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Basketball quotes by Garry Shandling
#1. I play basketball on Sundays and I'm a very spiritual guy; I read a lot of Eastern philosophy and I meditate. #Quote by Garry Shandling
Basketball quotes by Pat Riley
#2. It's what you get from games you lose that is extremely important. #Quote by Pat Riley
Basketball quotes by Vin Scully
#3. We survive our way through basketball hoping the # Lakers will survive and we hope for the # Kings and for the # Ducks and we want them all to succeed but if you are a true fan and especially if you are a # Dodgers fan deep down inside you are saying please get out of the way, get off the stage, here come the DODGERS! #Quote by Vin Scully
Basketball quotes by Ilona Andrews
#4. By the way," Arabella said, "you might get a call from school. I forgot to mention it before."
Mother paused. "Why?"
"Well, we were playing basketball and I guess I pulled on Diego's jersey. I don't even remember doing it. And Valerie decided it would be a good idea to snitch on me. I mean, I saw her walk over to the coach and pull on his sleeve like she was five or something. I even asked Diego if he cared, and he said he didn't even notice. It's a sport! I was into it."
"Aha," Mother said. "Get to the call-from-school part."
"I told her that snitches get stitches. And Coach said that I made a terrorist threat."
"That's stupid," Lina said, pushing back her dark hair. "It's not a threat, it's just a thing people say."
"Snitches do get stitches." Bern shrugged.
"Your school is stupid," Grandma Frida said.
"So he said I had to apologize and I refused, since she snitched on me, so I got sent to the office. I'm not in trouble, but they want to move me to third-period PE now."
Well, it could've been worse. At least she didn't hurt anybody. #Quote by Ilona Andrews
Basketball quotes by Shaquille O'Neal
#5. I don't know how it is for you earthlings, but where I'm from, strength is mental. #Quote by Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball quotes by Shaquille O'Neal
#6. I make the game easy. Double and triple me, I'll kick it out to you for a wide-open shot. I'll add years to your career. #Quote by Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball quotes by Conan O'Brien
#7. President Obama filled in as the coach of his daughter Sasha's basketball team. Sasha evidently listened to her Dad, because all she did was drive straight down the center and piss everyone off. #Quote by Conan O'Brien
Basketball quotes by Rick Riordan
#8. Knock it off, you two.' Annabeth handed her scroll to Sadie. 'Carter, let's trade. I'll try your khopesh ; you try my Yankees cap.'

She tossed him the hat.

'I'm usually more of a basketball guy, but …' Carter put on the cap and disappeared. 'Wow, okay. I'm invisible, aren't I?'

Sadie applauded. 'You've never looked better, brother dear.'

'Very funny.'

'If you can sneak up on Setne,' Annabeth suggested, 'you might be able to take him by surprise, get the crown away from him.'

'But you told us Setne saw right through your invisibility,' Carter said.

'That was me ,' Annabeth said, 'a Greek using a Greek magic item. For you, maybe it'll work better – or differently, at least.'

'Carter, give it a shot,' I said. 'The only thing better than a giant chicken man is a giant invisible chicken man. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Basketball quotes by L.J. Shen
#9. Women like men who play hockey, football, basketball and golf (okay, scratch golf). #Quote by L.J. Shen
Basketball quotes by Shaquille O'Neal
#10. I'm getting older. I'm getting sexier. I'm getting meaner. I can still do what I do. #Quote by Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball quotes by Scottie Pippen
#11. It [would have] been very difficult. As I said, the rules ... but if the rules were put in place back when Michael Jordan was in his prime - no hand-checking, the game was more geared toward offense, wanting to promote scoring in the game - he could have probably got close. He did score 69. #Quote by Scottie Pippen
Basketball quotes by Red Auerbach
#12. Who could better motivate Bill Russell than Bill Russell? #Quote by Red Auerbach
Basketball quotes by David Robinson
#13. Defense is what matters. Scoring doesn't interest me. #Quote by David Robinson
Basketball quotes by Kris Humphries
#14. I'm someone who always comes on the court no matter what's going on in my life. It's all about basketball and my teammates and my team. I don't let any distractions in, and I bring my best every night, regardless of what's going on or what people are talking about. #Quote by Kris Humphries
Basketball quotes by Michael Jordan
#15. Maybe it's my own fault. Maybe I led you to believe it was easy when it wasn't. Maybe I made you think my highlights started at the free throw line, and not in the gym. Maybe I made you think that every shot I took was a game winner. That my game was built on flash, and not fire. Maybe it's my fault that you didn't see that failure gave me strength; that my pain was my motivation. Maybe I led you to believe that basketball was a God given gift, and not something I worked for every single day of my life. Maybe I destroyed the game. Or maybe you're just making excuses. #Quote by Michael Jordan
Basketball quotes by Gisele Walko
#16. Blaine, basketball, football and baseball are for commoners, the lower ninety-nine percent. We need our own thing to play when we're not sitting around talking about our family's money. You're right Sterling, How about a game called lacrosse? It's a cross between an actual sport and just being fancy like la-dee-da. That's why we call it lacrosse. We could wear polo shirts…. #Quote by Gisele Walko
Basketball quotes by Dolph Schayes
#17. It's fair to say that Jews dominated basketball and that started in the 30s in all the big cities. I think it was simply because Jews lived in ghettoes and basketball is a great schoolyard game. You don't need a lot of space or equipment and you can adapt it to how many players you have. #Quote by Dolph Schayes
Basketball quotes by Dennis Rodman
#18. I learned a lot I wouldn't have learned roaming the streets of Dallas. #Quote by Dennis Rodman
Basketball quotes by Bobby Knight
#19. Son, my name isn't Knight to you, it's Coach Knight or it's Mr. Knight. I don't call people by their last name and neither should you. #Quote by Bobby Knight
Basketball quotes by Bob Costas
#20. If every university president said, 'The revenue producing sports: basketball, football - potentially revenue producing at most universities - maybe in a few cases women's basketball, if every one of them had a monitor that reported directly to the university president and no 'student-athlete' ever gets into this college or university who could not plausibly be admitted if we did not have a football or basketball team, end of problem. It won't happen because it's like unilaterally disarming. You know your opponent won't do it and then you'll get crushed in every game, but it's a simple thing. #Quote by Bob Costas
Basketball quotes by Gilbert Arenas
#21. Everyone is gonna have a bad day, everyone is gonna have a bad game. The questions are: How do you recover? What builds your character? I decided one day early on in high school that I wanted to be great at basketball, not just a good basketball player. #Quote by Gilbert Arenas
Basketball quotes by Vic Ziegel
#22. When I told my wife UConn would win the Big East tournament, she wanted to know why a team from Alaska got into the Big East tournament. #Quote by Vic Ziegel
Basketball quotes by Allen Iverson
#23. Practice? I mean, listen, we're talking about practice. Not a game. Not a game. Not a game. We're talking about practice. Not a game. Not the game. Not the game. We're talkin about practice, man. We're talkin about practice. We're taklin about practice, man. What are we talkin about? Practice. We're talkin about practice, man. #Quote by Allen Iverson
Basketball quotes by Adam Silver
#24. Let me be clear: Any new approach must ensure the integrity of the game. One of my most important responsibilities as commissioner of the NBA is to protect the integrity of professional basketball and preserve public confidence in the league and our sport. I oppose any course of action that would compromise these objectives. But I believe that sports betting should be brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated #Quote by Adam Silver
Basketball quotes by Thad Matta
#25. Working hard is one thing, but working hard with purpose is what separates the good from the great #Quote by Thad Matta
Basketball quotes by Rachel Held Evans
#26. Psychologists say the best way to handle children at this stage of development is not to answer their questions directly but instead to tell them a story. As pediatrician Alan Greene explained, "After conversing with thousands of children, I've decided that what they really mean is, 'That's interesting to me. Let's talk about that together. Tell me more, please?' Questions are a child's way of expressing love and trust. They are a child's way of starting a conversation. So instead of simply insisting over and over again that the object of my son's attention is, in fact, an elephant, I might tell him about how, in India, elephants are symbols of good luck, or about how some say elephants have the best memories of all the animals. I might tell him about the time I saw an elephant spin a basketball on the tip of his trunk, or about how once there was an elephant named Horton who heard a Who. I might tell him that once upon a time, there was an elephant and four blind men; each man felt a different part of the elephant's body: the ears, the tail, the side, and the tusk . . . #Quote by Rachel Held Evans
Basketball quotes by Marcus Camby
#27. We came out to get Game 1 but we also want to get Game 2 #Quote by Marcus Camby
Basketball quotes by Kobe Bryant
#28. My parents are my backbone. Still are. They're the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40. #Quote by Kobe Bryant
Basketball quotes by John C. Maxwell
#29. When problems confront successful leaders, they get excited about the opportunity. #Quote by John C. Maxwell
Basketball quotes by Dean Smith
#30. Everyone on the bench stands for the man coming out of the game. #Quote by Dean Smith
Basketball quotes by Charles Barkley
#31. I got pulled over when I was behind the wheel of a Porsche in Philly once for what we call DWB - Driving While Black. #Quote by Charles Barkley
Basketball quotes by Kobe Bryant
#32. The party's just getting started. This is where the fun starts. #Quote by Kobe Bryant
Basketball quotes by Shaquille O'Neal
#33. I'm a season kind of guy - not the preseason but the regular season. #Quote by Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball quotes by Dan Gable
#34. Wrestling ... what men do during boys basketball season. #Quote by Dan Gable
Basketball quotes by Bear Bryant
#35. We can't have two standards, one set for the dedicated young men who want to do something ambitious and one set for those who don't. #Quote by Bear Bryant
Basketball quotes by Scottie Pippen
#36. It's going to be great. A lot of the players are coming. I wasn't here when they put (Jackson) up in the rafters. But to have him here as my number goes up, it brings back a lot of great memories. #Quote by Scottie Pippen
Basketball quotes by Josh Peck
#37. I play a lot of basketball. #Quote by Josh Peck
Basketball quotes by Stan Albeck
#38. Bill Walton is incredible. If you drop a toothpick on his foot, he'll have a stress fracture. #Quote by Stan Albeck
Basketball quotes by Mike Krzyzewski
#39. First of all, what happens is, when you're good at something, you spend a lot of time with it. People identify you with that sport, so it becomes part of your identity. #Quote by Mike Krzyzewski
Basketball quotes by Paul Bryant
#40. If you whoop and holler all the time, the players just get used to it. #Quote by Paul Bryant
Basketball quotes by Shaquille O'Neal
#41. Can't nobody [mess] with me. I'm like toilet paper, Pampers and toothpaste. I'm definitely proven to be effective. #Quote by Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball quotes by Dennis Rodman
#42. There is so much hypocrisy in sports. #Quote by Dennis Rodman
Basketball quotes by Oscar Robertson
#43. There's so many young peoople who start to play basketball and never learn the fundamentals. #Quote by Oscar Robertson
Basketball quotes by Victor Manan
#44. If you have to run then learn from Bolt, if you have to fight watch Muhammad Ali`s jab and grab punches, if dunking with a basketball does it for you why not pull a Vince Carter or fly in like Michael Jordan , if science and evolution tickles your fancy have you read "Evolution" by Charles Darwin?

Well, Like Martin Luther king said " If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well."

So pickup that broom , get started and stop complaining! #Quote by Victor Manan
Basketball quotes by Mike Krzyzewski
#45. You can't defer if you're the person who's in the leadership position. #Quote by Mike Krzyzewski
Basketball quotes by Jim Calhoun
#46. We stop practice every time we see one of our players not blocking out. #Quote by Jim Calhoun
Basketball quotes by Don Meyer
#47. If I cover my head with my hands, it means deny the ball to the opponent's ball handler. #Quote by Don Meyer
Basketball quotes by Dominique Wilkins
#48. And I really believe that. Asthma is NOT a disability! #Quote by Dominique Wilkins
Basketball quotes by Michael Wilbon
#49. 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. #Quote by Michael Wilbon
Basketball quotes by Stephen Curry
#50. Basketball isn't just a sport. It is an art, one that must be mastered to succeed. #Quote by Stephen Curry
Basketball quotes by Blake Griffin
#51. I followed Taylor everywhere. I was always trying to catch up after him or go with him. #Quote by Blake Griffin
Basketball quotes by Jarod Kintz
#52. I like wooden shoes - John Wooden. They are better for playing basketball. Nail them to the hardwood floor for increased shooting efficiency. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Basketball quotes by Julius Erving
#53. The biggest thing that I felt basketball could do for me was help me get a good education. #Quote by Julius Erving
Basketball quotes by Chamique Holdsclaw
#54. I just play basketball. I'm athletic. Skinny but strong, tall but quick. #Quote by Chamique Holdsclaw
Basketball quotes by Manny Montana
#55. I come from an area where it's mostly, like, football and basketball, those are the sports. So my brother started surfing ... I used to make fun of him for it, and then he challenged me to do it, and I'm a huge competitor, and I did it ,and I got hooked. #Quote by Manny Montana
Basketball quotes by JohnA Passaro
#56. Just imagine what would have happened if Michael Jordan quit after getting cut from his High School Basketball team? #Quote by JohnA Passaro
Basketball quotes by David Maraniss
#57. The young Obama's lack of playing time on the high school basketball team was due more to his ability than the coach's preference for white players. #Quote by David Maraniss
Basketball quotes by Pete Newell
#58. Regard your team as a family. Give the same attention to the bottom guy as you do the top guy. You have a responsibility to all of your players. #Quote by Pete Newell
Basketball quotes by Oscar Robertson
#59. I played on an all-black high school team and we didn't want people saying that we were clowns. #Quote by Oscar Robertson
Basketball quotes by Shaquille O'Neal
#60. There is nothing for me to be sour about. What you got to understand is that I'm a military man. We usually do my shift for four or five years and then you got to move on. #Quote by Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball quotes by Dean Smith
#61. Basketball is a team game. But that doesn't mean all five players should have the same amount of shots. #Quote by Dean Smith
Basketball quotes by Charles Barkley
#62. I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It. #Quote by Charles Barkley
Basketball quotes by Kieran Bew
#63. I did quite a lot of fencing when I was a kid, I was a swimmer, and I played a lot of basketball. I was a fencer for Great Britain, but I only did that because I watched Robin Hood, Star Wars, Highlander and The Three Musketeers, and I wanted to emulate Richard Harris and the great British actors that I grew up watching. #Quote by Kieran Bew
Basketball quotes by Shaquille O'Neal
#64. Somebody asked me about this the other day. A young Shaq and a young Penny, the young Shaq's going to take over. A medium Shaq and a young Kobe, the medium Shaq is going to take over. Now you've got an older Shaq and a young Dwyane; you step aside, you let him do his thing and you just do what's asked of you. #Quote by Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball quotes by Rebecca Lobo
#65. Basketball is always a piece of my life, but never the centerpiece. #Quote by Rebecca Lobo
Basketball quotes by Josh Hopkins
#66. If you don't like basketball and you're from Kentucky, they'll kick you out! #Quote by Josh Hopkins
Basketball quotes by Charles Barkley
#67. When you read the book you see that these guys aren't holding any punches. They're straightforward. They're honest. They're giving you their honest opinion. #Quote by Charles Barkley
Basketball quotes by Jim Nantz
#68. The 'mecca of college basketball is in Storrs, Connecticut. #Quote by Jim Nantz
Basketball quotes by Charles Barkley
#69. You know what I always say about basketball whenever anybody tried to tell me the Knicks are gonna be good: They're old. Old people don't get healthy. They die. #Quote by Charles Barkley
Basketball quotes by Tom Landry
#70. There's a misconception about teamwork. Teamwork is the ability to have different thoughts about things; it's the ability to argue and stand up and say loud and strong what you feel. But in the end, it's also the ability to adjust to what is the best for the team. #Quote by Tom Landry
Basketball quotes by Reggie Miller
#71. I don't have the physical talent those guys have. My hard work has made me very good. #Quote by Reggie Miller
Basketball quotes by Magic Johnson
#72. The important thing is this Just because I'm doing well doesn't mean that they're going to do well if they get HIV. A lot of people have died since I have announced. This disease is not going anywhere. #Quote by Magic Johnson
Basketball quotes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
#73. I feel that Dennis Rodman has become a problem. He will be more of a problem than an asset. Of course, he can prove me wrong. #Quote by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Basketball quotes by Red Auerbach
#74. The Boston Celtics are not a basketball team, they are a way of life. #Quote by Red Auerbach
Basketball quotes by Tim Duncan
#75. When I'm away from basketball, I'm the biggest kid. I do a good job of keeping myself sane. But on the other hand, I'm more of a solitary guy, glad to be left alone. #Quote by Tim Duncan
Basketball quotes by Don Meyer
#76. Discipline and demand without being demeaning. #Quote by Don Meyer
Basketball quotes by Manny Montana
#77. Honestly, with me, as long as I have a park to play basketball in, I'm pretty cool. #Quote by Manny Montana
Basketball quotes by Oscar Robertson
#78. College coaches want to power the ball inside, they want (their post players) to power the ball up, but no one can shoot from that 15-foot area anymore. #Quote by Oscar Robertson
Basketball quotes by Patrick Soon-Shiong
#79. Baseball is like cricket, and I grew up in a country where they had cricket. So I understand cricket, soccer and basketball. I played basketball at the club level and a little bit in college, so that's why I'm a basketball fanatic. #Quote by Patrick Soon-Shiong
Basketball quotes by Jack McMahon
#80. Here's a six-foot-ten guy in sneakers and the lady's asking me, 'Profession?' #Quote by Jack McMahon
Basketball quotes by Shaquille O'Neal
#81. I'm the NBA's best NFL player, and I've always been the sexiest 7-footer in the NBA - for 12 years running. #Quote by Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball quotes by Chris Brown
#82. I like low-maintenance girls, but at the same time, classy. She needs to take care of herself. But also be a girl who isn't afraid to get sweaty and play basketball, so it's cool if she's a tomboy. #Quote by Chris Brown
Basketball quotes by Stephen Curry
#83. Being a superstar means you've reached your potential, and I don't think I've reached my potential as a basketball player and as a leader yet. #Quote by Stephen Curry
Basketball quotes by Bobby Knight
#84. I've never felt my job was to win basketball games - rather, that the essence of my job as a coach was to do everything I could to give my players the background necessary to succeed in life. #Quote by Bobby Knight
Basketball quotes by Michael Wilbon
#85. Football can stand parity better than any of the other sports, I think. Baseball, basketball and hockey need a defining team, in essence to frame the season. Football? Not so much. #Quote by Michael Wilbon
Basketball quotes by Kobe Bryant
#86. You just stay patient, that's all. #Quote by Kobe Bryant
Basketball quotes by Shaquille O'Neal
#87. The Big Cactus ... because if you come too close, you're gonna get stuck. #Quote by Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball quotes by Tom Heinsohn
#88. What I know is that if you're going to play half-court, you'd better have the greatest executioners of half-court basketball. If you run, you test the stamina and willpower of the other team. That's what I learned as a player. #Quote by Tom Heinsohn
Basketball quotes by Pat Summitt
#89. If you want to be in the game you better shoot 75% from the line. #Quote by Pat Summitt
Basketball quotes by Merlin Olsen
#90. We need to know where we are going and how we plan to get there. Our dreams and aspirations must be translated into real and tangible goals with priorities and time frames. #Quote by Merlin Olsen
Basketball quotes by Tim McGraw
#91. I coach my daughter's softball and basketball team. We go to all the school functions. We go out to eat at night and take the kids to the movies. We try to be as normal as we can. #Quote by Tim McGraw
Basketball quotes by Jess Walter
#92. I wake at 5 or 5:30 most mornings, make myself a latte and grab a cookie, write until 10 or 11, go have my favorite meal, 'second breakfast,' or grab coffee with friends, or play basketball. Then, around noon, I begin apologizing via email for the manuscripts I can't get to. #Quote by Jess Walter
Basketball quotes by Earl Monroe
#93. Basketball for me has always been a matter of rhythm - what you do bouncing the ball, how you bounce the ball, how you run, how you receive the ball to be in rhythm. #Quote by Earl Monroe
Basketball quotes by Patrick Ewing
#94. I think the people here in New York appreciated what I brought to the table, and they showed it when I retired by the way they came out and supported me, and it meant a lot to me. It made me feel like I am a part of this city, and I will remain a part of this city. #Quote by Patrick Ewing
Basketball quotes by James Naismith
#95. Basketball really had its origin in Indiana, which remains the center of the sport. #Quote by James Naismith
Basketball quotes by Gary Gulman
#96. With basketball, if a guy is having an off night you still can say he's a good athlete. But with a comedian, you see them in front of the wrong audience - and they can look like complete amateurs. It's remarkable. #Quote by Gary Gulman
Basketball quotes by Margaret Peterson Haddix
#97. But did he go to heaven?" Katherine persisted.
"That's between him and God, not him and history," JB said.
Alex started, jerking so spastically that he kicked the basketball and would have sent it spinning out into the street if Chip hadn't caught it. Amazingly, Chip still seemed to have a swordsman's quick reflexes.
"YOU believe in God?" Alex asked JB incredulously. "But you know how to travel through time. You're a scientist." He hesitated. "Aren't you?"
JB rolled his eyes.
"It amazes me how people of your time set up such a false dichotomy between science and religion. Fortunately, that only lasts for another ... well, I can't tell you that," he said, stopping himself just in time. "But I assure you, the more I travel through time, the more I witness, the more I realize that there are things that are both strange and wonderful, far beyond human comprehension." (pgs 299-300) #Quote by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Basketball quotes by Anonymous
#98. As a society we certainly equate speed with smarts. Think fast. Are you quick-witted? A quick study? A whiz kid? Even Merriam-Webster bluntly informs us that slowness is "the quality of lacking intelligence or quickness of mind." But we also recognize something counter-intuitive about accepting full-stop that people who react faster are smarter. That's why, even though athletic training improves reaction time, we wouldn't scout for the next Einstein at a basketball game. Intelligence probably has a lot to do with making fast connections, but it surely has just as much to do with making the right connections. #Quote by Anonymous
Basketball quotes by Hubie Brown
#99. In planning any type of offense, when a player leaves a spot always replace him with another offensive player. #Quote by Hubie Brown
Basketball quotes by Kevin Durant
#100. I like the nucleus that we have. I'm excited. I want to be here as long as possible. It's like family. I love being here. #Quote by Kevin Durant
Basketball quotes by Thad Matta
#101. The biggest thing is getting our guys to understand, you can't let one mistake compound into another mistake #Quote by Thad Matta
Basketball quotes by Anthony S. Fauci
#102. The chances of there being transmissibility by blood to blood contact on a basketball court is so infinitesimally small that it is something that shouldn't influence a decision whether someone would come back or not. #Quote by Anthony S. Fauci
Basketball quotes by Tex Winter
#103. Good defensive play is as much a matter of hustle, desire and pride as it is anything else. #Quote by Tex Winter
Basketball quotes by Bill Walsh
#104. Champions behave like champions before they are champions #Quote by Bill Walsh
Basketball quotes by Connie Suttle
#105. Breanne, I'm asking you nicely to please reconsider. Mom and Dad are coming to the game. They have a suite reserved and Mom is expecting you." Jayson almost sounded as if he were begging. I wasn't buying it.

"Take Belinda or one of those other women," I huffed. "I don't do much in the leather department. I'm a vegetarian, remember?"

"Mom loves that about you."

"I'm sure she does. Her son, however, finds me grossly inadequate and walks away whenever he gets a chance. As much as I like your mother, I don't feel good about stringing her along. I'm just a front for you - admit it."

"Bree, I'll invite Hank to come, too. I promise one of us will be with you."

"Sure. That sounds so comfortable," I said. "Your mother will wonder what the hell is going on when Hank pays more attention than you do. Frankly, I don't want anything from either of you."

Jayson was still trying to convince me to go to the basketball game the following evening, and he'd shown up at my front door to do it. I'd been grumpy ever since I'd come back after saving Teeg San Gerxon's ass. Sure, it would put the Campiaan Alliance in chaos, but for a blink, or maybe half a blink - I'd considered saving Stellan and his brothers and leaving Teeg behind to be flayed and swallowed by a sandstorm that had destroyed most of Thelik.

"What can I possible do to convince you to come? Donate to Mercy Crossings or some other charity? What?" He'd arrived #Quote by Connie Suttle
Basketball quotes by Don Meyer
#106. There's only one thing we can control, and that is how hard we play. #Quote by Don Meyer
Basketball quotes by Shaquille O'Neal
#107. Because I grew up with a drill sergeant in my life, I respect order and it really gave me the discipline to be a leader and not a follower. It also helped me stay out of trouble. #Quote by Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball quotes by Stephen Curry
#108. He credited his teammates, who he thanked in turn, with challenging him every day and driving him forward and making him a better player. #Quote by Stephen Curry
Basketball quotes by Michael Jordan
#109. I think school is very important and I personally had a great experience at North Carolina, which helped shape me as a basketball player and a person. Every once in a while, you will have a player who can make the jump and have an immediate impact on the professional level, but most of the players who come out would absolutely benefit from going to college. #Quote by Michael Jordan
Basketball quotes by John Wooden
#110. As a leader, you will receive a large amount of praise and criticism and you should not unduly affected by either. #Quote by John Wooden
Basketball quotes by Allen Iverson
#111. I play every game like it's my last game. All that matters is that you go out there and play every game as if it was your last. #Quote by Allen Iverson
Basketball quotes by Shaquille O'Neal
#112. I had orders from the great Bill Russell. Me and him were talking in Seattle the other day, and he was telling me how rivalries should be. I asked him if he ever disliked anybody he played against, and he told me, 'No, never,' and he told me that I should shake Kobe Bryant's hand and let bygones be bygones and bury the hatchet. #Quote by Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball quotes by Robert Orben
#113. Sports like baseball, basketball, and hockey develop muscles. That's why Americans have the strongest eyes in the world. #Quote by Robert Orben
Basketball quotes by Robert Griffin III
#114. I'd love to play basketball with the president, or throw the football around or something like that. #Quote by Robert Griffin III
Basketball quotes by Jack Ramsay
#115. Even the greatest players accept coaching and value the need for discipline and the order that it brings to the team #Quote by Jack Ramsay
Basketball quotes by Michael Jordan
#116. Confidence allows you to progress in something you're attempting to accomplish, whether it's playing basketball or baseball or whether it's trying to succeed in business. #Quote by Michael Jordan
Basketball quotes by Jim Valvano
#117. But try if you can to support, whether it's AIDS or the cancer foundation, so that someone else might survive, might prosper, and might actually be cured of this dreaded disease. #Quote by Jim Valvano
Basketball quotes by John Calipari
#118. You understand, you do not invent stuff on this team. Guys that invent stuff will not play for me. Make the easy play #Quote by John Calipari
Basketball quotes by Bobby Knight
#119. If I came in to recruit your son, I would tell you, your wife, and your son, that I will be the most demanding coach your son can play for. #Quote by Bobby Knight
Basketball quotes by Barack Obama
#120. I've been called worse on the basketball court. #Quote by Barack Obama
Basketball quotes by Julius Erving
#121. I wanted to undertake the challenge of daring to be great. #Quote by Julius Erving
Basketball quotes by Pat Riley
#122. If you get tough mentally, you can get tough physically and overcome fatigue. #Quote by Pat Riley
Basketball quotes by Justin Timberlake
#123. My idol when I was growing up was Michael Jordan the basketball player because of his work ethic rather than his talent and because of what he went through to be as good as he was. #Quote by Justin Timberlake
Basketball quotes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
#124. A team will always appreciate a great individual if he's willing to sacrifice for the group. #Quote by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Basketball quotes by Bill Walton
#125. Tracy McGrady is doing things we've never seen from anybody - from any planet! #Quote by Bill Walton
Basketball quotes by Thad Matta
#126. Don't be afraid to let your players know how much you care about them #Quote by Thad Matta
Basketball quotes by Brian McKnight
#127. Every little kid that steps on the court or the field has aspirations to go pro. I think being a pro basketball player is the best job. The thing I had to realize was that I can't do every dream that I have. #Quote by Brian McKnight
Basketball quotes by Hakeem Olajuwon
#128. I don't think Michael had to retire for us to get the spotlight, because when you win, it commands attention. #Quote by Hakeem Olajuwon
Basketball quotes by Shaquille O'Neal
#129. Sometimes I feel like the Tom Hanks character in Big. But my life is not a movie. I never have to go back to Coney Island to find the fortune-teller machine so I have to grow up again. #Quote by Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball quotes by Michael Scofield
#130. I caught an elbow playing basketball #Quote by Michael Scofield
Basketball quotes by Steve Nash
#131. You should be able to voice your opinion and respect the voice of the other side. You should be willing to educate yourself and know what it is you're dealing with. #Quote by Steve Nash
Basketball quotes by Shaquille O'Neal
#132. I think he got an incidental elbow in the face, messed up his pretty red lips a little bit. But other than that he'll be fine. #Quote by Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball quotes by Sonny Vaccaro
#133. One-and-done is the most damaging thing in college basketball. It brings money into the college game, because it kickstarts the bidding war. When you know a kid can't turn pro and is going to go to school for one year and then go pro, that's when you see everyone going to games and courting players. #Quote by Sonny Vaccaro
Basketball quotes by Sherman Alexie
#134. You must be a rich man," she said. "Not much of a warrior, though. You keep letting me sneak up on you."
You don't surprise me," he said. "The Plains Indians had women who rode their horses eighteen hours a day. They could shoot seven arrows consecutively, have them all in the air at the same time. They were the best light cavalry in the world."
Just my luck," she said. "An educated Indian."
Yeah," he said. "Reservation University."
They both laughed at the old joke. Every Indian is an alumnus.
Where you from?" she asked.
Wellpinit," he said. "I'm a Spokane."
I should've known. You got those fisherman's hands."
Ain't no salmon left in our river. Just a school bus and a few hundred basketballs."
What the hell you talking about?"
Our basketball team drives into the river and drowns every year," he said. "It's a tradition."
She laughed. "You're just a storyteller, ain't you?"
I'm just telling you things before they happen," he said. "The same things sons and daughters will tell your mothers and fathers."
Do you ever answer a question straight?"
Depends on the question," he said.
Do you want to be my powwow paradise? #Quote by Sherman Alexie
Basketball quotes by Vince Lombardi
#135. I hold it more important to hold the player's confidence than their affection. #Quote by Vince Lombardi
Basketball quotes by Shaquille O'Neal
#136. As a general, and as a leader of this team, whatever I've got to do get my guys going I'll do it every time. If I have to be the bad guy sometime, I'll guess I'll take that. That's what a leader and a general and a chief of police does. Everybody is not going to like it, but I don't care if they like or not. I'm Bush, so if they don't like it resign. #Quote by Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball quotes by Gene Hackman
#137. Five players on the floor functioning as a single unit: team, team, team-no one more important than the other. #Quote by Gene Hackman
Basketball quotes by Oscar Robertson
#138. It's like all guys want to do is make a dunk, grab their shirt and yell out and scream - they could be down 30 points but that's what they do. Okay, so you made a dunk. Get back down the floor on defense! #Quote by Oscar Robertson
Basketball quotes by Dennis Rodman
#139. My rookie year, I was very immature. #Quote by Dennis Rodman
Basketball quotes by Kwame Alexander
#140. Basketball Rule #2 (random text from Dad)
Hustle dig
Grind push
Run fast
Change pivot
Chase pull
Aim shoot
Work smart
Live smarter
Play hard
Practice harder #Quote by Kwame Alexander
Basketball quotes by Ryan Seacrest
#141. A friend of mine has a house with a basketball court and a pool. The guys go over and play basketball; I lie by the pool and nap in the sun. That defines me. That's consistent with who I am. I don't pretend to play basketball because I wanna feel like one of the guys. I wanna lie in the sun and relax. #Quote by Ryan Seacrest
Basketball quotes by Doug Collins
#142. Work as hard as you can to become as good an individual player as you can to help your team win #Quote by Doug Collins
Basketball quotes by Dennis Haysbert
#143. I played a little basketball, but basketball interfered with theater season. That's when we did our term plays and did nutshell versions of Shakespeare for English classes. And, believe me, I got a fair amount of looks from the guys on the team. 'You're in theater but you can play football?' #Quote by Dennis Haysbert
Basketball quotes by Charles Barkley
#144. I don't create controversies. They're there long before I open my mouth. I just bring them to your attention. #Quote by Charles Barkley
Basketball quotes by Michael B. Jordan
#145. I love sports. I've played basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, track and field growing up. #Quote by Michael B. Jordan
Basketball quotes by Bill Fitch
#146. Going into a game against Lew Alcindor [later Kareem Abdul-Jabbar] is like going into a knife fight and finding there's no blade in your handle. #Quote by Bill Fitch
Basketball quotes by Marcus Camby
#147. I speak a little Spanish, so I'm able to communicate. #Quote by Marcus Camby
Basketball quotes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
#148. During 1866 and 1922, Native Americans and black soldiers often intermingled in the American west, on the frontier. #Quote by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Basketball quotes by Willie Geist
#149. I'm 6-foot-4. If my life depended on it, I could still dunk a basketball. Then I would need assistance from a first responder to get down from the rim. #Quote by Willie Geist
Basketball quotes by Pat Riley
#150. There is no such thing as life in-between. #Quote by Pat Riley
Basketball quotes by Yao Ming
#151. To miss one year is a long time. I've never been in this situation before, and I'm getting as much information as I can about my foot, to see what's the best for me and best for the Rockets. #Quote by Yao Ming
Basketball quotes by Larry Bird
#152. My goal was just to try and be the best player on my high school team, and look where I am now. And that was still my goal as a young kid, just to try and be a little better than my brother was. #Quote by Larry Bird
Basketball quotes by Leigh Steinberg
#153. Then I went to UCLA - so of course I became a huge Bruin basketball fan ... and later came to football. #Quote by Leigh Steinberg
Basketball quotes by Cathy Hughes
#154. The tragedy is women of color have made more progress in basketball than they have in broadcasting. #Quote by Cathy Hughes
Basketball quotes by Bob Myers
#155. How do you build a successful organization or culture? It's the people. The people part, in business and basketball, is huge. #Quote by Bob Myers
Basketball quotes by Jim Calhoun
#156. We feel that the 2-2-1 press is a very effective means of controlling tempo and providing us with opportunities to capitalize on the mistakes of our opponents. At the same time we feel it is a very safe press because we work very hard at the necessary rotations. #Quote by Jim Calhoun
Basketball quotes by John Madden
#157. I tried golf for a while, but I wasn't very good at it, so I didn't play a lot of golf. I enjoy all sports, not just football. I like basketball, baseball, and I got into the World Cup. So really, sports in general are my life, and football specifically. #Quote by John Madden
Basketball quotes by Macklemore
#158. The man that got me into collecting sneakers in the first place was the man they call Michael Jordan. He was the one who kind of exposed me to the sneaker world - he was my favorite basketball player, and he had the best shoes. #Quote by Macklemore
Basketball quotes by Kobe Bryant
#159. I love the weather, I love my '63 droptop Impala, I love the 405, and I love my guys. #Quote by Kobe Bryant
Basketball quotes by Shaquille O'Neal
#160. I'm going back to the old Shaq. I was normal last year - I was an earthling last summer. I had to go back to my alien roots. #Quote by Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball quotes by Shaquille O'Neal
#161. I don't know their names. Their names have been erased from my memory banks. If I tried to bring 'em back, I'd get shocked. #Quote by Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball quotes by Thomas Carlyle
#162. It is in general more profitable to reckon up our defeats than to boast of our attainments. #Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Basketball quotes by Daniel James Brown
#163. Physiologists, in fact, have calculated that rowing a two-thousand-meter race - the Olympic standard - takes the same physiological toll as playing two basketball games back-to-back. And it exacts that toll in about six minutes. A well-conditioned oarsman or oarswoman #Quote by Daniel James Brown
Basketball quotes by Carmelo Anthony
#164. I think I am a smarter player now. #Quote by Carmelo Anthony
Basketball quotes by Jerome James
#165. We don't give 'em no respect..none! #Quote by Jerome James
Basketball quotes by John Wooden
#166. Conditioning is essential to success in basketball. #Quote by John Wooden
Basketball quotes by Charles Barkley
#167. I'm not paid to be a role model. I'm paid to wreak havoc on the basketball court. #Quote by Charles Barkley
Basketball quotes by Pat Williams
#168. The Orlando Magic were so bad last season, the cheerleaders stayed home and phoned in their cheers. #Quote by Pat Williams
Basketball quotes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
#169. I had a moment like that with Wilt (Chamberlain). He knocked me out of bounds, I came back and faked him, came across the middle and dunked on him. #Quote by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Basketball quotes by Kate Brian
#170. Hailey let out a breath and launched the paper towel at the garbage can. It swished right in.
"Don't tell me you play basketball, too," Megan said lightly.
Hailey looked at Megan and sighed. "This is going to be one long year. #Quote by Kate Brian
Basketball quotes by Al McGuire
#171. I'm not saying that they were Einsteins; they were marginal students. But every ballplayer whoever touched me has moved up his station in life. And the players moved up my station. #Quote by Al McGuire
Basketball quotes by Taya Kyle
#172. The next morning, I went over to pick them up. I'd spent the night thinking of more things I should tell them--everything about Chris I thought they needed to know.
It was all too much.
"I don't know how to tell you everything," I confessed to Bradley as he got into the car. I started to cry. "There's so many things and we have such a short amount of time."
"Just being here is all we need," he said. "I'm not an impersonator. I'm just here to feel Chris's life--I feel him here with me right now."
Bradley put me at ease and I calmed down. Back at the house, he and Clint became almost like family. Little bits of their personality came out as well--and I saw a glimmer of Clint's famous Dirty Harry character later on in the day when I had to leave to go to Bubba's basketball game.
They'd talked about coming with me--which frankly would have created an impossible circus. But I did give them the option. As they stood trying to make up their minds, I snapped into anxious mom mode.
"All right," I told them both. "You're welcome to come. But if you're coming, we're leaving now."
I guess my tone was a little too strident.
"So you want to get tough with me, huh, lady?" said Clint in his best Dirty Harry voice as he raised his eyebrow.
It's amazing how threatening a simple facial tic can be.
I left them home to study some of Chris's replica guns and gear. Our own already had its ample share of lawmen. #Quote by Taya Kyle
Basketball quotes by Planningtorock
#173. Music has always been a big part of my life, it moves me, it educates me and it makes me grow. It is a fantastic language to help you explore ideas. #Quote by Planningtorock
Basketball quotes by Woody Allen
#174. What is so fascinating about sitting around watching a bunch of pituitary cases stuff a ball through a hoop? #Quote by Woody Allen
Basketball quotes by John Wooden
#175. Promise to wear a cheerful appearance at all times and give every person you meet a smile. #Quote by John Wooden
Basketball quotes by Godfrey Gao
#176. My childhood dream was to play basketball, actually. #Quote by Godfrey Gao
Basketball quotes by Carl Bernstein
#177. During discussions in his office, Bradlee frequently picked up an undersize sponge-rubber basketball from the table and tossed it toward a hoop attached by suction cups to the picture window. The gesture was indicative both of the editor's short attention span and of a studied informality. There was an alluring combination of aristocrat and commoner about Bradlee: Boston Brahmin, Harvard, the World War II Navy, press attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, police-beat reporter, news-magazine political reporter and Washington bureau chief of Newsweek.

-- Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward #Quote by Carl Bernstein
Basketball quotes by Tim Duncan
#178. Competition is great for everyone. Sports can teach you so much at an early age, including camaraderie and sportsmanship. Competition aspect is something I've always been big on - I always wanted to compete in something. It was swimming for many years, then I moved on to basketball. I had to find a way to channel my competitive energy, so I'm lucky that basketball worked out for me. #Quote by Tim Duncan
Basketball quotes by Carmelo Anthony
#179. I don't put pressure on myself. When I put pressure on myself, then I just play bad. When I play bad, my team plays bad. #Quote by Carmelo Anthony
Basketball quotes by Shaquille O'Neal
#180. I told Leonard, in the immortal words of Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 2, 'I'm going on vacation. If I tell you where I'm going, then it won't be a vacation.' #Quote by Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball quotes by Kwame Alexander
#181. Basketball Rule #8

you have to
lean back
a little
fade away
to get
the best
shot. #Quote by Kwame Alexander
Basketball quotes by Mike Krzyzewski
#182. A common mistake among those who work in sport is spending a disproportional amount of time on "x's and o's" as compared to time spent learning about people. #Quote by Mike Krzyzewski
Basketball quotes by Billy Donovan
#183. If I can't expect someone to be accountable off the floor, how can I expect them to guard a pick and roll? Or get a rebound? #Quote by Billy Donovan
Basketball quotes by Jackie Joyner-Kersee
#184. I really do miss playing basketball. I don't play a lot of pick-up games. But I do like using basketball as a form of cross training. #Quote by Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Basketball quotes by Kyrie Irving
#185. Going in, you want to play a perfect season and play throughout the whole entire season, but injuries are a part of basketball. #Quote by Kyrie Irving
Basketball quotes by Nina Revoyr
#186. She played the game the way that it was meant to be played⎼as if her life depended on it. And she seemed driven by some need, or struggle, or fundamental resolve, that preceded the basketball and made it possible.. #Quote by Nina Revoyr
Basketball quotes by Terrell Owens
#187. I wanted a NBA basketball gym at my house and that's what I worked hard for and I was able to achieve that. #Quote by Terrell Owens
Basketball quotes by Kwame Alexander
just one miss, but
you're gonna have
a whole lotta makes
in this life, 'cause you're just
that good, and it's okay
to be down
and upset
as long as
you're not down
and out #Quote by Kwame Alexander
Basketball quotes by Reggie Miller
#189. I've always considered myself a crunch-time player. I just love having the ball in my hands. Everyone in the arena knows the ball is supposed to be in your hands and you still make it. It's the odds. I love the odds. #Quote by Reggie Miller
Basketball quotes by Larry Bird
#190. In the closing seconds of every game, I want the ball in my hands for the last shot - not in anybody else's, not in anybody else's in the world. #Quote by Larry Bird
Basketball quotes by Joe Torre
#191. A winner is somebody who goes out there every day and exhausts himself trying to get something accomplished. #Quote by Joe Torre
Basketball quotes by Bob Beamon
#192. Basketball is big stuff in New York. If you're good in it, everybody respects you. Nobody would want to ruin your shooting eye or your shooting arm. #Quote by Bob Beamon
Basketball quotes by Oscar Robertson
#193. I think that basketball players should get the job done no matter how it looks on the screen. #Quote by Oscar Robertson
Basketball quotes by Bobby Knight
#194. I'm not sure that an athlete is prepared to be a role model. He has a lot of attention paid to him that he shouldn't have, and then the athletes tend to think of themselves as better than they are. #Quote by Bobby Knight
Basketball quotes by Hakeem Olajuwon
#195. When I look at the system here and look at my position - not just as a basketball player, but when I look around me at the values of the people and the culture and compare them with the values of where I came from - I feel so blessed to be from Africa. #Quote by Hakeem Olajuwon
Basketball quotes by Marv Albert
#196. As much as I enjoy TV, I've always loved radio. And I love doing the NFL games, the Monday night games, on radio. Because you are the game. I really enjoyed calling basketball and hockey on the radio, but the presentation is more specific - you're talking all the time. #Quote by Marv Albert
Basketball quotes by James Hong
#197. Nature, God, Buddha - someone has given me this health. I can break dance still; I can run; I can play basketball. In my mind, I can do anything. As long as I have that spirit, I'm going to keep doing it. #Quote by James Hong
Basketball quotes by Wilt Chamberlain
#198. Bill Russell helped make my dream a better dream because when you play with the best, you know you have to play your best. #Quote by Wilt Chamberlain
Basketball quotes by Elizabeth Lesser
#199. Meditation practice is like piano scales, basketball drills, ballroom dance class. Practice requires discipline; it can be tedious; it is necessary. After you have practiced enough, you become more skilled at the art form itself. You do not practice to become a great scale player or drill champion. You practice to become a musician or athlete. Likewise, one does not practice meditation to become a great meditator. We meditate to wake up and live, to become skilled at the art of living. #Quote by Elizabeth Lesser
Basketball quotes by Steve Nash
#200. That's the key to our team. We have so many weapons. You can just pick your poison. #Quote by Steve Nash

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