what's eveyone's favorite quote from an nba player or coach, etc. here's mine
"Ball don't lie" - Sheed
"He's Manu Ginobili" - Pop
"I don't give a &$#%#&@!" - Shaq
"As long as I play ball, I can get any woman I want.” -- Dennis Rodman
"I wanna thank my psychiatrist" -Ron Artest
" Both teams played hard " - Rasheed Wallace
" Practice, we talkin' about practice? " - Allen Iverson
" He's said practice more times than he actually has. " - Larry Brown
"Period. P-U-R-E-U-D" & "Kobe, tell me how my @$$ tastes"- Shaq
My favorite line from the AI "Practice" Speech:
"How the hell can I make my teammates better by practicing?"
"Spike who?" - Reggie Miller
I had made a thread like this on a football forum a month ago......Here is my fav NFL quote
"They pay may to make interceptions, not tackles"-Asante Samuel
^^^ If you put that quote with no player name, i woulda guessed Deion lol.
When Skiles was the coach of the Bulls, he was asked what Eddie Curry could do to increase his rebounding. His answer: "Jump"
When Hedo said "Ball..."
I remember how much I couldn't stop laughing when I saw this after the game.
"I May Be Wrong, But I Doubt It." -- sums up his personality perfectly
"I am not a roll model." -Charles Barkley
“Rebound by one of the big guys … Divac, I think … Hands off to one of the little guards … The big guy with the beard passes off to the little lefty … Boy, I’m having trouble with these names.” - Johhny Most calling a McDonald’s Open game between the Celtics and Jugoplastika Split of Croatia
“I was thinking I was going to be a rich man until the government stepped in and took it all.” - Luc Longley
“If we stay free of injuries, we’ll be in contention to be a healthy team.” - Chris Morris
"They shot the ball well early. What comes out of the microwave hot doesn't always stay hot. I know, because I eat bagels in the morning." - Shaquille O'Neal
These are awesome.
Here's the worst NBA quote.
Jason Kidd: We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees.
Mine is from a soundbite of the Finals last season; it's Kobe saying something along the lines of "'Til you can't breathe, go hard!".
Also Larry Bird; "That was God disguised as Michael Jordan"
"I don't know what cookies you've been eatin" -Charles Barkley
"I'm not worried about the Sacramento Queens" -Shaq
too many bob knight quotes to count but one of my favorite that comes to mind
"We all learn to write in 2nd grade....most of us graduate to better things"
"Why would I endorse the hibachi grill when I am the hibachi grill?"
while answering a question about arriving on Hallowed grounds in South Bend
"I haven't stepped on any hallowed ground that I know of unless the pope has blessed the Marriott" -Bob Knight
"There is no "I" in team but there is in win." - Michael Jordan
"They said playing basketball would kill me. Well, not playing basketball was killing me." - Magic
"I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice. " - Kareem
"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
“The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.” - Bill Russell
"Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath." - Wilt Chamberlain
"With all of you men out there who think that having a thousand different ladies is pretty cool, I have learned in my life I've found out that having one woman a thousand different times is much more satisfying." Wilt Chamberlain
"The time when there is no one there to feel sorry for you or to cheer for you is when a player is made." - Tim Duncan
"I keep both eyes on my man. The basket hasn't moved on me yet." - Dr J
"It's like all guys want to do is make a dunk, grab their shirt and yell out and scream - they could be down 30 points but that's what they do. Okay, so you made a dunk. Get back down the floor on defense!" - Oscar Robertson
"You can't get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good." - Jerry West
“It sounds weird, I guess, but it’s true: I was really mentored by the preparation of Michael Jackson.
We would always talk about how he prepared to make his music, how he prepared for concerts…He would teach me what he did: How to make a ‘Thriller’ album, a ‘Bad’ album, all the details that went into it. It was all the validation that I needed – to know that I had to focus on my craft and never waver. Because what he did – and how he did it – was psychotic. He helped me get to a level where I was able to win three titles playing with Shaq because of my preparation, my study. And it’s only all grown.
“That’s the mentality that I have – it’s not an athletic one. It’s not from [Michael] Jordan. It’s not from other athletes. It’s from Michael Jackson.” - Kobe Bryant
"I can be bought. If they paid me enough, I'd work for the Klan."
"We better not be doing the Bulls this year. Man, they suck! Bunch of high school kids with $70 million contracts. Damn! I hate my mother for having me too soon."
After retiring from basketball "I'm just what America needs - another unemployed black man.
Ernie: "Did they recognize you in South Dakota?"
Charles: "Yes, they did. It was easy because I was the only black person there. When they see me walking down the street they say 'There he goes again'. And when I come back the next year they say 'He's back yawl!'"
Right after Peja won the 3-point contest: "Kenny said it was going to be an all-international night. I want to know which international brother is going to win the slam dunk contest."
"Bavetta and Moses parted the Red Sea together."
Kenny: "There's guys who go over to Europe and play overseas from America, and they dominate!"
Charles: "Those are called 'brother
"I know why his name is DMX. Because his real name is Earl. Imagine if his name was Earl the rapper."
"Sam Cassell is a good guy, but he's not going to wind up on the cover of GQ anytime soon."
While watching someone in Australia put $1 million worth of rubies on a table: "Damn, must not be any black folks in Australia. You can't just leave $1 million worth of jewelry lying around the 'hood."
"They don't let many black people in the governor's mansion in Alabama," he said, "unless they're cleaning."
On supersized Oliver Miller: "You can't even jump high enough to touch the rim, unless they put a Big Mac on it."
"I'd never buy my girl a watch... she's already got a clock over the stove."
"I always laugh when people ask me about rebounding techniques. I've got a technique. It's called just go get the damn ball."
"Yeah Ernie, its called defense, I mean I wouldn't know anything about it personally but I've heard about it through the grapevine."
"When I was recruited at Auburn [university], they took me to a strip joint. When I saw those titties on Buffy, I knew that Auburn met my academic requirements."
"I heard Tonya Harding is calling herself the Charles Barkley of figure skating. I was going to sue her for defamation of character, but then I realized I have no character."
"Hey Stanley, you could be a great player if you learned just two words: I'm full."-- Barkley yelling to 300-plus-pound Houston Rockets teammate Stanley Roberts
On the All-Star Game: "Hell, there ain't but 15 black millionaires in the whole country & half of 'em are right here in this room."
On Jerry Krause still being able to keep his job as GM of the Chicago Bulls: "Jerry Krause must have pictures of his boss's wife having sex with a monkey."
After throwing a guy through a 1st floor window in a bar Charles was in front of the judge.
Judge: "Your sanctions are community service and a fine, do you have any regrets?"
Charles: "Yeah I regret we weren't on a higher floor"
After an Olympic Dream Team victory over Angola, in which they won 116-48, Charles got into a physical altercation with a member of Angola towards the end of the game, afterwards he says: "Somebody hits me, I'm going to hit him back. Even if it does look like he hasn't eaten in a couple weeks. I thought he was going to pull a spear on me."
"He doesn't have what it takes to be a superstar, but he has the potential to be in the league for a very long time."
WTF WHO SAYS THAT!?
Everytime I hear that, I wanna throw PS3 controller into the screen. Lol that game I think I had dropped like 33 points too.
no LeBron quote?haha
"Life is like ball,....It is round."- Slava Medvedenko.
He was clearly trying to say that it goes around and around, but it just seemed extra funny to me because he always sounded damn near retarded in every interview I heard.
"Because we losin',....We losin',....I'm sorry we just,...we losin'."-KG followed be tears on live TV while with Minny.
"I gotta feed my family."-Lattrell Spreewell on being offered MLE money instead of the 7-8 he expected.
"If I leave, I'm taking Slava with me."-Kobe Bryant to Gary Vitti about his impending free agency in 04'.