One man cannot make a team.
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest. Until your Good is Better, and your Better is your Best.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.
Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.
Basketball doesn't build character it reveals it.
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
Any American boy can be a basketball star if he grows up, up, up.
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
The secret is to have eight great players and four others who will cheer like crazy.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.