Basketball Quotes

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.


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

John Leonard

If all I'm remembered for is being a good basketball player, then I've done a bad job with the rest of my life

Isaiah Thomas

Baseball is the only game left for people. To play basketball, you have to be 7 feet 6 inches. To play football, you have to be the same width.

Bill Veeck

Basketball has been my life and I worked at it so hard because I enjoyed it so much.

Larry Joe Bird

I was always making decisions and they were easier decisions because I had control of the game, I had control of the ball. As a coach you sort of put the ball in other player's hands and let them make decisions for you. But I still get a kick out of winning basketball games and that's what I'm in this for.

Larry Joe Bird

They said I couldnt play football I was too small. They said I couldnt play basketball I wasnt tall. They said I couldnt play baseball at all. And now everyday of my life I ball.

Lil Wayne

The game of basketball is one of the greatest teachers of life there is. It teaches you first and foremost to believe in yourself. You must develop physical and mental toughness in order to succeed because there's going to be many disappointments and setbacks along the way. You learn quickly that basketball is a team game. You must be unselfish and accept the role that helps the team the most. Basketball teaches you the importance of setting high standards and never accepting anything other than your best effort.

Thomas Aaron (Tom) Crean
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