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

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

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

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

Basketball is the MTV of sports.
Sara Levinson

Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.
Scott Pippin

When I step onto the court, I don't have to think about anything. If I have a problem off the court, I find that after I play, my mind is clearer and I can come up with a better solution. It's like therapy. It relaxes me and allows me to solve problems.
Michael Jordan

Pressure can burst a pipe or pressure can make a diamond.
Robert Horry

I hate them with all the hate you can hate with. Can you hate more than that? If you can, I hate them more than that.
Tim Hardaway

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

Talent wins games, but team work and intelligence wins championships.
Michael Jordan

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

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

Can't anything be done about calling these guys student athletes? That's like referring to Attila the Hun's cavalry as weekend warriors.
Russell Baker
Writing about basketball in New York Times, 1991.

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 was on channel 4, I'd watch the frogs, even if they were coming in fuzzy.
Bobby Knight

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

They run like deer, jump like deer and think like deer.
Charles Barkley

Giving Magic the basketball is like giving Hitler an army, Jesse James a gang, or Genghis Khan a horse.
Jim Murray
About Magic Johnson.

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

I wanted to do two things when I was growing up, about your age. I wanted to play in the NBA, and I wanted to be a businessman after my basketball career was over, and that is what I am doing now.
Magic Johnson

I hate them with all the hate you can hate with. Can you hate more than that? If you can, I hate them more than that.
Tim Hardaway

There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket.
Abe Lemons

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

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

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

Never understimate the heart of a champion.
Rudy Tomjanovich

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

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
Red Auerbach

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