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The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I'm out there on the basketball court.

Tags: Black, Ego  ✍ Author: Kobe Bryant

You want to do Olympics just like you do a pro football game or a basketball game? Be my guest. Watch it all fade away.

Tags: Football, Game  ✍ Author: Dick Ebersol

In sixth grade, my basketball team made it to the league championships. In double overtime, with three seconds left, I rebounded the ball and passed it - to the wrong team! They scored at the buzzer and we lost the game. To this day, I still have nightmares!

Tags: Game, Lost  ✍ Author: Zac Efron

I gravitate toward the team thing. I'm not a golfer - I much prefer basketball.

Tags: Team, Toward  ✍ Author: Michael Eisner

I got on the scale and I weighed around 203. I'm only 5'7. I was about to turn 30, and I wasn't active anymore. So I started working with a nutritionist and a trainer. I played basketball twice a week. And soon it all just became a habit for me. I became addicted to something good for a change.

Tags: Change, Good  ✍ Author: Jerry Ferrara

I still regret that I never played soccer in high school. I chose basketball over soccer.

Tags: Regret, School  ✍ Author: Will Ferrell

So you're dealing with a coach, and you're dealing with a guy who's actually experienced NBA basketball from a player's perspective and actually goes about it that way.

Tags: Actually, Guy  ✍ Author: Kevin Garnett

I played basketball and soccer my freshman year in high school.

Tags: School, Year  ✍ Author: Mia Hamm

I believe that whatever we have, regardless of a trade being done or not, I feel we have a shot. I've just got to believe that we're going to be all right. I've got to just play basketball.

Tags: Done, Whatever  ✍ Author: Allen Iverson

Few would deny that blacks have become very dominant in athletics: football, basketball, track, now dominant in tennis and dominant in golf.

Tags: Become, Football  ✍ Author: Jesse Jackson

The hand check has always been a part of pro basketball.

Tags: Check, Hand  ✍ Author: Stu Jackson

Once you begin reviewing judgment calls, which in basketball there are many, you put yourself on a very slippery slope in terms of what could be reviewed, and ultimately the number of reviews that could take place that would make it unwieldy.

Tags: Put, Yourself  ✍ Author: Stu Jackson

The fact is that everybody around a college basketball game - the coaches, the announcers, even the referees at a lower level - calculates when the game is really over. They calculate it with intuition and guesswork.

Tags: College, Game  ✍ Author: Bill James

You know, I'm just 6'9" and 260. And just so happen to be very good at playing the game of basketball.

Tags: Game, Good  ✍ Author: LeBron James

I won at every level - all the way since I started playing the game of basketball at nine. I've won at every level, won championships at every level. And, you know, it won't be fulfilled until I win at the highest level.

Tags: Game, Win  ✍ Author: LeBron James

I don't know how tall I am or how much I weigh. Because I don't want anybody to know my identity. I'm like a superhero. Call me Basketball Man.

Tags: Anybody, Call  ✍ Author: LeBron James

You know, God gave me a gift to do other things besides play the game of basketball.

Tags: Game, God  ✍ Author: LeBron James

I treated it like every day was my last day with a basketball.

Tags: Last, Treated  ✍ Author: LeBron James

When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it's time for me to move away from the game.

Tags: Game, Time  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

When I was young, I had to learn the fundamentals of basketball. You can have all the physical ability in the world, but you still have to know the fundamentals.

Tags: Learn, Young  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I've been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball.

Tags: Life, Travel  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

For a competitive junkie like me, golf is a great solution because it smacks you in the face every time you think you have accomplished something. That to me has taken over a lot of the energy and competitiveness for basketball.

Tags: Great, Time  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don't believe there is only one greatest player either.

Tags: Greatest, Perfect  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

If you're a basketball player and you don't stop and take pictures with your fans, you can have an amazing game and everyone still loves you.

Tags: Amazing, Game  ✍ Author: Kim Kardashian

I like basketball, and I've been to three games, which is so much more fun than seeing it on TV, I think.

Tags: Fun, Three  ✍ Author: Heidi Klum
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The cast gets along pretty well, it's a good work environment. I hang out a lot with Brett Claywell, he plays Tim Smith on the show. We play plenty of basketball.

Tags: Good, Work  ✍ Author: James Lafferty

I played in Joe Louis in a playoff game. I played there when the roof caved in for half a season. The facility is great for basketball because it goes straight up, so you feel like the fans are on top of you.

Tags: Game, Great  ✍ Author: Bill Laimbeer

Pro basketball is a very mercenary endeavor.

Tags: Endeavor, Pro  ✍ Author: Rick Majerus

When I said I retired from basketball playing, I have retired. You will not see me play again. That is a promise.

Tags: Again, Said  ✍ Author: Karl Malone

I am sure that no man can derive more pleasure from money or power than I do from seeing a pair of basketball goals in some out of the way place.

Tags: Money, Power  ✍ Author: James Naismith

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

Tags: Meet, Simply  ✍ Author: James Naismith

Basketball isn't as popular in Canada as it is in the US. Hockey is by far the most popular sport in Canada.

Tags: Far, Hockey  ✍ Author: Steve Nash

My father was a soccer player. All my friends played basketball though, so I stuck with basketball.

Tags: Father, Friends  ✍ Author: Steve Nash

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

Tags: Football, Pain  ✍ Author: Shaquille O\'Neal

Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else.

Tags: Else, Put  ✍ Author: Shaquille O\'Neal

I grew up in a small town in Illinois, and my dad was a basketball coach. Thanks to him, I have excellent fundamentals in both basketball and baseball.

Tags: Baseball, Dad  ✍ Author: Nick Offerman

Basketball is in my blood. It is my obligation to try.

Tags: Blood, Try  ✍ Author: 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.

Tags: Blessed, Here  ✍ Author: 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.

Tags: Great, Love  ✍ Author: Hakeem Olajuwon

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

Tags: Off, Space  ✍ Author: Hakeem Olajuwon

Nobody cared about swimming. You could draw a crowd for basketball.

Tags: Nobody, Swimming  ✍ Author: Merlin Olsen

It took me a while to realize that basketball wasn't football.

Tags: Football, While  ✍ Author: Merlin Olsen

The basketball coach cut me within two days, so I was back in the pool. I was the first one in the wall after the first 25 yards, but the last one out because I didn't have a flip turn.

Tags: After, Last  ✍ Author: Merlin Olsen

I like sports, and I enjoy playing basketball and lifting weights.

Tags: Enjoy, Sports  ✍ Author: Joel Osteen

My whole career has been trying to please people in basketball. Now it's time to please myself.

Tags: Career, Time  ✍ Author: Candace Parker

So like any football or basketball coach, you always always believe you're going to win.

Tags: Football, Win  ✍ Author: Colin Powell

We must take down the carnies. I think we need to start a campaign to defeat their scamming ways. I never win the boardwalk basketball game.

Tags: Game, Win  ✍ Author: Melissa Rauch

I played sports year around: basketball, soccer, softball and I ran track year around, from the time I was, like, six, seven.

Tags: Sports, Time  ✍ Author: Gabrielle Union

Whirlyball is only the most awesome sport on the planet! It's like bumper cars plus lacrosse meets basketball.

Tags: Awesome, Cars  ✍ Author: St. Vincent

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.

Tags: Football, Love  ✍ Author: Dwyane 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.

Tags: Best, Game  ✍ Author: Dwyane Wade

I wake at 5 or 5:30 most mornings, make myself a latte and grab a cookie, write until 10 or 11, go have my favorite meal, 'second breakfast,' or grab coffee with friends, or play basketball. Then, around noon, I begin apologizing via email for the manuscripts I can't get to.

Tags: Coffee, Friends  ✍ Author: Jess Walter

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.

Tags: Full, History  ✍ Author: Bill Walton

We can never thank David Stern enough. His vision to use basketball to improve the quality of our lives to make this world a better and saner place, that guy, is the most important man in the history of basketball.

Tags: Enough, History  ✍ Author: 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.

Tags: Difference, Yourself  ✍ Author: Bill Walton

Chick Hearn was my favorite broadcaster ever - he's the one who taught me to think basketball, how to love basketball.

Tags: Favorite, Love  ✍ Author: 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.

Tags: Joy, Sacrifice  ✍ Author: Bill Walton

We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else.

Tags: Change, Else  ✍ Author: John Wooden

What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.

Tags: Far, Player  ✍ Author: John Wooden

I grew up in Michigan, so I played hockey, football and basketball. I played a little bit of lacrosse, too. My brother played more lacrosse and ran track.

Tags: Football, Hockey  ✍ Author: Steven Yeun

I was actually supposed to be a basketball player, not an actress. My parents had me playing basketball on competitive teams when I was in kindergarten. Even though my heart belongs to the arts, I'm a tomboy at heart, too.

Tags: Heart, Parents  ✍ Author: Zendaya

There have been players with Indian heritage, but there hasn't been a Native-American professional basketball player who became a regular for all sorts of social and political reasons.

Tags: Political, Social  ✍ Author: Sherman Alexie

I'm a Christian first. I'm a family guy second. As much as I like coaching, as much as I like basketball, it's third, fourth, or fifth down the line.

Tags: Christian, Family  ✍ Author: Steve Alford

While I sign off on trades or free agents, I've rarely overruled my basketball people's decisions. But I'm not shy about steering the discussion or pushing deeper if something doesn't make sense to me.

Tags: Free, Sense  ✍ Author: Paul Allen

I can't palm a basketball.

Tags: Palm  ✍ Author: Carmelo Anthony

I was never really a model. That somehow is in my bio. The whole thing is I was tall since I was a child - you're either a model or you play basketball.

Tags: Child, Whole  ✍ Author: Jules Asner

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

Tags: Sports, War  ✍ Author: Red Auerbach

When I was coming up in high school, if you wanted to be in the musical it was during the winter, so I had to choose between playing basketball or being in the musical. And I ended up playing basketball.

Tags: Between, School  ✍ Author: Ben Schwartz

I'm not a role model... Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids.

Tags: Kids, Mean  ✍ Author: Charles Barkley

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.

Tags: Sports, Year  ✍ Author: Charles Barkley

It ain't like we're curing cancer or anything, we're watching basketball.

Tags: Cancer, Watching  ✍ Author: Charles Barkley

When you think about what the odds are to have four boys to not only be able to follow in the footsteps in a basketball career but to also be good in the secondary career as far as the broadcasting, it's pretty remarkable.

Tags: Career, Good  ✍ Author: Rick Barry

For example, Michael Jordan earns $100million a year but continues to play basketball and remains a modest human being.

Tags: Human, Year  ✍ Author: Franz Beckenbauer

If you're playing basketball with someone who's better than you, you have to get better or else it's no fun.

Tags: Fun, Someone  ✍ Author: Jason Behr

I've always been like that. I was a tomboy when I was a kid, so I was always playing baseball and basketball and football and stuff as a kid with the boys.

Tags: Baseball, Football  ✍ Author: Catherine Bell

When it gets down to it, basketball is basketball.

 ✍ Author: Larry Bird

It wasn't until late high school and early college that I gained enough size and skill to make me welcome on intramural basketball teams.

Tags: Enough, School  ✍ Author: Paul D. Boyer

Trying to take money out of politics is like trying to take jumping out of basketball.

Tags: Money, Politics  ✍ Author: Bill Bradley

I had no experience with broadcasting basketball games, so I took a tape recorder and went to a playground where there was a summer league, and I stood up in the top of the stands and I called the game.

Tags: Experience, Game  ✍ Author: Ed Bradley

I played a lot of sports and it's the plays in basketball that weren't worked out that are the ones that are just fantastic that you remember. We don't know the power that's within our own bodies.

Tags: Power, Sports  ✍ Author: Dave Brubeck

We've got to play better basketball.

 ✍ Author: Tim Buckley

Dinner, basketball game, four guys - classic.

Tags: Game, Guys  ✍ Author: Billy Bush

When you're picking a basketball team, you'll take the brother over the guy with the yarmulke. Why? Because you're playing the odds.

Tags: Team, Why  ✍ Author: Adam Carolla

Millions of guys play millions of basketball games every day of the week at the playground or the YMCA. But LeBron James gets $20 million a year because he can jam on all of those guys. We're always going to want to see LeBron and Kobe go at it.

Tags: Week, Year  ✍ Author: Adam Carolla

If we can take young people who excel at the highest levels, put them on the same kind of pedestal as the all-state basketball player and the all-state football player, and begin to get the same kind of recognition, it will have a profound effect, and we are finding that it does.

Tags: Football, Young  ✍ Author: Benjamin Carson

I really focused on three things in high school - my company, basketball and my school work.

Tags: School, Work  ✍ Author: Pete Cashmore

People who understand basketball definitely appreciate what I bring to the table.

Tags: Bring, Understand  ✍ Author: Tyson Chandler

In the tennis world, there weren't a whole lot of Asians playing. You see it a little bit more now. The same can really be said for basketball.

Tags: Said, Whole  ✍ Author: Michael Chang

There are only so many hours you can sit on the bus and watch TV or play basketball or whatever we do to pass the time before we go out onstage.

Tags: Time, Whatever  ✍ Author: Kenny Chesney

Theaters are great. They're designed to sound good, not for basketball.

Tags: Good, Great  ✍ Author: Les Claypool

I was taught by teachers, and if it's one thing I have it's a basketball mind and I try to pass it on and pay it forward.

Tags: Forward, Mind  ✍ Author: Doug Collins

We're talking about being relevant again. I want the Sixers to be on people's tongues again... I want the Sixers to be the basketball team that people want to see.

Tags: Again, Team  ✍ Author: Doug Collins

It was okay for Wayne Gretzky's dad, for instance, to give him a hockey stick, or Joe Montana's dad to give him a football, or Larry Bird's dad to give him a basketball, but it wasn't okay for Gloria Connors to give her son a tennis racquet.

Tags: Dad, Football  ✍ Author: Jimmy Connors

I had concussions as a kid playing football and basketball, and know what it feels like and to have someone say 'Just rub some dirt on it, and get back in there.'

Tags: Football, Someone  ✍ Author: Billy Corgan

The thing I like about my body is that it's strong. I can move furniture around my apartment. I can ride my horse... I can play basketball. It's a well functioning machine.

Tags: Body, Strong  ✍ Author: Cindy Crawford

When I first started playing golf, I was heavily into softball and basketball.

Tags: Playing, Started  ✍ Author: Paula Creamer

I've got a basketball signed by all the greats from Julius Irving to Oscar Robinson. It was at an All Star game I got them all to sign it. So that ain't going nowhere. I'm going to die with that in my casket.

Tags: Die, Game  ✍ Author: Ice Cube

I tried out for my basketball team every year and I never made it. You had to buy the shoes before you knew if you were on the team because it took a few weeks for them to ship. I bought the shoes every year, never once made the team, had a ton of high school basketball shoes.

Tags: School, Team  ✍ Author: Adam DeVine

I sail, scuba dive, play football, basketball.

Tags: Football, Sail  ✍ Author: Casper Van Dien

I always wanted to be a basketball player.

Tags: Player, Wanted  ✍ Author: Ronnie James Dio
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