Basketball Quotes


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"My goals have gone from being an all-star to just being able to play basketball. I always took for granted that I could play. Now I know what a gift it is"
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"Once I grew from 6'1" to about 6'6", by that time I was going into 12th grade, and that's when I started wanting to play basketball, because, pretty much basketball players always got the girl"
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"And my father didn't have money for me to go to college. And at that particular time they didn't have black quarterbacks, and I don't think I could have made it in basketball, because I was only 5' 11". So I just picked baseball"
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"I had no experience with broadcasting basketball games, so I took a tape recorder and went to a playground where there was a summer league, and I stood up in the top of the stands and I called the game"
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"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"
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"My personal life is the same. At the end of the day, this is just a job. I love what I do, and it's a great job. But it's like my alter ego. There's Chris Brown the singer. And there's Christopher Brown, the down-home Tappahannock boy that plays video games and basketball and hangs out"
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"Basketball is in my blood. It is my obligation to try"
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"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"
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"I played baseball, and that's pretty much it. Basketball came late, this was, basketball was the sport that I tried to master, I kind of mastered baseball, so basketball was one of those things where I wanted to master this game, so that's why I probably play it the way I do"
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"The cast gets along pretty well, it's a good work environment. I hang out a lot with Brett Claywell, he plays Tim Smith on the show. We play plenty of basketball"
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"Michael Jordan changed so much in basketball, he took his power to make a difference. It's so much going on in music right now and somebody has to make a difference"
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"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"
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"I started out as a football player. I liked to inflict pain. In basketball, it was the same thing"
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"And I want to do it the right way, like everybody else, not just a famous figurehead that gets a job because he is a famous basketball player. I want to really learn the business"
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"Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else"
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"I'm not a role model... Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids"
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"If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming"
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"I also tell them that your education can take you way farther than a football, baseball, track, or basketball will - that's just the bottom line"
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"When it gets down to it, basketball is basketball"
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"I'm not playing for other people; if I start thinking in those terms I would put too much pressure on myself. I play basketball because that is what I love to do"
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"In sixth grade, my basketball team made it to the league championships. In double overtime, with three seconds left, I rebounded the ball and passed it - to the wrong team! They scored at the buzzer and we lost the game. To this day, I still have nightmares!"
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"Yeah, I like cars and basketball. But you know what I like more? Bananas"
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"I just want to try to ignore the scrutiny and all the distractions and just play hard basketball and let the best come... Improving game by game and trying to improve my game is what I want to do"
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"Basketball, in America, is like a culture. It is like a foreigner learning a new language. It is difficult to learn foreign languages and it will also be difficult for me to learn the culture for basketball here"
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"I'm pretty athletic and I play basketball a lot"
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"So you're dealing with a coach, and you're dealing with a guy who's actually experienced NBA basketball from a player's perspective and actually goes about it that way"
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"I believe that whatever we have, regardless of a trade being done or not, I feel we have a shot. I've just got to believe that we're going to be all right. I've got to just play basketball"
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"Basketball isn't as popular in Canada as it is in the US. Hockey is by far the most popular sport in Canada"
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"My father was a soccer player. All my friends played basketball though, so I stuck with basketball"
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"I like basketball, and I've been to three games, which is so much more fun than seeing it on TV, I think"
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