Basketball Quotes

The Minnutemen are not tall in terms of height. ~~during a UMass basketball game.

Dan Bonner

And it blew my mind when I started to get wind of the fact that they actually liked me being around. That was humbling, because Kentucky basketball is a big deal, and I am not the biggest fan - I am just the most notorious one.

Ashley Judd

What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player.

John Wooden

Nothing there but basketball, a game which won't be fit for people until they set the basket umbilicus-high and return the giraffes to the zoo.

Ogden Nash

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.

Brian McKnight

Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.

Tiger Woods

As far as carrying the torch for the years to come, I don’t know. I just want to be the best basketball player I can be

Kobe Bryant

Not only is there more to life than basketball, there’s a lot more to basketball than basketball.

Phil Jackson

The two ingredients in success in basketball are playing hard and playing intelligently.

Pete Carill

Basketball is like photography, if you don’t focus, all you have is the negative.

Dan Frisby

You don't play against opponents. You play against the game of basketball.

Bobby Knight

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

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

Bill Vaughn

Basketball is like photography, if you don't focus, all you have is the negative.

Dan Frisby

Basketball isn't as popular in Canada as it is in the US. Hockey is by far the most popular sport in Canada.

Steve Nash

Baseball players quit playing and they take up golf. Basketball players quit, take up golf. Football players quit, take up golf. What are we supposed to take up when we quit?

George Archer

Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps

Tiger Woods

Basketball, hockey and track meets are action heaped upon action, climax upon climax, until the onlooker's responses become deadened. Baseball is for the leisurely afternoons of summer and for the unchanging dreams

Roger Kahn

I don’t discuss basketball. I dictate basketball. I’m not interested in philosophy classes.

Al McGuire

Basketball teams, after the perfunctory lay-up drill, fall into the crowded isolation and personal style of 10 city kids shooting at the same basket or playing one-on-one.

Ted Solotaroff

Nothing there but basketball, a game which won’t be fit for people until they set the basket umbilicus-high and return the giraffes to the zoo.

Ogden Nash

Basketball is the MTV of sports.

Sara Levinson

The sport of choice for the urban poor is basketball. The sport of choice for maintenance level employees is bowling. The sport of choice for front-line workers is football. The sport of choice for supervisors is baseball. The sport of choice for middle management is tennis. The sport of choice for corporate officers is golf. Conclusion: The higher you are in the corporate structure, the smaller your balls become.

Unknown

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns. ~

John Leonard
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