Larry Bird Quotes

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Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.

-Larry Bird

It doesn’t matter who scores the points, it’s who can get the ball to the scorer.

-Larry Bird

But it is a black man’s game, and it will be forever.

-Larry Bird

Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you’re ready to play as tough as you’re able to, you’d better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you’re not giving it all you’ve got.

-Larry Bird

When I was a kid, like 14 or 15, I played with the waiters’ from the hotel, ’cause that was the best game.’ And these guys, they’d let me play. And they were black guys.

-Larry Bird

I hate to lose more than I like to win.

-Larry Bird

I’m a loner.

-Larry Bird

I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.

-Larry Bird

The one thing that always bothered me when I played in the NBA was I really got irritated when they put a white guy on me.

-Larry Bird

I don’t know if I practiced more than anybody, but I practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody – somewhere- was practicing more than me.

-Larry Bird

I wasn’t real quick, and I wasn’t real strong. Some guys will just take off and it’s like, whoa. So I beat them with my mind and my fundamentals.

-Larry Bird

My goal was to be the best player on my high school team, and look where I am now. And that was still my goal as a young kid, just to try and be a little better than my brother was.

-Larry Bird

I’ve been around for a while, I kinda know these things.

-Larry Bird

I like being by myself.

-Larry Bird

 

 

I get homesick.

-Larry Bird

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses those skills to accomplish his goals.

-Larry Bird

Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It’s being able to take it as well as dish it out. That’s the only way you’re going to get respect from the players.

-Larry Bird

First master the fundamentals.

-Larry Bird

I used to love the feeling of running, of running too far. It made my skin tingle.

-Larry Bird

You can make all the excuses you want, but if you’re not mentally tough and you’re not prepared to play every night, you’re not going to win.

-Larry Bird

As far as playing, I didn’t care who guarded me- red, yellow, black. I just didn’t want a white guy guarding me, because it’s disrespect to my game.

-Larry Bird

Once you are labeled “The Best” you want to stay up there, and you can’t do it by loafing around. If I don’t keep changing. I’m history.

-Larry Bird

I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African- American.

-Larry Bird

I always know what’s happening on the court. I see a situation occur, and I respond.

-Larry Bird

The best players will play. That’s the way it always will be.

-Larry Bird

What’s better? Dogs or broomsticks? I mean, will the world ever really know?

-Larry Bird

 

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