Miscellaneous Basketball Quotes

"I keep both eyes on my man. The basket hasn't moved on me yet." Julius Erving

"If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end." Julius Erving

"To be great we need to win games we aren't supposed to win." Julius Erving

"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

"When you face a crisis, you know who your true friends are." Magic Johnson 

"I never think that there's something I can't do, whether it's beating my opponent one on one or practicing another hour because something about my game is just not right." Magic Johnson

"I don't care what people think. people are stupid." Charles Barkley

"I know I'm never as good or bad as one single performance. I've never believed in my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena." Charles Barkley

"Kids are great. That's one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It's a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names." Charles Barkley

"The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not." Charles Barkley

"These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it." Charles Barkley

"I just realized that not only early in my career but, if I was going to play longer, guys foul you when they get tired."Karl Malone

"Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one." Bobby Knight

"The game is my life. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace."Michael Jordan

"You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go... Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar