Patrick Ewing Quotes

New York is a passionate city. They want a winner. They deserve a winner. I think we did an outstanding job of bringing it back.

-Patrick Ewing

I’m sure at some point I will get back into coaching, but right now I need to focus completely on my kids.

-Patrick Ewing

I never knew what basketball was. I started playing on the playground. People used to laugh at me and joke at me because I was so tall and I didn’t know the game and couldn’t play it.

-Patrick Ewing

If I want to average 32 points a game, I can do that easily. It’s just eight, eight, eight, eight. No problem. I can do that anytime. That’s not being cocky. That’s confidence.

-Patrick Ewing

Everybody always thinks the grass is always greener.

-Patrick Ewing

This means a lot. I’m being recognized for all the blood, sweat and tears I put into a 17-year career.

-Patrick Ewing

Amare, Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups – they’re virtually unstoppable.

-Patrick Ewing

I’ve been to the Hall of Fame many times, in grade school and high school. I had field trips to the Hall of Fame and taking tours of it. I just never thought about that one day I possibly might be in it. I think it’d be great.

-Patrick Ewing

Whenever my body heals and the pain and all the swelling goes away is when I’ll be ready.

-Patrick Ewing

I wish I had stayed and finished my career here in New York.

-Patrick Ewing

Most of the fans will still be Knicks fans.

-Patrick Ewing

People think that just because you’re a center, you’re not as smart as the guards or the smaller guys.

-Patrick Ewing

Brooklyn, it’s a great town, a great city. It’s New York.

-Patrick Ewing

Pat Riley, Dave Checketts and Ernie Grunfeld – they brought the Knicks back to the glory days. It started with Rick Pitino. We took our first step with him, making the playoffs. When Pat came in we just kicked the door open.

-Patrick Ewing

 

 

Winning a ring is everybody’s goal, whether you’re a player or a coach.

-Patrick Ewing

Every time when they would call my name I kept hearing ‘New York Knicks’ instead of ‘Seattle SuperSonics.’

-Patrick Ewing

I’m just like any person who is coaching in this league, I’m just looking for an opportunity, that’s all.

-Patrick Ewing

Every parent wants to see their kids excel.

-Patrick Ewing

I’ve been an assistant for seven years now and I haven’t had one head coaching interview. I’m doing something wrong.

-Patrick Ewing

Too much negotiating and not enough work on the court – that’s what happened to me during the lockout. Too much talking and not enough training. I couldn’t put in my usual offseason work routine. I think that all caught up to me, with my Achilles problems.

-Patrick Ewing

When I played with the Knicks, I was just as important or just as smart as any other of the guards I played with. I still had to call out plays, notice schemes, know the systems, do everything they had to do.

-Patrick Ewing

 

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Moses Malone Quotes

You got to work hard whatever you’re doing and try to be number one and take pride in what you’re doing. You want to be at the best at your spot then you got to work hard, man. A lot of guys don’t work as hard as it gonna take.

-Moses Malone

To be a great offensive rebounder, you have to think like a defensive rebounder and battle for position while also being in the flow of your offense. And then it’s just being determined.

-Moses Malone

I was on the playground all night. I ain’t never go to parties or nothing. I’d get out of school at 3 and be out there playing until one in the morning with one streetlight. For real.

-Moses Malone

When the ladies see an athlete walking around, they think, Well, he got the cocaine, so let’s go get high with him.

-Moses Malone

I’ve always just wanted to play ball, that’s all. I didn’t want to do no interviews, because I didn’t want to be bothered with reporters.

-Moses Malone

I’ll always be Number 1 to myself.

-Moses Malone

I never thought I was the best; I just thought I was one of the best.

-Moses Malone

When you make a lotta money, you got a lotta people shooting at you. Anywhere you go, the tab goes up. People borrow stuff from you, you don’t see it again – they figure, Hell, Moses ain’t gonna miss it, why do I have to return it?

-Moses Malone

People got to realize that the owners who been paying me are a lot richer than I am. It’s not like I was born rich; I had to play basketball to make this type of money.

-Moses Malone

I don’t talk to reporters, because they’re gonna write what they want to write, so let ’em write what they want to write.

-Moses Malone

People might get mad for five or ten minutes, but then they respect you more. And the next time they see you, they’ll tell their friends, “Don’t go up to him with that stuff – he don’t mess with cocaine.”

-Moses Malone

Seems like everybody wants to know if an athlete is on drugs, so you got to stay clear of wild people.

-Moses Malone

The only reason people are saying I’m the number-one player is because I’m with the number-one team.

-Moses Malone

I’m never gonna try it, because you got to pay a lot for cocaine, and that’s not the way I want to spend my money.

-Moses Malone

Reporters don’t know me, because I don’t talk to them; I just talk to the players.

-Moses Malone

Owners want to make their team a winner so they can get more fans in the stands, and that’s why they go after the best ball-players and pay ’em what they’re worth.

-Moses Malone

 

 

When I retire, I wanna be able to just lay back. Only way to make it happen is to be investing my money, not spending it.

-Moses Malone

When I was 15, they changed the playground rules because I was dominating everything and blocking everything that came my way.

-Moses Malone

I started playing ball when I was 13 and a half. Before that, I just wanted to play football and baseball but I kept growing so I figured it was time for basketball.

-Moses Malone

I enjoy money. You got to know how to enjoy it, though. A lot of people enjoy it the wrong way: They spend it all.

-Moses Malone

I came up in a small town ghetto and I never did think I’d be a celebrity or famous athlete, I was just loving to play the game of basketball. And I worked hard at everything I did.

-Moses Malone

I never thought I’d lead the NBA in rebounding, but I got a lot of help from my team-mates – they did a lot of missing.

-Moses Malone

 

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Kawhi Leonard Quotes

I’m going to do the best I can, but it’s hard, because guys don’t really look at me first to lead the team.

-Kawhi Leonard

I’ve never had short arms and small hands.

-Kawhi Leonard

 

 

Gotta move forward to Game 4 and try to get the win.

-Kawhi Leonard

You wanna know why I wear jersey number 2? Because that will be Lebron’s number of rings til he retires.

-Kawhi Leonard

 

 

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Hakeem Olajuwon Quotes

I’m the kind of person who always wants more.

-Hakeem Olajuwon

I’m shy, but sometimes my voice is so clear and strong. Your tongue moves, and the Arabic language is so beautiful.

-Hakeem Olajuwon

God comes first. Paradise is not cheap.

-Hakeem Olajuwon

I love fashion as much as I love basketball! It is a great joy for me to express myself through designing my own collection.

-Hakeem Olajuwon

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.

-Hakeem Olajuwon

The key to fashion is, you don’t want to look like you’re trying. You’ve gotta be natural.

-Hakeem Olajuwon

 I don’t think Michael had to retire for us to get the spotlight, because when you win, it commands attention.

-Hakeem Olajuwon

I’ve now been in this country for thirteen years, since I was seventeen. So this is my second home.

-Hakeem Olajuwon

My background playing soccer gave me a natural advantage over many of the American-born players.

-Hakeem Olajuwon

I remember at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Shaq always wanted me to show him steps over and over.

-Hakeem Olajuwon

Being from Africa is the best thing that could have ever, ever happened to me. I cannot see it any other way. All of my fundamental principles that were instilled in me in my home, from my childhood, are still with me.

-Hakeem Olajuwon

 

 

All these boundaries – Africa, Asia, Malaysia, America – are set by men. But you don’t have to look at boundaries when you are looking at a man – at the character of a man. The question is: What do you stand for? Are you a follower, or are you a leader?

-Hakeem Olajuwon

Allah says in the Qur’an not to despise one another. So the criterion in Islam is not color or social status. It’s who is most righteous. If I go to a mosque – and I’m a basketball player with money and prestige – if I go to a mosque and see an imam, I feel inferior. He’s better than me. It’s about knowledge.

-Hakeem Olajuwon

I was successful materially, but I know life is much more than worldly success. I saw all these blessings God had given me. The way to give thanks is obedience to God.

-Hakeem Olajuwon

I always keep a ball in the car. You never know.

-Hakeem Olajuwon

My type of basketball is about how to create space, how to maneuver, how to get your shot off.

-Hakeem Olajuwon

I’m the kind of person who always wants more. I was successful materially, but I know life is much more than worldly success. I saw all these blessings God had given me. The way to give thanks is obedience to God.

-Hakeem Olajuwon

The difference must be distinguished between worship and respect. Islam orders you to obey and respect, as long as you are not worshiping anything other than God… Islam is a religion of peace. You don’t attack. You explain.

-Hakeem Olajuwon

 

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Julius Erving Quotes

I demand more of myself than anyone else could ever expect.

-Julius Erving

If you do things with a certain type of result and cause a certain type of reaction or effect, then you increase your market value. It’s very much a competition for the entertainment dollar, and that’s never been more clearly evident than in today’s NBA game.

-Julius Erving

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life – mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.

-Julius Erving

You know, just in terms of having to have a life on the road, you know, having the celebrity aspect be a burden for my family, friends and extended family.

-Julius Erving

Goals determine what you’re going to be.

-Julius Erving

But you know, we have a very normal family. We’ve had our ups and downs. You know, we’ve had our issues, but we’ve had great cause for celebration.

-Julius Erving

That was just my own personal program: I didn’t want to get too high over the good moments because I didn’t want to be saddened and depressed when things didn’t go as I had planned.

-Julius Erving

Every team that I’ve played on, I’ve either been the captain or co-captain.

-Julius Erving

I pulled the plug on it at a time that I thought was right for me to exit.

-Julius Erving

You can feel the vibes, feel the people pulling for you.

-Julius Erving

With the crowds on your side, it’s easier to play up to your potential.

-Julius Erving

But you know, if you live an affluent lifestyle, there are all types of trappings that are there that you have to be cognizant of, and you’ve got to try and communicate freely and gain understanding about and then keep moving on, because you know, sometimes lifestyles are chosen for us as opposed to us choosing them.

-Julius Erving

As a kid, I played a lot of one-on-none.

-Julius Erving

If you get depressed about being the second-best team in the world, then you’ve got a problem.

-Julius Erving

When the crowd appreciates you, it encourages you to be a little more daring, I think.

-Julius Erving

To be great we need to win games we aren’t supposed to win.

-Julius Erving

I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.

-Julius Erving

I had to spend countless hours, above and beyond the basic time, to try and perfect the fundamentals.

-Julius Erving

One of the most predictable things in life is there will be change. You are better off if you can have a say in the change. But you are ignorant or naive if you don’t think there will be change, whether you want it to or not.

-Julius Erving

And I continued to grow until I was 25 years old.

-Julius Erving

You know, just in terms of having to have a life on the road, you know, having the celebrity aspect be a burden for my family, friends and extended family.

-Julius Erving

I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was. And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence.

-Julius Erving

In 1981, at age 31, I was voted the best player in basketball, and the most valuable player in the league.

-Julius Erving

My role models in the business were the older guys on my team when I first got there: Gray Scott, Adrian Smith, Roland Taylor. These were the guys who took me under their wing, and really schooled me in terms of what the business was about.

-Julius Erving

Because of the makeup of the NBA, it cannot afford for the public to turn on them.

-Julius Erving

When I went to Philadelphia I was 26 years old and really sitting on top of the world. Family life, a professional career, plenty of friends and associates, and a good reputation, a wish list that could be the envy of many.

-Julius Erving

And from the first time I picked up a basketball at age eight – I had a lot of difficulty when I first picked up a basketball, because I was a scrub – there were things that I liked about it.

-Julius Erving

 

 

In a lot of areas of my life, particularly in my teenage years, I began to think about the world, and to think about the universe as being a part of my conscious everyday life.

-Julius Erving

I always try to keep a pretty conservative demeanor on the court.

-Julius Erving

There’s the typical books, Moby Dick and, I guess in my adult life I began to read biographies more than fiction. I started to want to relate to other people’s lives, things that had really happened.

-Julius Erving

Being a typical Pisces, I might have experienced mood shifts, but I don’t remember any depression, or needing to do anything, or to have someone bring me out of being depressed.

-Julius Erving

I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game, and somehow found a way to score 20 points. I felt real good about it. I felt that this was the beginning of something good.

-Julius Erving

I live my life trying to never appear to be a small man.

-Julius Erving

I liked the game, I enjoyed the game, and the game fed me enough, and gave me enough rewards to reinforce that this is something that I should spend time doing, and that I could possibly make a priority in my life, versus other sports.

-Julius Erving

When I played, the owners had the power. The prisoners are running the prison now, not the warden. The warden is strong and he has say so but, the balance of power is definitely with the players.

-Julius Erving

I came from a broken home, so my mom was a major influence in my life.

-Julius Erving

One of the things in the back of my mind is that, after my sports experience, I never want to be, totally consumed by any one endeavor, other than my family life.

-Julius Erving

 

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Dirk Nowitzki Quotes

I played all kinds of sports when I was young: tennis, handball, basketball, some soccer. I focused on basketball when I was 16 or 17 and then came to the U.S. when I was 20.

-Dirk Nowitzki

I think I can always shoot 3s. I think I can shoot 3s when I’m 60.

-Dirk Nowitzki

I may not be the most physically tough player, but I think mentally I’m right up there.

-Dirk Nowitzki

 Off the floor, I’m really laid back: like, nothing really fazes me too much. But on the floor, I do get emotional and a little carried away. However, I started playing when I was 13 to have fun with my teammates, and that never stopped. I enjoy traveling and having fun in the locker room with the guys. Life is too short to be miserable.

-Dirk Nowitzki

I started to play the guitar for a couple of years, which was fun. I still bring it out once in a while, could bust out a couple of songs, but I’m not very good at it.

-Dirk Nowitzki

I’m not big on material things, but I like my cars. They are German-made and custom-made..

-Dirk Nowitzki

I want to raise a family and have a couple of small Dirks running around. But it will not be easy to win my heart.

-Dirk Nowitzki

 When I think about my MVP season, I will also think about the loss to Golden State. But winning the award as Most Valuable Player of the NBA is just a huge honor. I didn’t really realize how big it was until Mark Cuban had tears in his eyes at the award ceremony.

-Dirk Nowitzki

I always wanted to be a basketball player. Nothing more, nothing less.

-Dirk Nowitzki

 

 

I try to stay away, but In-N-Out, you just can’t compare it. It’s the best. It’s the best. It’s healthy fast food; they do their own meat and their own salad.

-Dirk Nowitzki

My dad never really played basketball, but now he’s my biggest critic. I come home, and he says: ‘Why didn’t you shoot there? Why didn’t you drive?’

-Dirk Nowitzki

When you’re older and get more experience, the game slows down for you. I know exactly what spot to get to where I can always get my shot off no matter who’s guarding me.

-Dirk Nowitzki

If I get up in the morning and I say I gotta go to work then I’d rather retire because I’ve never looked at basketball as work.

-Dirk Nowitzki

Money isn’t something I play for. I want to compete. I want to win.

-Dirk Nowitzki

I never looked at basketball as work. I always enjoyed it as my hobby. I loved it. Once that love is gone, and I’m tired of working out every day and doing all the stuff to get me ready for games, and I’m tired of lifting and conditioning and doing all that other stuff around it, and I’d rather stay in bed, then it’s time to go.

-Dirk Nowitzki

Growing up, my idols were Lucky Luke and Jolly Jumper. And Scottie Pippen.

-Dirk Nowitzki

Are you mentally tough? Are you playing through injuries? When the game’s on the line, do you want to kill somebody? I always thought I was tough that way. I wasn’t tough in a rah-rah, elbow you in the face kind of way. But I always thought that when the game comes down to the wire, I always wanted to be there for my team and make the big play. To me, that’s a different kind of toughness.

-Dirk Nowitzki

 

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Shaquille O’Neal

When you’re in championships, it’s never about what you do. It’s always about what other people do.

-Shaquille O’Neal

Art is a process of delivering or arranging elements that appeal to the emotions of a person looking at it. It’s what you feel.

-Shaquille O’Neal

My father made me who I am. He gave me a basketball and told me to play with the ball, sleep with the ball, dream with the ball. Just don’t take it to school. I used it as a pillow, and it never gave me a stiff neck.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I want to be strong, dominant. Like Wilt Chamberlain.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I’m a mama’s boy above all.

-Shaquille O’Neal

The best quality about Kobe Bryant? You want me to be honest? I don’t know. I’ll tell you why. I open my arms to everybody. But he never stepped forward for the embrace. So I never really got to know him. I don’t know anything about him, and it’s kinda sad.

-Shaquille O’Neal

Me shooting 40% at the foul line is just God’s way to say nobody’s perfect.

-Shaquille O’Neal

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.

-Shaquille O’Neal

Everything happens for a reason. I’m used to it, I prepare for it. Like I say, at the end of the day, those in charge of their own destiny are going to do what’s right for them and their family.

-Shaquille O’Neal

Being here feels like I’m out of prison. This is the right place, the right time, the right team.

-Shaquille O’Neal

When I tweet, I try and accomplish three things. One, is to make you laugh. Two, is to inform you. Three, is to enlighten you. That’s all I do.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I’m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I am the number one Ninja and I have killed all the Shoguns in front of me.

-Shaquille O’Neal

Generals don’t panic; then the troops never panic.

-Shaquille O’Neal

David Stern should get with the mothers of the NBA and let the moms decide what the dress code should be. I asked my mother if I could wear a chain, and she told me yeah. So I do stuff that my parents allow me to do.

-Shaquille O’Neal

Because I’m so big, you have to look at me. I think of myself as a monument. But sometimes I like to feel small.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I never worry about the problem. I worry about the solution.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I started out as a football player. I liked to inflict pain. In basketball, it was the same thing.

-Shaquille O’Neal

If I were a painter, you’d be calling me Shaqcasso.

-Shaquille O’Neal

Kids can still call me Shaq, but adults should call me Dr. O’Neal.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I have never been a shooter.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I’m on a mission. And I know the older I get, I may lose a step or two, but it’s all up in the medulla oblongata. I’ve got a lot up there. I’ve got a lot of knowledge… in this medulla oblongata.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I started out as a young Ninja and killed all of the Shoguns. I am a Shogun now and I’m holding my spot. There probably won’t be another Shogun after this.

-Shaquille O’Neal

When I get old, I’m going to the old folks’ home. I don’t want to be one of those guys who’s hanging around the house bothering the kids. But not just any old folks’ home. I want the whole top floor.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I want to be known as ‘The Big Shakespeare.’ It was Shakespeare that said, ‘Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them.’

-Shaquille O’Neal

I’m a weird big guy. Doing rapping, doing movies. Do a lot of stuff. But always do things the right way.

-Shaquille O’Neal

One lucky shot deserves another.

-Shaquille O’Neal

If you got the game, you got the game. That’s why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman.

-Shaquille O’Neal

When you’re righteous, you don’t have to tell people that you’re righteous.

-Shaquille O’Neal

Whenever I see a celebrity that comes to watch me play, I’m going to do for them the same thing they’ve done for me – bring them some type of joy.

-Shaquille O’Neal

As a youngster, my mother and father always drilled into my head having something to fall back on. My father was kind of funny. I’d score 40 points. I’d come home and say, ‘Look dad, I scored 40.’ He’d never have a smile on his face. He’d be like, ‘I saw that move you did. What if you’d hurt your knee?’

-Shaquille O’Neal

There is no answer to the Pythagorean theorem. Well, there is an answer, but by the time you figure it out, I got 40 points, 10 rebounds and then we’re planning for the parade.

-Shaquille O’Neal

Every time I do something silly, it comes off really funny because it’s natural.

-Shaquille O’Neal

Look up the word role in the dictionary and you’ll see it means playing a part. That’s why I call myself a real model.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I’ve been playing on Christmas for the last 10, 11, 12 years. So just got to get up early with the babies, and give them their toys and try to get a nap in and just come to play.

-Shaquille O’Neal

 

 

I’m very educated and can give you somewhat of a vocabulary, but I don’t get to the philosophical side.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I knew I was dog meat. Luckily, I’m the high-priced dog meat that everybody wants. I’m the good-quality dog meat. I’m the Alpo of the NBA.

-Shaquille O’Neal

Challenge me. Treat me like a game of checkers and play me. That’s all I’m asking, just play me. Treat me like Sega and play me.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I’m done with the nicknames. Actually, when I obtain my doctorate, I will not allow people to call me Shaq anymore, either.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I was a medium-level juvenile delinquent from Newark who always dreamed about doing a movie.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I just want to keep people entertained.

-Shaquille O’Neal

Our offense is like the pythagorean theorem: There is no answer!

-Shaquille O’Neal

When you flop, that’s just another message that you don’t know how to play me. Stand up and take your medicine like a man.

-Shaquille O’Neal

We want to win. We want to win big. We want to win the whole thing.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I don’t know anything about cars. I can promise you that.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I’m short and to the point.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I was fortunate enough to see and handle and take in everything I could while I was playing.

-Shaquille O’Neal

When I’m done playing basketball, I want do something bigger. I’m working on my doctorate right now at Barry University in Florida.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I was a medium-level juvenile delinquent from Newark who always dreamed about doing a movie.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I don’t believe that I personally have been changed by the money. The bad thing is people assume you’ve changed because now you have money.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I’m very excited about my new agreement with the Heat. This contract allows me to address all of my family’s long-term financial goals while allowing the Heat the ability to acquire those players that we need to win a championship.

-Shaquille O’Neal

But that is the only thing that slows me down is the system. No one, two or three was big enough to slow me down, only the system. It was the system that slowed me down to make my numbers fall. Not because I am older.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I would like to be refered to as ‘The Big Aristotle’.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I play against a front and a back every night, Ming does not have to do that, Duncan does not have to do that, Garnett doesn’t do that. I am the only one that has to do that.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I average 25 with three guys on me and they are just looking at stats I guess.

-Shaquille O’Neal

I’ve met a lot of artists who wanted to paint me. LeRoy Neiman was one. He did it from a photograph. He made 20,000 copies, and we sold them all.

-Shaquille O’Neal

 

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Russell Westbrook Quotes

I’ve always had to prove myself to people growing up. I had to show them that I could do this and I could do that and paying no mind to what the critics said.

-Russell Westbrook

Magic Johnson was my favorite player growing up.

-Russell Westbrook

My childhood, I wouldn’t say it was bad. It helped me grow up. I stayed out of trouble. My parents taught me what’s wrong and right, and knowing that I had a little brother following me, I had to make sure I was doing the right thing so he knows what’s right, too. I was in the house nine days out of 10. There wasn’t nothing good outside for me.

-Russell Westbrook

I say, ‘Why not’ to everything.

-Russell Westbrook

There’s no reason to hold yourself back and say you can’t do something in life unless you go for it and try to do it.

-Russell Westbrook

Messy stuff irritates me. I don’t like messiness. If you leave something around my house, I’ll tell you to move it back, clean it up, throw it in the trash – don’t matter, just get rid of it. I need stuff neat, organized. And once I start cleaning stuff, I don’t stop until it’s done. Otherwise I’m irritated all day.

-Russell Westbrook

I actually have a closet that’s all shoes, maybe 700 pairs.

-Russell Westbrook

 

 

In college I didn’t dress up every day, for class or stuff like that, but when it came time to do certain things I’d dress up for sure.

-Russell Westbrook

Every day when I get on the floor I give it my all and play because you never know what tomorrow holds.

-Russell Westbrook

I’m never satisfied. I’m always trying to get better and learn from my mistakes.

-Russell Westbrook

If I get to know somebody, I’ll open up, but other than that I like to sit back and observe things.

-Russell Westbrook

I’m confident in some of the things that I wear, regardless of what other people are wearing.

-Russell Westbrook

Shoes make an outfit. You can throw on a crazy shirt and crazy pants but you add those shoes – done.

-Russell Westbrook

 

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Dwayne Wade Quotes

The biggest surprise has been making the adjustment after losing a game. In the NBA you could lose tonight and you have to put that game behind you because you have another game the next night.

-Dwayne Wade

I’m a playmaker, and I’m going to score. At the end of the day, my job is to put the ball in the basket.

-Dwayne Wade

I understand that I’m not perfect. I made mistakes and I had a hand in everything that’s happened to me, good and bad.

-Dwayne Wade

Fatherhood is the best thing that could happen to me, and I’m just glad I can share my voice.

-Dwayne Wade

I wanted to be a football player. Football is a sport that I love, but the more I started playing basketball, the more I started dreaming of playing in the NBA.

-Dwayne Wade

As long as you put on a jersey, no matter what kind of jersey it is, as long as you’re supporting the game of basketball, I enjoy it.

-Dwayne Wade

I’m just showing my personality in my clothing.

-Dwayne Wade

The biggest thing is to let your voice be heard, let your story be heard.

-Dwayne Wade

Over my career, I’ve had to adjust my game.

-Dwayne Wade

At 9 years old, I moved in with my father because my mother could no longer care for me. Looking back, I now see so many similarities between my own childhood and that of my sons. My father stepped in when I needed him, and that gave me the chance for a better life. That’s what I’m doing for my boys now.

-Dwayne Wade

Yeah, I play a lot of point guard. LeBron plays a lot of point guard. A lot of people are thinking too much on positions.

-Dwayne Wade

When I first got into the league, I tried to fit in. Now I don’t care.

-Dwayne Wade

My upbringing involves individuals who helped me along the way. I don’t think I would be here today without that support.

-Dwayne Wade

No team works out teamwork.

-Dwayne Wade

I don’t think the world focuses on the positive things enough.

-Dwayne Wade

I’ve decided to listen to my doctors and get the procedure I need on my knee. USA Basketball said I had to do what was best for me. They want me to be obviously as healthy as possible so I can continue to play this game at a high level.

-Dwayne Wade

Man, anytime the ball goes through the basket. It doesn’t matter if it’s a jumper or a drive. Any time the ball goes through the basket, and it’s going through consistently, it’s demoralizing for any opponent.

-Dwayne Wade

I’m on a team with LeBron James and Chris Bosh, and they both dress well. It gets competitive. If I don’t bring my A game, they’re going to outshine me.

-Dwayne Wade

Growing up, I always dreamed of winning an NBA championship, never a gold. A gold was something that never crossed my mind.

-Dwayne Wade

Players are ready to play, We’re not on strike. It’s a lockout.

-Dwayne Wade

Whenever there is a big game and people don’t think I can do it, I always play my hardest, and now it has become a part of me.

-Dwayne Wade

I’ve been successful in different areas, but nothing brings a smile to my face more than my oldest son, Zaire, and my second son, Zion, saying the kind word of ‘Dad.’

-Dwayne Wade

 

 

Yes, it’s true – I love the roar of the crowd. When the fans are with you, their voices come together in a big booming rush of sound that you can actually feel in your body – almost like a wave that lifts you and carries you past your own limits.

-Dwayne Wade

Unless you sit down and talk to your dad and say, ‘Why weren’t you there?’ and he says, ‘I’m going to really tell you the truth,’ then you won’t know.

-Dwayne Wade

I am very happy to be here in the NBA.

-Dwayne Wade

I supported Obama because of his relationships. A lot of the things he believes in, you would say that it’s not in the best interest for someone in my tax bracket, but it’s not about that. It’s about him making the world better and making it equal and even all around, and that’s what I’m supporting when I supported Obama.

-Dwayne Wade

To wear a gray tweed suit, you have to be mature and confident in yourself. Some people can’t pull it off.

-Dwayne Wade

Most days I am in public. If I go to the store, with social media, I’m in public. It might as well be a press conference.

-Dwayne Wade

Anytime an artist puts your name in a song, it’s unbelievable. It never gets old.

-Dwayne Wade

When you’re healthy, you can do so many great things.

-Dwayne Wade

I grew up in the inner city of Chicago, and then I moved to Robbins, and it kind of raised me. When I was in college, I actually had them change the starting lineup to say ‘from Robbins, Illinois’ instead of ‘Chicago, Illinois.’

-Dwayne Wade

People don’t need to necessarily see me in the jersey to understand who I am and what message I’m trying to get across with the things that I’m marketing.

-Dwayne Wade

It’s always a dream to be on the cover, it’s one of the things an athlete always aspires to do, to be on the cover of a videogame, but I never thought I would get to do it this quick.

-Dwayne Wade

Being a father is an everyday challenge. It goes on and on.

-Dwayne Wade

The biggest thing, and what I told some of the partners in the summit, was me thanking them for their constant support with everything that I’ve been through the last couple years on and off the court.

-Dwayne Wade

 

 

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Bill Walton Quotes

No one missed more basketball in the history of NBA than I did. I played 14 seasons, on the roster for 14 years, and I missed more than nine-and-a-half full seasons.

-Bill Walton

Without question, no hesitation, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the best player I ever played against.

-Bill Walton

Music is critical in our lives and culture. It’s the inspiration that drives us. It’s also the window to our souls. It’s a reflection as to who we are, what we stand for and where we’re going.

-Bill Walton

When you are in unrelenting, excruciating and debilitating pain that never goes away for years on end, your life is over.

-Bill Walton

You don’t win championships by just being normal, by just being average.

-Bill Walton

Life is easy when you’re hot. But what happens when the ball bounces the other way? You just keep getting back up and climbing up.

-Bill Walton

The Grateful Dead, they’re my best friends. Their message of hope, peace, love, teamwork, creativity, imagination, celebration, the dance, the vision, the purpose, the passion all of the things I believe in makes me the luckiest Deadhead in the world.

-Bill Walton

I had the only beard in the Western Hemisphere that made Bob Dylan’s look good.

-Bill Walton

Basketball is one of those rare opportunities where you can make a difference, not only for yourself, but for other people as well.

-Bill Walton

At 49, I can say something I never would have said when I was a player, that I’m a better person because of my failures and disgraces.

-Bill Walton

My life changed irrevocably four-and-a-half years ago when my spine failed and collapsed. I spent two years on the floor, in excruciating, debilitating and unrelenting pain. I can only describe the pain as being submerged into a vat of scalding acid that has an electric current running through it. And you can never get out, ever.

-Bill Walton

The great thing about being a broadcaster is you have this incredible responsibility to the people that make it all happen, the people that turn on the television set.

-Bill Walton

A lot of people understand what not saying anything means, so, in effect, not saying anything is really saying a lot.

-Bill Walton

 

 

I can think. I can sleep. I can move. I can ride my bike. I can dream.

-Bill Walton

I lived to play basketball. Growing up as a kid, Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics were my favorite team. The way they played, the teamwork, the sacrifice, the commitment, the joy, the camaraderie, the relationship with the fans.

-Bill Walton

I have nothing but respect for the Lakers. So many of their legends shaped who I am as a person and player.

-Bill Walton

I don’t sleep much. I’m on the go. My mind is racing. My wife says my mind is like the rolling dials on a slot machine. So, yeah, I think about everything.

-Bill Walton

I grew up in an non-athletic family, where my parents were interested in music, in literature, in education and art.

-Bill Walton

Music is critical in our lives and culture. It’s the inspiration that drives us. It’s also the window to our souls. It’s a reflection as to who we are, what we stand for and where we’re going.

-Bill Walton

Being a broadcaster encompasses the business of sport, which is my life today, and it encompasses the skills of being a history student, and the ability of being a performer.

-Bill Walton

Well, we’ve made some changes on this tour. We’re no longer sleeping in the parking lots and swimming in the fountains. We’ve been staying in hotels most of the way, though I will say some hotels have declined to take us because we’re just having too much fun.

-Bill Walton

That’s what makes it so fun to be on a team. You’re sitting at your house, thinking up this wild, crazy stuff as to how it’s going to go, and the other guys are sitting at their houses doing the same thing.

-Bill Walton

I’ve had 36 orthopedic operations, have two fused ankles, my knees, hands and wrists don’t work, I now have a fused spine, other than that, everything is great.

-Bill Walton

 

 

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