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"A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That's how I want you to play."
-- Coach K

"Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
-- Wilt Chamberlain

"One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team."
-- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"This is the second most exciting indoor sport, and the other one shouldn't have spectators."
-- Dick Vertleib

"Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals."
-- James Naismith

"Boards, Boards, Boards."
-- Knute Rockne

"When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro."
-- Larry Bird

"If you are going to take it to the bank, then you better cash it in."
-- Shannon Fish

"My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back."
-- Source Unknown

"Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best."
-- Tim Duncan

"Basketball doesn't build character it reveals it."
-- Author Unknown

"Basketball is like photography, if you don't focus, all you have is the negative."
-- Dan Frisby

"A tough day at the office is even tougher when your OFFICE contains spectator seating."
-- Nik Posa

"They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds."
-- Wilt Chamberlain

"If the NBA were on channel 5 and a bunch of frogs making love were on channel 4, I'd watch the frogs, even if they were coming in fuzzy."
-- Bobby Knight

"The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play "Drop the Handkerchief."
-- James Naismith

"There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket."
-- Abe Lemons

"Any American boy can be a basketball star if he grows up, up, up."
-- Bill Vaughn

"If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball."
-- Phil Jackson

"We have a great bunch of outside shooters. Unfortunately, all our games are played indoors."
-- Weldon Drew

"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

"Left hand, right hand, it doesn't matter. I'm amphibious."
-- Charles Shackleford

"Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team."
-- Scottie Pippen

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