Fans never fall asleep at our games, because they're afraid they might get hit by a pass.
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
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.
If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball.
To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate.
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
It's not how big you are, it's how big you play.
It is foolish to expect a young man to follow your advice and to ignore your example.
It doesn't matter who scores the points, it's who can get the ball to the scorer.
What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.
When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.
You can run a lot of plays when your X is twice as big as the other guys' O. It makes your X's and O's pretty good.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
The secret is to have eight great players and four others who will cheer like crazy.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
One man cannot make a team.
Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.
Any American boy can be a basketball star if he grows up, up, up.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Basketball doesn't build character it reveals it.
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