Larry Bird Quotes

29 Larry Bird quotes:

"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals."
"I don't know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody - somewhere - was practicing more than me."
"Like me, he plays the game to win, ... Because of his intensity and desire to win, Ronnie's a guy I would pay money to watch play."
Author: Bird Quotes Category: Desire Quotes
"Some guys can lead and some guys can't. I have a lot of trust in Jermaine and I know he wants to be a good leader. But to just throw him in there and say, 'OK, you're our leader,' that's tough, especially when you're injured a lot. You lead by example and not with words, and when you're not out there every day in practice and games, it's hard to lead."
Author: Bird Quotes Category: Trust Quotes
"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."
"What's better? Dogs or broomsticks? I mean will the world really ever know?"
"If there was a payment to the bank due, and we needed shoes, she'd get the shoes, and then deal with them guys at the bank. I don't mean she wouldn't pay the bank, but the children always came first."
"About all our good high school players are going out of state. ...That's something that probably hurts more than anything. It's very important to try to keep our kids in-state. That's how you have an identity."
Author: Bird Quotes Category: School Quotes
"I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end."
Author: Bird Quotes Category: American Coach Quotes Theory Quotes
"I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American."
"Once you are labeled 'the best' you want to stay up there, and you can't do it by loafing around."
"When it gets down to it, basketball is basketball."
"My best friend missed three one-and-ones. I still get mad at him for that."
Author: Bird Quotes Category: Best Friends Quotes
"Won't be much golf this off-season. It's going to be a working summer."
Author: Bird Quotes Category: Golf Quotes
"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. 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."
"The best players will play. That's the way it will always be."
"Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds."
"The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson."
"But it is a black man's game, and it will be forever."
"I don't have a problem with them having a dam. The problem is standing water on the road bed. Eventually, that water will erode the road bed and the road will then break up and cave in."
Author: Bird Quotes Category: Bed Quotes

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