Basketball Quotes, Sayings about basketball sport

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.
– Charles Barkley

Basketball doesn’t build character it reveals it.
– Anonymous

The business always gets in the way of basketball.
– Jason Kidd

Basketball is a team game. But that doesn’t mean all five players should have the same amount of shots.
– Dean Smith

Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.
– Red Auerbach

What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player.
– John Wooden

As far as carrying the torch for the years to come, I don’t know. I just want to be the best basketball player I can be.
– Kobe Bryant

The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for the common goal.
– Dave DeBusschere

We had a convicted felon as the president. … And no organization.
– Felix Sabates

Pressure can burst a pipe or pressure can make a diamond.
– Robert Horry

You can run a lot of plays when your X is twice as big as the other guys’ O. It makes your X’s and O’s pretty good.
– Paul Westphal

The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
– Bill Russell

Nothing there but basketball, a game which won’t be fit for people until they set the basket umbilicus-high and return the giraffes to the zoo.
– Ogden Nash

I haven’t been able to slam-dunk the basketball for the past five years. Or, for the thirty-eight years before that, either.
– Dave Barry

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

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

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

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

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

What is so fascinating about sitting around watching a bunch of pituitary cases stuff a ball through a hoop?
– Woody Allen